Professional Nursing Education
The nursing faculty members believe that learning in the nursing major must be based not only on knowledge from the arts and humanities and social, physical and behavioral sciences, but also must build on the student’s previous educational background and experiences. Teaching/learning is a shared interactive process between the teacher and learner, which facilitates and evaluates changes in behavior that reflect knowledge integration and the interest, appreciations and attitudes that characterize the professional nurse. The process of learning includes affective, cognitive and psychomotor components related not only to the curriculum but also to the student’s individual characteristics, perceptions and motivation. Learning needs a milieu that provides choices and alternatives that will foster personal and professional autonomy, creativity, critical thinking and decision-making.