Mission and Philosophy
The West Liberty University Nursing Program is dedicated to excellence in professional nursing education. Our graduates will be leaders with a sense of scholarly inquiry to promote health and wellness in a diverse, global community
To launch culturally sensitive professional nurses for caring practice in ever changing care environments.
The faculty of the Nursing Program endorses the philosophy of West Liberty and believes that the program of study offered for the preparation of professional registered nurses contributes to the achievement of the goals set by the University.
Persons are indivisible entities seeking diversity and continuous change. Each person’s human field (pattern) is unique and is in interaction with its own unique environmental field. Persons are experiencing, expressive and unique individuals in dynamic unfolding with others.
Health is a dynamic pattern of being and becoming unique to each person. Health is determined by individual perceptions, values, beliefs, and experiences. Health care should enable persons to integrate their health experiences in dynamic unfolding with others.
Environment is an energy field, inseparable from, complementary to, and evolving together with the person. As with persons, environment strives toward increasing complexity and diversity.
Nursing is caring with persons and groups experiencing health. Caring is a nurturing unfolding within professional relationships with valued others for the purpose of fostering being and becoming. The nursing process is a way of organizing information about persons and their experiences with health for the purpose of fostering being and becoming.
Nursing education is a mutual, intentional, caring unfolding between faculty and students, co-participants in a search for increasing understanding of truth about self and others. Learning unfolds in different ways and with different meanings to different individuals.