Our Philosophy

Philosophy of Nursing

The nursing faculty of Monroe Community College believes that nursing is a caring, holistic, patient centered profession.  Nursing is guided by science, theory, evidence-based practice, a code of ethics, and the art of caring to treat human responses to health and illness in diverse environments.  The practice of nursing promotes, maintains, and restores the health and safety of individuals, families, and communities.

The faculty believes in the development of meaningful partnerships among students where everyone feels safe, valued, and respected. Students are expected to be accountable, ethical, honest, and authentic. 

The faculty believes that nursing education is the process that prepares students to participate in the safe practice of quality nursing. Teaching strategies foster critical thinking and promote awareness of social and cultural diversity, addressing structural racism and other systemic inequities.

The faculty believes that students assume primary responsibility for learning while faculty endeavor to provide an innovative, creative, and contemporary curriculum.   Through continuous assessment and critical analysis of pedagogy, the faculty aspires to maximize student potential for excellence, growth, and lifelong learning.

The faculty believes that Human Flourishing is centered on patients, families, and social systems.  Through caring, collaboration, and communication, students are empowered to honor diversity and promote patient and family progress toward goal achievement and personal growth.

The faculty believes that Nursing Judgment encompasses the utilization of knowledge and science in the provision of patient-centered care.  Students will apply the Nursing Process by incorporating information literacy, clinical judgment, and prioritization to provide safe, quality, efficient, and effective nursing care.

The faculty believes that Professional Identity evolves from the values of caring, integrity, and excellence.  Through ethical and accountable behaviors, students will practice within the legal and regulatory standards of the nursing profession.

The faculty believes that a Spirit of Inquiry challenges students to examine and analyze evidence-based practice.  Using information literacy, students will incorporate strategies for ongoing professional development necessary for continued nursing practice.