School of Nursing
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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