Nursing is a profession within the health care sector focused on the care of individuals families and communities so they may attain maintain or recover optimum health of quality of life. Nurses practice in many specialties with different levels of prescription authority. Nurse education has undergone a process of diversification towards advance and specialized credentials.
Health is a state of well - being that enables a person to lead a psychologically, socially and economically productive life. Health is a right of all the people. Individuals, families and communities have a responsibility towards maintaining their health.
The aim of the undergraduate nursing program is to
- Prepare graduates to assume responsibilities as professional, competent nurses and midwives in providing promotive , preventive , curative and rehabilitative services.
- Prepare nurses who can make independent decisions in nursing situations, protect the rights of and facilitate individuals and groups in pursuit of health.