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McCune-Brooks Foundation Department of Nursing: Mission, Vision, Values/Curricular Threads, & Philosophy



The MSSU Department of Nursing offers an innovative baccalaureate education through an inclusive, respectful, and supportive environment in which faculty and students’ partner in the learning process to serve clients within local and global communities.



Graduates of the MSSU Department of Nursing will be knowledgeable, adaptable professionals who recognize the uniqueness and value of each client, serve as a client advocate, and demonstrate visionary leadership.


Values/Curricular Threads


         Servant Leadership


A student nurse who brings life experiences to the clinical/practicum situation. These life experiences enable the student nurse to notice and interpret the client’s pattern of responses to health and illness, communicate compassionately, engage with the client’s concerns, and collaborate with members of the health care team to respond appropriately. The student nurse leader is a systems thinker who puts people first and leads with foresight and moral authority.



A student nurse who is respectful of clients, accountable for own learning, and motivated by immediate application of knowledge to solve client problems and advocate for quality care.



A student nurse who notices each client’s unique patterns of responses to health and illness and promotes acceptance, respect, and support within the clinical/practicum situation.



A student nurse who uses a variety of experiences, knowledge, reasoning patterns, and intuition to notice, interpret, and respond appropriately to dynamic clinical/practicum situations.


A caring and competent student nurse who views nursing as an art and a science, linking nursing science to humanity in clinical/practicum situations.



A student nurse who is an independent, reflective learner utilizing information and skills obtained through experiences and education to deliver and improve nursing care.


Program Outcomes


         Upon completion of the nursing program, the graduate will be able to:

  • Deliver quality professional nursing care based upon knowledge and skills obtained throughout the nursing educational experience.
  • Practice in a variety of clinical/practicum situations using reasoning patterns and nursing intuition at the level of an advanced beginner.
  • Recognize the importance of ongoing, reflective, and independent learning throughout the professional nursing career.

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate leadership principles through client-centered care, teamwork, and collaboration.
  • Differentiate professional implications (behaviors, standards, regulations) with respect to safe, ethical, quality, and evidence-based care.
  • Provide inclusive holistic nursing care to promote health and prevent disease in all populations.
  • Demonstrate adaptability by anticipating and responding to client needs to manage care in a variety of clinical/practicum situations.
  • Apply evidence-based practice in the delivery of quality, client-centered care.
  • Integrate a variety of technology and information technology to communicate, manage, and support clinical/practicum decision-making.
  • Prioritize clinical/practicum actions by noticing, interpreting, responding, & reflecting on clinical/practicum findings.


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