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The Philosophy of Faculty of Nursing

 


The Faculty of Nursing at Philadelphia University cares about the quality of life and maintaining the wellbeing of the community. We believe that the nursing profession contributes to the society through the promotion of health, prevention of diseases and care for individuals and families in a variety of settings. Nursing therapeutics refer to the work of nursing, including application of cognitive, behavioral, psychomotor and affective processes to the design of nursing interventions with client systems. The practice of nursing is committed to the values of caring, sharing, trusting, listening, and respecting. It is influenced by a multi-cultural population and occurs in diversified health settings. Emphasis is placed on the nursing process as a systematic method of assisting clients to attain, regain, and maintain maximum functional health status. Various roles of the nurse as educator, clinician, leader and researcher are also emphasized. The philosophy of the faculty is consistent with the philosophy of the university, its goals and mission and focuses on the nature of the person, environment, health and nursing.

Person is a holistic, interactive unique being that is continuously evolving and interacting to attain optimal health and well-being and in continuous pursuit of discovery of self and self- actualization throughout their life- cycle. Every thing external to the person supports or challenges the person's evolving being.  

Environment All conditions influencing the life and development of the person. The determinants of health are focused upon in health promotion of individuals, families, communities and populations as well as the health system and policy environment.  

The Determinants of Health include human biology, the surrounding environment, community lifestyle and ways of life as well as the health care system.

Health A dynamic state of physical, mental, social, spiritual and economic well-being arising from a continuous process of interaction within the person and between the person and the environment. The faculty views the promotion, maintenance and restoration of health as a multi-dimensional complex process involving the shared responsibility of the individual and his family, health care providers and society.  

Nursing Science and art for advocacy, diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation in order to protect and promote the health and abilities of the individual, families and the community; nursing also deals with the prevention of illness and injury; and for this must exhibit 'avant-garde' leadership and management in influencing the health care system and society by influencing policy as well as social, economic, legal, and political factors affecting the health care system.

Professional nursing is a discipline based on theories and requires evidence-base that inspires best practices. Nurses explore these bases of knowledge and standards of care to further test theories of nursing and develop new knowledge and theories that are based on sciences, arts and humanities to provide the best care for their clients based on ethical values; this requires cultural sensitivity as well as critical and analytical thinking and empathy.   

Philosophy of Nursing Education 
Education is an ongoing life process that involves learning and co- learning. Educators are facilitators of learning who are able to identify the unique abilities and potentials of the learners and provide them with suitable opportunities for learning that match their learning style. The focus of the learning and co- learning process is to equip the students with skills to face realities, analytical thinking, and other transferable competencies      The faculty believes that the educational process facilitates continuing personal and professional growth. The intent of our educational program is to focus on the learner with active participation using self-directed learning principles and enhancing knowledge transfer skills within our faculty. The program includes a sound theoretical knowledge-base to support experiential learning and equip the learners with tools for life- long learning; and since education is a life-long process with the commitment of the learner to establish patterns of continued inquiry, thus the outcome of our nursing education will be professional and personally competent nurses that meet the demand of the Jordanian and regional market.

Professional competence involves a definition of value, attitudes and practice that the nurses embrace. The curriculum builds on nursing care competencies adopted by the Jordanian Nursing Council that define nurses' ability to care in the context of the nurse-patient relationship, as well as knowledge, skills and attitudes that empower nurses in practicing the disciplines in addition to competencies related to the understanding of the ethical and legal aspects in the health care system. Nursing care competencies recognize that nurses provide quality safe care across the life span directed toward the goals of helping client in the healing process.  Nurses will develop competencies of professional development in continuing education and quality improvement that will advance the profession of nursing.