Nursing Mission Statement  michele_brielmaier
To prepare competent, compassionate healthcare professionals using processes & concepts both present and increasing in complexity, integral to nursing practice. Nursing education is distinguished by liberal arts education, evidence-based practice, clinical reasoning, safe patient care and commitment to the changing healthcare environment.The faculty of SCC's nursing program has common beliefs and values concerning human beings, health, nursing, society and nursing education. These beliefs have high priority for the faculty and will, therefore, have a strong influence on the nursing program and the manner in which it is implemented.

Nursing Vision Statement
Provide a welcoming, supportive environment for nursing students learning which prepares students for licensure and entry into the workforce. The nursing program will provide educational opportunities that promote student learning across the lifespan, cultures, and the health/wellness continuum. The Nursing Program is a committed, collaborative partner with healthcare agencies to support the nursing workforce needs and interests in our communities

Nursing Philosophy
We believe that each student is a unique individual, shaped by culture, ethnicity, sexual identity, socioeconomic status, and environment. Faculty respect and support this diverse student population, enabling students to flourish as they work within our communities and beyond to achieve their academic and professional goals.

We believe all nurses are life-long learners, continuously developing their professional knowledge, skills, and attitudes with a spirit of inquiry. Employing student-centered learning strategies holds students responsible and accountable for their learning. Students take an active role in their own learning in partnership with faculty facilitating the assimilation of concepts and knowledge of professional nursing.

We believe the National League for Nurses (NLN) outcomes, supported by the Quality and Safety Education for Nursing (QSEN) competencies, capture the essence of nursing we wish to instill in our students. We will prepare novice nurses to enter the workforce with the knowledge, skills, attitudes, professionalism, and confidence necessary to continuously improve the quality and safety of the healthcare system.