Department of Nursing Rebekah Fleeger, M.N., Chair Faculty Associate Professors: Fleeger, Gu il bert, Kilander Assistant Professors: Gewe (Associate Chair), Kurz, Lee, McLaughlin, Westcott Instructors: Bright, Caltabiano, Lilja, Moses, Murphy. Biola University offers a Bachelor of Sci­ ence degree program 1n nursing which is accredited by the California Board of Reg­ istered Nursing and the National League for Nursing. The program is designed to prepare graduates frn- a career in profes­ sional nursing. The generic student may se­ lect a four or five year option. The nursing department should be consulted for these options. Graduates of licensed vocational. diploma and associate degree nursing pro­ grams may be admitted as transfer stu­ dents and evaluated individually. Policies are available from the nursing department. Clinical nursing experiences are pro­ vided with the cooperation of hospitals and agencies throughout both Los Angeles and Orange Counties. In compliance with State Board regulations, the candidate will be eligible to take the examination re­ qu ired by the Board of Registered Nursing for licensure as a registered nurse. Upon graduation, application can be made for certification as a public health nurse. Both acceptance to and continuation in the nursing major will be determined by the student's preparation, performance and personal qualities, as assessed by the facul­ ty of the department of nursing. Philosophy: The philosophy of the De­ partment of Nursing is in agreement w ith that of the university. As such, we believe nursing is concerned with the individual's total being. Each individual is a synergistic being, an integrated whole, uniquely cre­ ated in God's image with inherent dignity

In a rapidly changi ng world, adequate and equitable del ivery of health care is a critical problem. We bel ieve that equal ac­ cess to health care services is the right of every individual in society. Through its unique contribution, nursing can and must be an effective social force in promoting the quality and availabilit y of health care services. To effect positive changes nurses must be involved in all aspects of the health care delivery system, including the legisla­ tive process, manpower planning, and community organizations. We believe initial preparation of the professional nurse to meet these needs of society is best accompl ished through the learni ng acquired in baccalaureate educa­ tion. As educators it is our responsibility to provide an environment which facilitates this learning and prepares the graduate for advanced professional education. It is our belief that the goal of learning is behavioral change in the cognitive, affec­ tive, and psychomotor domains. Learning is a purposeful , dynamic process and in­ volves a change in knowledge, skills, attitudes, values, and/or beliefs. It occurs more efficiently, is more pervasive, and more enduring when the learner actively participates in all phases of t he learning process. Previous experience provides the foundation for current learning. Learn ing is facilitated when experiences move from the fam iliar to the unfami liar and from sim­ ple to complex. Learning which involves discovery of organizing principles rather than speci fi c content faci litates t he transfe1- of learning to novel situations. We believe critical and creative thinking are essential for the professional nurse. Development of these skills is fostered in a learning environment that (I) provides opportunity for involvement in problem­ solving and decision-making early in the learni ng process; (2) creates tension as a stimulus to inquiry and discovery; (3) pro­ vides exposure to a variety of problems in a variety of settings; (4) encourages matu­ ration of the ability to utilize internal and external evaluative feedback; and (5) pro­ motes increasing self-di1·ection and inde­ pendence.

and wort h. The entry of si n into the wor ld has placed a constraint on the individual's wholeness which can on ly be remedied by the power and love of God through faith in Jesus Christ. God has created each indi­ vidual as a dynamic being endowed with a capacity for growth and with the right to make decisions which influence this wholeness. Each individual, created as a social being, requ ires social interaction to achieve and mai ntain wholeness. The family within the context of its culture is the fundamental unit through which the socialization pro­ cess is advanced. We believe the focus of nursi ng activity is the three human interactional systems and the dynamic interaction between them within the context of their environment. These three systems (intrapersonal, inter­ personal and community) are also con­ stantly interacting with internal and exter­ nal stressors which may affect the integrity of the systems. It is our view that the pur­ pose of nursing is to support and promote adaptive processes that facilitate the sys­ tem's ability to achieve and maintain adap­ tive equilibrium. This is accompl ished through use of the nursing process which is ongoing and involves assessing, diagnosi ng, planning, implementing, and evaluating. The essence of this process is caring. Nursing is a dynamic profession based on a growing body of scientific knowledge. Behavioral, biological, and physical sciences have been fundamental to the develop­ ment of nursi ng's own unique body of knowledge . Nursing is both art and sci­ ence; its uniqueness does not reside in any specific component of theory or action, but can be found only in the whole . As one of the major health care profes­ sions, we believe nursing is accountable to society for provision of quality health care services. Nursing endeavors to meet this responsib il ity through: (I) independent practice; (2) collaborative activities with cli­ ents and other health care professionals ; and (3) involvement in research to im­ prove clinical practice and further the de­ velopment of nursing science.

004 UNIVERSITY SI NGERS ( I ) Performance of traditional and contempo­ rary Gospel music. Primary performance in wo rshi p chapels. Membership by audi­ tion. 006 LA MIRADA SYMPHONY (I) Open by audit ion to string, woodwi nd, brass and percussion performers. Perfor­ mance of standard orchestral literature. 007 STAGE BAND WO RKSHOP (I) To provide music education majors and other interested st udents experience in jazz techniques and literature. A large vol ­ ume and a wide variety of literature is played, discussed and evaluated as to its prospective use at the various levels of secondary and collegiate education. At least one public performance per semes­ ter is scheduled . Membership by audition. 008 SYMPHONIC BAND (I) To provide experience in ensemble tech­ niques and performance of band literature. For band instrument majors and other ca­ pable students. Membership by audition. 009 HANDBELL CHOIR (I) Performance of a wide spectrum of handbell literature as a separate ensemble and in a conjunction with other instrumen­ tal and vocal ensembles. Membership by audition.


Made with FlippingBook flipbook maker