Mission Document-The School of Nursing

Our Mission

The School of Nursing at Platt College prepares employment-ready graduates for diverse professional nursing practice while promoting personal and professional integrity and utilization of evidence to provide competent, safe, high quality, effective care for individuals, families, groups, communities, and populations.

Our Vision

We, the Faculty at the School of Nursing at Platt College, seek to instill in each nursing student a foundation of knowledge and skills necessary to meet the ever changing societal healthcare needs by encouraging life-long learning and a passion for professional nursing practice.

Our Core Values

Diversity

  • The School of Nursing embraces diversity in cultural backgrounds, personal characteristics and recognizing the free expression of ideas, opinions, and differences in people, and respects the rights of students, faculty, and staff.

Excellence in the Learning Process

  • The School of Nursing values the role that faculty play in individualizing instruction, encouraging critical thinking, stimulating creativity, and in providing high-quality, student-centered, academic instruction, and information literacy.

Ethics and Integrity

  • The School of Nursing promotes a strong work ethic and places fairness, objectivity, transparency, and accountability as basis for its policies and procedures in all aspects of The School of Nursing.

Personal Development

  • The School of Nursing is committed to intellectual and personal growth of students, faculty, and staff.

Community

  • The School of Nursing is a caring community of students, faculty, staff, and administration who work collaboratively to foster leadership and development of others.  We endeavor to provide baccalaureate-educated, employment-ready, culturally humble graduates who are prepared to meet the needs of a global community. 

Our Outcomes

Upon completion of the nursing program, the Baccalaureate Generalist nurse graduating from The School of Nursing at Platt College will be prepared to function as a:

Provider of Care

  • The graduate from The School of Nursing at Platt College will be prepared to assume accountability for the delivery of safe, holistic, patient-centered care based on evidence for diverse individuals, families, groups, communities and populations in a variety of settings through use of the nursing process to prevent illness and injury and promote, restore, maintain health and optimal functioning across the lifespan.

Leader/ Manager

  • The graduate from The School of Nursing at Platt College will work collaboratively to manage care transitions by coordinating care of diverse individuals, families, groups, or populations through effective use of scientific advances, technology, resources, information, and information systems.  The baccalaureate generalist nurse will also use their skills to delegate tasks to other healthcare personnel and supervise and evaluate the performance of these personnel within complex and evolving healthcare systems. The graduate will bring a unique blend of caring, judgment, skills and knowledge to the health care team while promoting the personal and professional growth and development of those within their charge.

Member of the Profession

  • The graduate from The School of Nursing at Platt College will demonstrate the professional values of altruism, autonomy, human dignity, integrity, and social justice and participate in the policy processes impacting individuals, families, groups, communities and populations. The graduate will also assume accountability for maintaining their professional practice and the image of nursing through the demonstration of continuous professional engagement and lifelong learning.

Competencies

Achievement of the Program Outcomes for The School of Nursing at Platt College will be measured using the following five competencies based upon the national standards of The Essentials of Baccalaureate Education for Professional Nursing Practice (American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN), 2008) and the Prelicensure knowledge, skills, and attitudes delineated by Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN).

  1. Nursing Process
  2. Nursing Informatics
  3. Professional Standards
  4. Evidence-Based Practice
  5. Interprofessional Communication & Collaboration