NURSING PROGRAM PHILOSOPHY
The Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) Faculty accepts and operates within the framework of the Mission Statements of Victor Valley College (VVC) to provide a nurturing learning environment through exceptional student experiences that drive success, promote civic engagement, and meet community need through personal growth. The basic education of the Associate Degree Nursing student is planned and implemented by qualified faculty committed to academic and instructional excellence who is dedicated to providing opportunities for student learning and success through academic advancement, workforce development, and personal growth.
CONCEPTS OF HUMANITY
People are unique beings composed of bio-psycho-social and cultural subsystems that form an integrated whole. An individual is an open system in constant interaction with his and her environment, growing and developing throughout the life cycle. This dynamic interaction known as homeokinesis reflects a person’s ability to strive toward a feeling of well-being and self-actualization.
ART & SCIENCE OF NURSING
Nursing is a dynamic caring process, practiced on various levels of complexity and responsibility. This process is derived from the evolving bio-psycho-social, cultural, spiritual, and environmental needs of people. The nursing process includes supporting the individual, sick or well, in the performance of those activities that contribute to attaining and maintaining an optimum level of wellness throughout the life cycle, including support to a peaceful death with dignity.
CONCEPTS OF NURSING EDUCATION
Learning is defined as the acquisition of knowledge by inquiry and application, using critical thinking skills and sound clinical judgement to demonstrate competencies as a manager of care. Faculty awareness and sensitivity of students’ diverse learning styles, including learning disabilities and varied cultural and ethnic backgrounds, promote student success. All students have the opportunity to pursue their educational goals without barriers or discrimination. The curriculum is arranged in a functional sequence to facilitate achievement of student learning outcomes. Vital components to the learning process and student fulfillment of their goals include student-teacher interaction, effective communication, and student support systems. Updated technology including Internet access, computer assisted instruction, and multi-media materials are integrated as a support system. The teacher serves as a facilitator of learning, and a resource person. The student as an adult learner is expected to take an active role in the learning process. The student will be accountable to maintain defined standards of the nursing program.
VVC ADN Program prepares students for an entry-level position in nursing practice by valuing and supporting each student in the successful attainment of their goals and promoting an inclusive, equity-focused environment. VVC AND Program strives to provide excellent educational opportunities that are responsive to the diverse needs of its students and communities, and empowers both to be active participants in shaping the future. This programs various educational innovations provide education to help students become leaders and to increase prosperity in the community.