The faculty of the B .Sc Nursing Degree programme of Lisie College of Nursing Ernakulam, in support of the philosophy and mission of the Lisie Medical and Educational Institution, believe in excellence in the generation and transmission of nursing knowledge through a teaching learning process that is the responsibility of both faculty and students. Recognizing and responding to the unique learning needs of a diverse student population in an environment that facilitates and encourages critical thinking and spirit of scientific enquiry. We believe that the teaching / learning process in such an environment fosters the development of professional skills necessary for the implementation of therapeutic nursing interventions through the utilization of critical thinking and effective communications. Additionally, we believe that this type of environment encourages self awareness and opportunities for personal and professional growth.
Our education of students is predicated on the Indian Nursing Council, B .Sc nursing syllabus and regulations, Kerala Nurses and Midwives council, and Kerala University of Health Sciences Thrissur. The faculty utilizes the relationship among individual, environment, health and nursing as a conceptual framework which along with their beliefs about nursing education, guide the curricula of the college.
We further believe that the individual is the client and recipient of health care. The client is a holistic being who strives for wellness and continually adapts to his or her environment. We support the tenet that individuals are the focus of nursing care and they are therefore entitled to comprehensive treatment with dignity and respect regardless of economic, cultural, religious or social position or belief. Populations served by nurses are demographically dynamic and will be composed of increasing numbers of more diverse member.Environment is the aggregate of people, things, conditions and other influences, which impact human existence and development. The faculty view human development as a dynamic interactive process of genetic disposition in concert with the environmental influences specific to each individual. We believe that the health of individual cannot be understood apart from their environment. The environment includes both internal and external forces and conditions that impact the individual’s ability to achieve a state of optimum health. Each individual is unique and their uniqueness allows for the integration and utilization of physiological, psychological spiritual, sociological and cultural functions in the quest for well – being.
The faculty views health as a dynamic process that moves along a continuum. Health merges from the interaction of person and environment as a series of continuous changes ranging from illness to well being.
Nursing is a caring practice comprised of both an art and a learned scientific discipline guided by sound, theoretical and factual basis. The faculty defines nursing holistically as the diagnosis and treatment of human responses to actual or potential health problems or needs of individuals groups, families and communities. Nursing’s major responsibility is the delivery of high quality cost effective, accessible health services to promote health, prevent disease and treat illness across the lifespan. Nursing interacts with other health care professions to create optimal climates for healing and wellness. Nursing is a component of a changing health care system which is influenced by economic process, technological advances, scientific discoveries and the public voice.
Education is viewed as a process by which the learner acquires knowledge and skill necessary for functioning as an effective citizen. Nursing education is the process of acquiring scientific knowledge and developing the powers of reasoning and judgment used in caring for clients. Nursing education integrates knowledge from the sciences, humanities and general education. Each student has unique characteristics and abilities. In support of this belief the faculty has designed a curriculum to prepare students from diverse socio-cultural and economic backgrounds without regard to age, sex, creed and religion. The curriculum is developed to provide learning experiences that emphasize human values and promote self – direction and motivation. The conceptual framework from which the curriculum evolves utilizes four areas of basic human needs; psychological, physiological, sociological and cultural to form the basic curriculum organization structure.
Learning is perceived as a complex, mutual, ongoing process producing a desired change in behaviour of the learner resulting from the acquisition of knowledge and skills. Each student is unique in life experiences, motivation for learning and scholastic aptitude. The educational process strives to provide opportunities for the student to meet individual learning needs. The student is responsible for learning.The instructor or Nurse educator is a facilitator of the learning process and a resource person who guide the student in attaining the highest academic level. The nurse educator provides the necessary tools and support to enhance the learning experiences and diverse opportunities to stimulate learning.
Professional education in nursing, which is an integral part of higher education, begins at the under graduate level. Continuing education serves as one means of meeting the changing needs of the profession and is essential to the personal and professional development of the individual.
The faculty believes that, it is the role of the institution to establish and maintain an environment conducive to achieving the objectives of the nursing programme. The institution provides resources essential to learning and maintaining a quality programme.