School of Nursing

PHILOSOPHY

The Memorial University of Newfoundland School of Nursing programmes are based on three major beliefs: (a) that nursing is a dynamic and creative process, encompassing the interaction of the nurse, the client, and the environment; (b) that, as one of the health professions, nursing develops, tests, and uses theoretical and scientific knowledge; and (c) that caring for human beings and promoting change toward health are central to nursing. Preparation for nursing requires a broad knowledge base not only in nursing and health sciences but also in the humanities and the natural and social sciences.

Nursing knowledge is concerned with the patterns of human behaviour as it evolves through interaction with the environment and affects human health.

Nursing practice is based on theoretical and scientific knowledge and aims to promote health.


Last modified on October 8, 1997 by MaryJane Puxley

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