Our Nursing Philosophy at Concordia
Nursing is both an art and a science. As such, it embraces the development of the individual through both liberal studies and scientific preparation. The goal of nursing is to view each individual as a bio-psychosocial, cultural, and spiritual being with individual needs that are of utmost concern to the profession.
Concordia University's Nursing Program is a contemporary, comprehensive program that has been uniquely designed for you to learn the necessary knowledge and advanced skills to provide excellence in caring, compassionate, and competent nursing care.
Caring. The Nursing Program is guided by the mission of Concordia University as a Christian institution. The curriculum is designed around Dr. Jean Watson's philosophy of caring in nursing along with the standards identified by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). Our goal is to educate nurses to develop a view of nursing as a self-actualizing process that is essential in ministering to those who need care. Working closely with faculty role models, you will learn to see nursing as both a philosophical and scientific approach to caring for all those who seek health care, disease prevention and management, health promotion, and health education.
Compassionate. Throughout your courses and interaction with faculty, you will be prepared to provide culturally-sensitive nursing care to a growing ethnically diverse population. You will become an advocate for your patients. Essential to this discipline is the development of attributes that encourage the holistic development of self in order to become socially responsive to the healthcare needs of a culturally diverse world.
Competent. Our program will not only provide you with a strong scientific knowledge base, but you will have the opportunity to develop and refine your clinical skills and professional strategies. Our graduates are prepared to be accountable in nursing practice, resource management, and quality improvement by demonstrating skills in leadership, critical thinking, and implementing the delivery of nursing care in a variety of settings. Nurses will develop the ability to evaluate patients’ responses to nursing and medical care, revise a plan of care in concert with the patient while advocating for best treatment and nursing care options with members of the health care team in a variety of settings.
Nursing and its relationship to people of all cultural and ethnic backgrounds is rooted in a liberal arts education and life experiences that assist in integrating biophysical knowledge with information about human needs and behaviors in order to care for those who seek health care for illnesses, health restoration, and promotion.