The curriculum of Holy Name Medical Center School of Nursing is developed in accordance with the philosophy and
goals of the School and provides for the education of the student as a professional nurse and as a person. The curriculum design is
based on a synthesis of constructs, definitions and propositions from Orem's self-care theory. The program extends over two
academic years with two 16-week semesters and a six-week spring semester each year. The nursing courses include classroom
instruction as well as clinical experiences. The clinical experiences are supervised by the faculty of the School of Nursing.
- Use the nursing process to give direct care to individuals and groups of patients with any type of well-defined
health-deviation self-care requisite.
- Develop and implement a short range teaching plan forindividuals and groups of patients using the teachinglearning process.
- Evaluate the effectiveness of nursing care in meeting the therapeutic self-care requisites of patients across the lifespan.
- Coordinate the care of individuals and groups of patients with health deviation or self-care requisites, and meet their
therapeutic self-care demands
- Maintain effective communication with patients, families and the healthcare team.
- Make legal and ethical decisions in caring for individuals and groups of patients of any age.
- Act as liaison for individuals and groups of patients within structured healthcare settings.
- Use the established organizational hierarchy to problemsolve within the structured healthcare setting.
- Actively participate in maintaining and remaining accountable for personal and professional conduct and growth.
- Abide by the code of ethics, which has been clarified and interpreted by a comprehensive self-governing organization of practitioners.