Program Goals

The major goals of SCN are as follows:

  • To provide leadership in improvement of health care through nursing discipline with liberal arts and sciences.
  • To be able to compete nursing skills, knowledge and practice in international level.
  • To enhance the recognition of nursing as a profession.
  • To liaison among healthcare institutions for gaining strengths in teaching and learning process.


In keeping with our philosophy, the major goals of PNC to start this program are to:

  • Educate nurses with appropriate knowledge, skills and attitudes and with clinical competency.
  • Maintain a safe and healthy environment for the prevention of disease, promotion and maintenance of health.
  • Provide information, counseling and health education to individual family and community.
  • Participate in screening, case identification and management of common minor illness and injuries.
  • Participate actively in professional organization for the improvement of the nursing profession.

Core Competencies:

  1. Critical thinking
  2. Communication
  3. Evidence Based Practice
  4. Technical knowledge

Critical thinking:

  • Critical thinking underlies independent and interdependent decision making. Critical thinking includes questioning, analysis, syntheses, interpretation, inference, inductive and deductive reasoning, intuition, application, and creativity.
  • Course work or clinical experiences should provide the graduate with the knowledge and skills to:
  • Use nursing and other appropriate theories and models, and an appropriate ethical framework.
  • Apply research-based knowledge from nursing and the sciences as the basis for practice.


  • Use clinical judgment and decision-making skills.
  • Engage in self reflection and collegial dialogue about professional practice.
  • Evaluate nursing care outcomes through the acquisition of data and the questioning of inconsistencies allowing for the revision of actions and goals.
  • Engage in creative problem solving.

Evidence – based practice:

  • It involves assessment, which is gathering information about the health status of the patient, analyzing and synthesizing those data, making judgments about nursing interventions based on the findings, and evaluating patient care outcomes. It also includes understanding the family, community, or population and utilizing data from organizations and systems in planning and delivering care.
  • Course work or clinical experiences should provide the graduate with the knowledge and skills to:
  • Perform a risk assessment of the individual including lifestyle, family and genetic history, and other risk factors using scholarly research literature.
  • Perform a holistic assessment of the individual across the lifespan, including a health history that includes spiritual, social, cultural, and psychological assessment, as well as a comprehensive physical exam using bedside interview with patient and relatives.
  • Evaluate an individual’s capacity to assume responsibility for self care.
  • Perform a community health risk assessment and provide outcome based interventions.
  • Used evidence based findings to diagnose, plan, deliver and evaluate quality care.

Technical knowledge:

Acquisition and use of technical skills are required for the delivery of nursing care. While the baccalaureate graduate must be adept at performing skills, major roles will also include teaching, delegating, and supervision.