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Nursing Programs Purpose/Philosophy
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The purpose of the SSCC LPN to RN Ladder Program is to prepare nurses who have advanced knowledge, critical thinking and decision-making skills to provide safe, competent and compassionate care to individuals in multiple care settings. It also serves to expand and enhance the educational and career ladder opportunities in nursing, and to provide a pathway within the Seattle Community College District.  Special emphasis is placed on ethnic minority students and students with emerging English. ESL programs are incorporated into the curriculum throughout the program. The nurse will be prepared to sit for the National Council for Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses Exam.

Congruent with the South Seattle College mission and student learning objectives, the philosophy of nursing education is one of commitment to lifelong learning and the provision of safe, compassionate, quality nursing care to individuals, families and communities.

The graduate will be trained to work independently and alongside other healthcare professionals in a multiple healthcare settings. 

The RN is committed to: the promotion and restoration of health, the prevention of illness in individuals, families, groups and communities, safe, competent and compassionate nursing care for all across life span.

Nursing is a science and art whose main concern involves the life processes that positively affect the health status and integrity of persons, families and communities. These life processes involve physiological, psychological, sociological, and spiritual life components. A focus on the interaction of these components delineates nursing science and art.

Nurses value and respect diversity and provide culturally sensitive and competent care.

Please call 206-934-6654 with any questions.

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