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Identifying Nursing Mission, Philosophy and Goals
You are the new Dean of Nursing in the fictitious
University of the Seven Seas, College of Nursing (USS CON) and you are
tasked to design a BSN curriculum for the new nursing program.
For Part 1 of the Scenario in creating your BSN nursing
program for the USS CON you will develop your nursing mission
statement, philosophy, and program goals incorporating the QSEN and IOM
recommendations for producing safe, quality care and coverage for all
patients through nursing education. You will create a 4–6-page paper
(excluding title page, references, and Appendices) addressing these items:
Crafting a Mission Statement
The mission of an organization is a succinct statement that
captures the institution’s distinctive character. A mission statement
is a declaration of the special purposes of an institution and whom it
intends to serve. It is the public statement about what the institution
is and why it exists. The uniqueness of the institution and scope of
its activities are evident in the mission statement. The mission
statement shapes the nature, scope, and boundaries of the goals,
activities, and curriculum of the school of nursing (Iwasiw, Goldberg,
& Andrusyszyn, 2009).
Documenting the Philosophy
“A curriculum philosophy is a speculative and analytical
examination of beliefs which are logically conceptualized… [However,]
beliefs are accepted opinions or convictions of the truth that are not
necessarily supported by scientific knowledge. The purpose of the
curriculum philosophy is to guide the educational processes of the
learner” (Torres & Stanton, 1982, p. 30). The philosophy gives
direction for the development of the curriculum. A nursing program’s
philosophy is based on the stated mission, philosophy, and goals of the
institution offering the program. The philosophy needs to incorporate
the four Metaparadigms of nursing: Person, Nursing, Health, and
Use the Internet to examine the philosophy and social
statements of several universities and their colleges of nursing to
familiarize yourself with important elements that are germane to each
Identifying the Goals
The goals of a nursing program should be consistent with the
nursing philosophy and should identify a level of student behavior
(Torres & Stanton, 1982). Goals should initially be viewed as core
characteristics or those qualities that faculty want graduates to
display, such as: 1) critical thinker; 2) Culturally competent; 3)
Knowledgeable coordinator of community resources; 4) Politically aware;
5) Ethically and legally grounded; 6) Effective Communicator; 7)
Competent provider of health care; 8) Modeler of the professional role;
9) Responsible manager of human, fiscal, and material resources
(Boland, 2009). Your goals need to align with American Association of
Colleges of Nursing, Essentials of Baccalaureate Education (AACN, 2008).
Remember, goals are not objectives and should not be
written on the smaller scale that objectives are written on. Goals are
broad and need to be written as student behavioral outcomes according
to Bloom’s Taxonomy (especially at the 4–6 levels). If you are not
familiar with Bloom’s Taxonomy (or Bloom’s Revised Taxonomy) there is
an abundance of information available online. Be sure to take time to
acquaint yourself with this valuable instructional design tool. Click the link to get you started.
As you create your nursing mission, philosophy, and
goals, be sure that you follow APA guidelines for writing style,
spelling and grammar, and citation of sources. Submit this assignment
to the W1: Assignment 3 Dropbox by Saturday, September 19, 2015.
|Assignment 3 Grading Criteria||
the new Nursing program at the fictitious University of the Seven
Seas, College of Nursing with the parent institution’s mission and
|Crafted a nursing mission statement in clear and lucid language.||
statement presented a holistic picture of personal commitment to
improve peoples’ health and quality of life in accordance with the QSEN
and IOM recommendations in producing safe, quality care and coverage for
all patients through nursing education.
a nursing philosophy that incorporated the four Metaparadigms of
nursing and the QSEN & IOM recommendations in producing safe,
quality care and coverage for all patients through nursing education
reflects perception of healthcare and role of nurses in impacting the
health, function, and quality of life of their patients.
goals that are derived from the philosophy and present a holistic
picture of commitment to improve the health and quality of life in
accordance with the QSEN and IOM recommendations.
a global vision of healthcare through goals developed according to the
American Association of Colleges of Nursing, Essentials of
Baccalaureate Education (AACN, 2008).
|Goals are written according to Bloom’s Taxonomy behavioral action verbs and are leaner centered||
|Followed APA guidelines for writing style, spelling and grammar, and citation of sources.||
American Association of Colleges of Nursing. (2008). Essentials of baccalaureate education. Retrieved from
Boland, D. L. (2009). Developing curriculum: Frameworks,
outcomes, and competencies. In D. M. Billings & J. A Halstead
(Eds.), Teaching in nursing: A guide for faculty (pp. 137–153, 3rd ed.). St. Louis, MO: Saunders Elsevier.
Iwasiw, C. L., Goldberg, D., & Andrusyszyn, M. A. (2009). Curriculum development in nursing education (2nd ed.). Sudbury, MA: Jones and Bartlett.
Torres, G., & Stanton, M (1982). Curriculum processes in nursing: A guide to curriculum development. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall.