Philosophy and Conceptual Framework
The nursing student is diverse, creative, and enters the academic environment with an expertise and experience from an educational background. Students have capacity for self-directedness: to function optimally in the environment, to move toward fulfillment of their academic and professional goals, to become skilled practitioners and innovative leaders.
Learning is a response to innovative and evidence-based pedagogy that is delivered in a high technology environment. When learning occurs, nursing students are able to apply clinical reasoning in a variety of practice areas and exemplify the essentials, competencies, and characteristics of the differentiated nursing role for which they are preparing. Learning is highly relational and a personal responsibility.