Mission & Philosophy
LSC-Montgomery’s Nursing Program Mission is to:
- Provide the communities of northern Harris and Montgomery counties in the state of Texas with quality nursing education through partnerships with healthcare affiliates.
- Create/Establish an innovative, flexible, multi-entry-multi-exit nursing education program to fulfill the changing health care needs of the local community served by the college.
- Prepare culturally and ethnically diverse nursing graduates, who possess the knowledge, technical, critical thinking skills and decision making ability necessary to adapt to an ever-changing nursing profession, through lifelong learning.
- Provide opportunities for nursing faculty to strive for continuous improvement of the program.
- Prepare nurses who are committed to developing a caring holistic environment, where clients are treated with respect and dignity; nurses who are committed to serve their communities through volunteerism, mentorship, and stewardship by providing healthcare information and treatment /care to those in need.
- Create a work environment that values faculty and staff, fosters team-work, collaboration, innovative problem-solving, respect for peers and students, and provides excellent role models for the nursing profession.
LSC-Montgomery's Nursing Program Philosophy:
The nursing faculty supports an integrated / concept based curriculum that fosters student learning (through) via a holistic approach across the life span with progression of knowledge from simple to complex, and integration of concepts that enhances learning. The faculty believes that this dynamic approach reduces the “compartmentalization” of knowledge and facilitates student’s internalization and application of knowledge, and the development of (analytical skills) critical thinking skills. The nursing faculty values a student-teacher relationship in which the teacher uses self as an expert to help facilitate the learning of the novice student learners about human beings, the environment, health, nursing, health care system and the teaching learning process.
- Human Beings– “Human beings” refer to and include individuals, families, and communities. Growth and development, culture, family dynamics, and community influence human beings. Human beings are viewed as having inherent worth and dignity, being unique and as such having the right to optimal health.
- Environment – The sum of internal and external environmental factors affects health along the wellness-illness continuum. Environment is inclusive of technological advances utilized in healthcare delivery.
- Health – Health is perceived as a continuum of wellness-illness across the life span. It is manifested by continuous interaction and adaptation within internal and external environments.
- Nursing – Nursing synthesizes knowledge and skills gained from various courses into the arts, and sciences of nursing to create a theoretical base for the provision of individualized, holistic, safe care for individuals, families, and communities. Emphasis is placed on health promotion, prevention of illness, restoration and maintenance of optimal functioning. The concepts of primary, secondary, and tertiary care are utilized to direct this process. Nursing is a unique profession that blends scientific knowledge, psychomotor skills, and the art of caring.
- Teaching-Learning– Learning is a lifelong, dynamic process of personal and professional growth. Teachers and learners take active roles to collaborate in the processes that prepare the students for the practice of nursing. Nurse educators are viewed as proactive visionaries in providing educational opportunities and experiences that will direct students forward by stimulating their intellectual curiosity and social responsibility as well as providing them with the necessary skills and knowledge to support a productive life. This approach is expected to initiate a desire for lifelong learning in the learners.