At Missouri Western, our Nursing faculty believe that professional nursing practice is based upon the integration of the concepts related to person, health, environment and nursing.

In addition, Missouri Western’s Nursing faculty hold the following beliefs related to baccalaureate education of student nurses:

Faculty instruct on the eye exam chartNursing education occurs in an accredited academic setting within an institution of higher education and is based upon interaction of the learner, the educator, the curriculum, teaching-learning strategies and the environment The goal of the educational program is to prepare professional nurses who are visionary, possess leadership skills and have the necessary competencies to meet the demands of the evolving health care system. To this end, the faculty are committed to creating and sustaining reciprocal partnerships with a variety of clinical practice settings wherein mutually beneficial relationships support both student clinical learning experiences and benefit the delivery setting.

Learning is a life-long process of developing individual potential through a spirit of inquiry and self-motivation. Learning involves cognitive, affective and psychomotor components and development of critical and creative thinking. The learner is accountable for his/her learning and is expected to demonstrate responsibility for independence and self-direction.

Faculty have accountability for facilitating student learning by developing, implementing and evaluating quality learning experiences based on current research and practice. Faculty also have individual responsibility for scholarship including dimensions of discovery, integration, application and teaching.