General Information About St Joseph School of Nursing
The mission of St. Joseph School of Nursing is to prepare graduates with the knowledge, skills and competencies to promote and restore health by functioning as an entry level professional nurse in acute, chronic, and community health care settings in an ever changing health care environment. Vision The School of Nursing will fulfill its mission by implementing a cost-effective, quality education program that is guided by, and in accordance with, the values of the Faculty and those of our governing organization. Values The Faculty of the School of Nursing embraces: * a belief in the Judeo Christian philosophy which recognizes the diversity and personal worth of every individual * the necessity for the educational process to incorporate commitment and accountability of both student and teacher. We recognize learning as a life long process that requires knowledge, communication skills, psychomotor skills, and critical thinking, all of which will result in behavioral changes. * the recognition that the student is the center of the educational program. The teacher, as the facilitator of learning, selects resources including technology, and provides the setting and direction for the student to pursue both guided and independent learning. Outcome based assessment, an integral part of the process, is used to determine student progress and to contribute to program improvement. * the belief that nursing is a process, which provides a unique function in assisting an individual, sick or well, in the performance of activities contributing to health, to recovery, or to a peaceful death. We further believe that nursing as a process is directed toward the holistic individual, the family and the community. It encompasses interpersonal relationships, assessments, decisions based on critical thinking, plans of care, implementation, and evaluation. * the need to respond to the expressed health care needs of the community by preparing competent practitioners of nursing who are able to deal with the evolving needs of society and the nursing profession. School Goals The graduate of this school: * Carries out responsibilities of an entry level professional nurse in acute, chronic or community health care settings. * Uses the nursing process to meet the physical, psychosocial and spiritual needs of the client. * Assists the client in initiating measures to maintain and achieve the highest level of wellness. * Is accountable for personal and professional growth through life long learning. * Accepts ethical and legal responsibilities inherent in the practice of nursing.
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, Private not-for-profit
Special Learning Opportunities
- Remedial services
- Academic/career counseling service
- Employment services for students
- Dual credit
- The acceptance of credits for work experience or military experience are subject to review by the school and cannot be guaranteed.Advanced placement (AP) credits
- Roman Catholic
- Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
- 2-4 years certificate
- Suburb: Large
Disability Services Student
- 3% or Less
Admission Total Applicants Full Time Retention Rate 90%
Student Demographics Total Enrolled 114 Native American 1 Asian 0 African American 2 Hispanic 2 Enrolled FullTime Undergraduates 107 Enrolled FullTime Graduates