Nursing Division Philosophy
The Nursing Division at Darton College believes that in today’s modern world of nursing, education for our adult learners should be centered on patient care, teamwork and collaboration, evidence-based practice, quality improvement, informatics, and safety.
Nursing educators at Darton College place an emphasis on patient centered care and strive to teach concepts which enable students to develop safe, competent, ethical, and personally responsible nursing practice. The nursing faculty believes that the patient’s own values should be considered and reflected in the plan of care.
The nursing division strives to teach students how to work collaboratively and effectively within a team setting. The faculty recognizes the significance of evaluating nursing literature and research in an effort to teach the latest evidence-based practice.
The nursing faculty recognizes that there are constantly evolving needs to improve the quality and the safety of health care and that it is important to teach nursing students the significance of quality improvement in nursing.
The faculty believes that the Darton College Nursing Program contributes to communities by preparing nurses who are competent and safe for an entry-level position and value life long learning.
Furthermore, Darton College Nursing Division strives to teach principles which will prepare the entry level nurse how to incorporate the use of informatics in day to day patient care.
The faculty believes that learning is a partnership between the faculty, the student, and the patient. The instructor’s role is to assist the student in clarifying concepts, problem solving, and developing individual strengths necessary for competent practice. This process creates a social, cultural, and scientific awareness that manifests itself in responsible professional practice within our communities.