School of Nursing


The Bachelor of Nursing programmes are designed to provide students with a liberal education which prepares them to be direct care-givers, teachers, counsellors and advocates for their clients. The students will be encouraged to perform these roles in a caring manner. The courses in the programmes will contribute to the knowledge, competencies and attitudes of graduates so that they may:

1) Provide for and facilitate comprehensive and effective client care;

2) Convey an awareness of and respect for the values, dignity, and rights of human beings;

3) Recognize the extent to which personal values and attitudes influence the interaction with and care of clients;

4) Apply current knowledge from nursing and other disciplines in any client care environment;

5) Apply scientific methods while maintaining the holistic perspective;

6) Take account of the influences of social, cultural, political and economic forces on the health and lifestyles of people;

7) Communicate and work effectively with other health professionals, agencies and governments in dealing with client care issues;

8) Become self-directed in the pursuit of excellence;

9) Be analytical, critical, and independent thinkers;

10) Use previous experience and education to enhance their knowledge base and competencies;

11) Affirm the values and standards of the nursing profession;

12) Recognize that learning is a continuous life-long process.

Last modified on October 8, 1997 by MaryJane Puxley

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