The mission of the Practical Nursing Program is to prepare student nurses for professional nursing practice in the state of Indiana. The program helps develop empathy and assists student nurses to express caring as a fundamental characteristic, which is vital to the nursing process.
The Practical Nursing Program promises to provide a learning environment that is responsive to the needs of a diverse student population and that stresses rigorous high quality education in caring, personalized atmosphere. Behaviors such as critical thinking, strong work ethic, patience, and reflection on experience are all integral parts and form a basis for the practice of professional nursing. This mission is congruent with the needs of all Indiana residents, which is to provide quality education, fulfill economic needs, help eliminate nursing deficits in healthcare, to provide cultural awareness, and to aid in the advancement for all citizens.