Faculty Achievement is Student Success! FACULTY DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP Presented by D & D Nursing Educators SERIES I May 18, 2013 (11am to 3pm). WORKSHOP I: Cultural...
Bay Area College of Nursing is a private institution whose central mission is to study, create, impart and apply knowledge about its subject matters. This is accomplished through educating adults to develop the knowledge and skills that will enable them to achieve their professional goals, improve the productivity of their organizations, and provide leadership and service to communities. Bay Area College of Nursing provides high-quality career-oriented nursing and allied health certificate programs.
The Bay Area College of Nursing’s philosophy is congruent and consistent with its mission to provide educational excellence for healthcare professionals. To this end, it is the goal of the institution to educate or develop quality health care professionals who possess the knowledge and the skills required for safe and effective client practice. The faculty set forth the following beliefs:
The faculty believes that man is unique and is a part of a family, a culture, and a community. Maslow states that human existence is based on needs that arise in hierarchical order: The first and foundation level is the basic physiological needs; the second is safety and security; the third is love and belonging; the fourth level is self-esteem; the fifth level is self-actualization. Based upon Maslow’s Hierarchy of Human needs, this humanistic theory focuses upon the whole person including the qualities that make people distinctive and how these qualities develop. This hierarchy of human needs allows the nurse to explore the client on the health-illness continuum beginning with basic concepts and building upon these to explore various normal and abnormal human conditions and related nursing care. The way or method such needs are met is unique to the individual.
- Health and Illness
Health and illness are parts of a dynamic continuum that result from either the balance or the imbalance of man’s physiological, psychological, social, and spiritual components.
Man is a community of diverse cultures. While all cultures share common needs, the way in those needs are met are unique to the individual culture.
Education is the responsibility shared by the faculty and student to reach the desired goal. Education is not fully realized without an interaction between faculty and the student. With that interaction, it is the responsibility of the faculty to provide accurate nursing knowledge according to the current professional practice. On the other hand, it is the role of the student to receive that information, absorb the knowledge, and internalize the practice so the information becomes a part of them. Nursing is an art and a science requiring scientific principles, technical skills, and empathetic care. This education should incorporate moral, ethical, and legal principles to prepare the student to assume personal accountability for his/her professional behavior.
GOALS: Upon completion of Bay Area College of Nursing certificate, students will be able to:
- Use current technology within the context of their career;
- Articulate a career path and plan to include a commitment to life-long learning;
- Demonstrate the ability to work in a diverse cultural environment;
- Communicate within their career field and clearly relate to their peers a practical knowledge of their professional understanding and discipline; and
- Demonstrate leadership and management skills relevant to their career field.
OBJECTIVES: In support of the Bay Area College of Nursing mission, the institution’s objectives are to:
1. Provide a curriculum that teaches students how to evaluate, analyze, and synthesize information to develop critical thinking and problem solving skills in a career environment through: (element- student learning outcome)
- Provision of instructions that instill within students an appreciation for the value of life-long learning and education.
- Hiring of faculty members who bring to their classrooms advanced academic preparation as well as the skills derived from the current practice of their professions.
- Integration of technological tools for student learning.
- Enhancement of our campus facilities to provide a safe and functional learning environment.
2. Offer quality education with a balance of general education and specialized coursework to help students gain the knowledge and skills needed to meet current and future challenges of a global economy; (element – graduate satisfaction)
3. Maintain an educational environment that respects and welcomes a diversity of individual backgrounds, abilities, interests and opinions; (element – student retention)
4. Provide an academic advisory board to lend advice and recommendations to the institution’s management and faculty concerning the type and content of programs and courses needed to produce graduates who can best be successful in a global economy to satisfy the demands and needs of the employer; (element – employer satisfaction)
5. To meet and/or exceed the required placement and graduation rates by monitoring, identifying and employing effective placement and student completion strategies. (element – placement and graduation rates)
The Nightingale Pledge
I solemnly pledge myself before God and in the present of this assembly; to pass my life in purity and to practice my profession faithfully. I will abstain from whatever is deleterious and mischievous, and will not take or knowingly administer any harmful drug. I will do all in my power to maintain and elevate the standard of my profession, and will hold in confidence all personal matters committed to my keeping and all family affairs coming to my knowledge in the practice of my calling. With loyalty will I endeavor to aid the physician, in his work, and devote myself to the welfare of those committed to my care.