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Philosophy

Professional nursing practice is both an art and a science that provides care in varied healthcare systems, centered on individuals, families, communities and populations encompassing:

  • Evidence-based best practices
  • Safety and quality improvement
  • Informatics and technology
  • Advocacy
  • Communication and collaboration
  • Provision of education
  • Wellness promotion, injury prevention and disease management

The Morton College Nursing Program believes that the education of prelicensure nurses is accomplished through an understanding of the needs of the adult learner and by applying the principles of evidence-based teaching practices. To achieve this, the faculty and students are dedicated to creating educational experiences that encompass:

  • Caring and compassion
  • Ethics and integrity
  • Diversity
  • Human dignity and social justice
  • Inquiry and critical thinking
  • Communication and collaboration
  • Accountability and responsibility
  • Life-long learning

Professional nursing practice is both an art and a science that provides care in varied healthcare systems, centered on individuals, families, communities and populations encompassing:

  • Evidence-based best practices
  • Safety and quality improvement
  • Informatics and technology
  • Advocacy
  • Communication and collaboration
  • Provision of education
  • Wellness promotion, injury prevention and disease management

Outcomes

  1. Provide safe, quality, evidence-based, patient-centered nursing care, in a variety of healthcare settings, to diverse patients across the life span.
  2. Employ the nursing process, using critical thinking and clinical reasoning, to manage patient care and within a culture of caring.
  3. Participate in collaborative relationships with members of the inter-professional team, the patient and the patient's support persons.
  4. Implement fiscally responsible quality and regulatory measures to improve patient care.
  5. Use information technology and patient care technology to assess, communicate, educate, mitigate error and support decision-making.
  6. Assimilate professional, legal and ethical guidelines in practice as a professional nurse.
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