Nursing is an art and a science. The art component incorporates interpersonal skills, and embodies certain values, beliefs and standards unique to nursing. The science component involves the development of cognitive and technical skills required for nursing practice. The competent beginning nurse must be proficient in both the art and science of nursing. Both are critical for professional practice.
The Six Goals of the WWCC Nursing Program
See Issues From Multiple Perspectives
Develop Life Skills
Apply Therapeutic Nursing Interventions
(Abbreviated philosophy, contact Nursing Department for full document.)
The mission of the WWCC Nursing Program is to:
Educate students to become competent, beginning nurses.
Create an environment that facilitates independent learning, critical thinking, mutual respect, and free expression.
Provide access to nursing education throughout southwestern Wyoming.
Design learning experiences to reflect current health care trends, nursing practice, and research.
Cultivate intellectual and personal growth in faculty and students.
Promote student appreciation for lifelong learning to maintain competence and reach maximum potential.
Provide and promote mechanisms for student educational mobility among the levels of nursing.