About St. Paul's School of Nursing
MISSION AND PURPOSES
St. Paul’s School of Nursing provides postsecondary career education to both traditional and nontraditional students through a variety of degree programs that assist adult students in enhancing their career opportunities and improving problem-solving abilities. St. Paul’s School of Nursing strives to develop within its students the desire for lifelong and continued education.
The staff at St. Paul’s School of Nursing believes that they make an important contribution to the economic growth and social well-being of the area. St. Paul’s School of Nursing educates its students to help meet the economic needs of their community in entry-level positions.
The educational process is a change-oriented approach to education that provides the community with graduates who possess the skills and knowledge needed to succeed in existing and emerging career occupations.
The following goals are integral to the mission of St. Paul's School of Nursing:
- To develop each student’s individual and professional growth, including written and interpersonal communication, critical thinking, and problem-solving competencies.
- To develop each student’s professional attitude and an awareness of contemporary career practices through exposure to pragmatic course content.
- To promote self-discipline and motivation so that students may enjoy success in their career and in society.
- To attract and retain effective and qualified instructors who are familiar with current medical and/or technical practices, and who motivate and develop students.
- To offer sound associate in science and associate in occupational studies programs.
- To maintain a dynamic organization that is responsible and responsive to its constituencies.
- To minimize economic disadvantages as a barrier to postsecondary education by providing financial aid services and by accepting students without regard to age, sex, religion, race, physical challenges, or economic or social background.
- To assist graduates in finding positions for which they are trained.
PROGRAM MISSIONS, GOALS, AND STUDENT LEARNING OBJECTIVES
The mission of the nursing and allied health programs at Saint Paul’s School of Nursing is to serve the needs of the community by offering an excellent education exemplifying the highest standards for nursing practice. Nursing is both an art and a science providing a human service. The core values of respect, integrity, compassion and excellence are embedded throughout the curriculum as the foundation for providing care to all.
The mission and purpose of Saint Paul’s School of Nursing guides the planning, implementation, and evaluation of the curriculum and the services provided by the School.
St. Paul’s School of Nursing is institutionally accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES).