The Nursing department is an integral part of Hudson Valley Community
College and subscribes to the Hudson Valley mission statement and
objectives. This is evident in the philosophy,
conceptual framework, program outcomes and graduate outcomes of the department. The Nursing department has responded
to the needs of the community by providing graduates who provide
direct care to patients and families with common health care needs
in structured settings.
The program of learning for the nursing program reflects a clear,
organized structure which is derived from the philosophy. The following
visual presentation illustrates
the structure of our conceptual framework of stress adaptation.
Placed in the center of this model is the primary focus of nursing:
the person as a bio-psycho-socio-cultural being interacting with
an intrapersonal, interpersonal, and social environment which requires
adaptation. This interaction leads to periods of stress, immobility,
loss, and crisis. Using the methodology of the nursing process,
the nurse assists the person and family with adaptation.
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The graduate will demonstrate critical thinking by using the nursing process.
The graduate will utilize communication techniques within a therapeutic relationship.
The graduate will demonstrate psychomotor and psycho-social therapeutic interventions directed at individuals, families, and communities.
The graduate will express satisfaction with the program of learning received at the Hudson Valley Community College.
The graduate will perform successfully on the National Council Licensing Examination.
The graduate will be successfully employed as a Registered Professional Nurse.
The graduate will be rated as competent by their employers.
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The faculty define graduate outcomes as a blend of both graduate
behavioral goals and overall program goals. We believe that the
Hudson Valley nursing graduate will:
Apply concepts from the arts, sciences and humanities to
the science of nursing;
Use a problem solving/critical thinking approach by means
of the nursing process to individualize patient care;
Use interpersonal and communication skills to establish
and maintain a therapeutic relationship with patients, their
families and/or significant others;
Perform safely as a technically competent nurse;
Practice nursing in such a manner that will respect the
health problems, cultural diversity and the uniqueness of
patients across the life span from various educational and
Utilize the ethical and legal principles within the practice
Function as a member of interdisciplinary team within the
health care delivery system; and
Demonstrate knowledge of community resources to promote,
maintain or restore the patient's optimal level of health.
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