What We Do The Nursing Programs prepare students to work in the rewarding and demanding field of nursing. What You Get The Nursing program is competitive and challenging. Students first complete the Nursing Petitioner courses and then apply to enter the Nursing program. Where You'll Go Hospitals and other health care institutions are in need of well-qualified and highly-skilled nurses. Careers in this field are rewarding professionally and personally. The Next Steps Visit the department or speak to an academic advisor to find out if a program in this division is the right fit for you. How Do I Apply? ABOUT THE NURSING PROGRAMS Nursing Mission: The Mission of the Prince George’s Community College Department of Nursing is to educate and transform the lives our diverse population of nursing students to become caring, competent, and ethical professional nurses who will meet the healthcare needs of our community and who will develop a continued practice of learning to position themselves in the global community. Nursing Philosophy: The Philosophy of the nursing program also reflects the beliefs and values of the faculty concerning the nature of the individual, health, nursing practice, nursing education, and learning. It states: We believe each individual is unique, possessing dignity and worth. Individuals are complex beings with basic needs, capable of change and growth within diverse and evolving physical, social, and cultural environments. We believe health is a dynamic process that encompasses one’s physical, mental, social, and spiritual well-being. Individuals may require assistance to establish and attain health goals and have the right to make choices regarding their healthcare. We believe that nursing is both an art and science based on knowledge obtained from research and culturally competent practice. Nursing should be accessible to the diverse community it serves in a unique, creative, and caring manner. Based on a foundation of integrity, the practice of nursing is collaborative and uses the nursing process to promote, maintain, and restore health. We believe that the goal of nursing education is to prepare the graduate to become a safe, responsible, entry-level practitioner able to demonstrate effective clinical judgment in adapting care to the individual, guided by National League for Nursing’s core values of caring, integrity, diversity, and excellence. We believe that learning is an active, collaborative, life-long process in which the diverse learning styles of students are accommodated through a variety of teaching methodologies. Nursing students are adult learners who engage in the learning process actively and through self-direction. Nursing faculty communicate high expectations leading to empowerment through the teaching-learning process. Reflected throughout the learning process is an emphasis on community issues and challenges that impact nursing.