Nursing is the art and science of caring.
Caring, the essential essence of nursing, involves the whole client — mind, body and spirit. When caring ceases, nursing ceases. Secondary themes for nursing include nursing process and nursing roles.
The nursing faculty believe that health through holistic care is the goal of nursing and the nursing process serves as a unifying framework for nursing practice. The student must learn and be prepared to assume a variety of nursing roles within the environment. In order to accomplish these nursing roles, nursing integrates principles from the natural/behavioral sciences and humanities.
Baccalaureate nursing education has as its goal the education of professional nurses who have a broad knowledge of nursing, the physical and behavioral sciences, and the humanities.Graduates provide leadership in nursing and collaborate with other professionals in the health care system, assume responsibility for competent nursing practice and continued professional development, and demonstrate commitment to the profession.
Associate degree education in nursing prepares the graduate to assume the role of a registered nurse competent to serve in entry-level nursing positions. Associate-degree nurses are skilled in technical aspects of nursing care and are qualified to give bedside care, most commonly in a hospital setting or extended-care facility.
Presentation College also offers completion programs for both RNs and one and two-year LPNs to earn their Bachelor of Science degrees in Nursing. These programs are offered through the College’s PC Virtual Department.
You can see the required courses for each of these degrees on the Program Resources page.