General Information About Mercy School of Nursing
The philosophy of Mercy School of Nursing is in accord with the Mission Statement of Carolinas HealthCare System. We offer nursing educational opportunities for the benefit of the people it serves, within a comprehensive system of healthcare and related services. The faculty of Mercy School of Nursing hold the following beliefs: Nursing is defined as the protection, promotion and optimization of health and abilities, prevention of illness and injury, alleviation of suffering through the diagnosis and treatment of human response and advocacy in the care of individuals, families, communities and populations (Nursing: A Society Policy Statement). Nursing encompasses critical thinking, therapeutic nursing interventions, care management, relationship processes, and professional behavior. Education is a life-long process which is enhanced by an educational climate that promotes self-direction, self-esteem, creativity and critical thinking. It is the responsibility of the faculty to promote an environment that fosters mutual respect and supports the development of self-initiated personal and professional goals. The faculty is responsible for developing, implementing and evaluating the nursing program. Students retain the ultimate responsibility for learning. Upon completion of the program, the graduate is prepared to function as a safe and effective beginning practitioner of nursing in acute, intermediate, ambulatory and long-term care settings. School Goals The school goals, derived from the beliefs expressed in the mission statement, of philosophy, are: To prepare the graduate to function as a safe and effective beginning practitioner of nursing in acute, intermediate, ambulatory and long-term settings To prepare the graduate to qualify for the licensing examination for registered nursing To foster self-directed learning to meet personal and professional goals
Institutional statistical data was gathered from the U.S. Department of Education - Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics, 2009-2010.
- 2-year, Public
Special Learning Opportunities
- Academic/career counseling service
- Not applicable
- Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
- 2-4 years certificate
- City: Large
Disability Services Student
- 3% or Less
Admission Total Applicants 3 Percent Admitted 0% Men Admitted 0% Women Admitted 3%
Student Demographics Total Enrolled 215 Native American 1 Asian 8 African American 30 Hispanic 4 Enrolled FullTime Undergraduates 11 Enrolled FullTime Graduates 0