The mission of Comprehensive Health Academy School of Practical Nursing is to provide entry level nursing education to men and women from diverse backgrounds and cultures.
Upon completion of the practical nursing program, the community and Washington metro area will be provided with graduate nurses who are competent, qualified, dedicated and caring to practice nursing in this culturally diverse and constantly changing population and environment.
Comprehensive Health Academy School of Practical Nursing will provide an environment that will enhance an stimulate learning for students.
The class room and laboratory will be equipped with modern and state of the art equipment, materials and learning tools.
Qualified and experienced faculty will be hired and retained.
Graduates of Comprehensive Health Academy school of Practical Nursing will pass the National Council Licensure Examination for Practical Nursing
[NCLEX-PN] at first sitting.
The graduates of Comprehensive Health Academy School of Practical Nursing who have passed the National Council Licensure Examination [NCLEX-PN] will be competent and qualified and available to work in hospitals, nursing homes, wellness centers, government and private clinics, doctors offices, school clinics and other health care facilities located in the community and the Washington metro area in general.">
Apply the nursing process holistically to assist in meeting the client's needs in all age groups.
Use appropriate knowledge, skills, abilities, and available resources in practice environment to provide safe and competent care.
Collaborate and communicate effectively with clients, their family members and the health care team.
Demonstrate accountability for self and other health care team members through evaluation of the quality of care delivered and client health outcomes based upon the established standards within the scope of practical nursing.
Develop a personal code of behavior based upon the principles of professional development and the promition of nursing as a lifelong endeavor.
The board of governors and the faculty of Comprehensive Health Academy hold these beliefs as self-evident that:-
TEACHING AND LEARNING: The teaching and learning process is essential to the practice of nursing. Teaching practices are highly individualized as a result of the instructors teaching style, knowledge at hand, clinical experience, the learner's aptitude, learning style, culture and ability to learn.
NURSING: The art of nursing involves intuition, creativity, caring, application of nursing interventions and comunication skills. These competencies are integrated with knowledge from the natural and behavorial sciences through critical thinking and systematic investigations. Together the art and science of nursing provide direction for the profession in meeting the service mission within health care systems and a diverse society. This caring mission takes into account the influence of historical, political, social, environmental, cultural, gender, economic, ethical and legal factors.
Learning is a colloborative process with teacher and student working together to accomplish a shared goal.
Student learn best when first given the foundation on which to build. Learning is enhanced by presenting simple concepts and skills first and building the complexity as students' progress through the program.
Learning materials must be varied, multidimensional and designed to provide various sources of input for students with different learning styles. Incorporating the use of technology to enhance the overall learning experience of each student will increase the likelihood students will understand and be able to utilize the theory presented.
Application of theory to practice requires hands on experiences in the classroom and in a clinical situation.
ENVIRONMENT: The environment consist of biological, physchological, behavioral, social, cultural, and spiritual factors. The environment is dynamic and constantly changing resulting sometimes in alterations in health of persons affected. Nurses, in providing health promotion, disease prevention, and illness care in hospitals, nursing home, and communities, becmoe a part of the person's environment, necessitating both artful collaboration and scientific knowledge in achieving positive outcomes within a caring environment.
HEALTH: Health is a dynamic process of biological, psychological, behavioral, social, cultural, and spiritual well being and reflects each person's ability to interact with a constantly changing environment. Wellness and its absence are socially, culturally, and individually defined concepts representing the degree of variation in people's ability to alter or adjust to their environment. The nurse and the person collaborate as partners to design, implement, manage, and evaluate interventions for the promotion or well being, the prevention of illness, and the achievement of optimal functioning.