The Mission of the Odessa College Associate Degree Nursing Program is
to educate and prepare beginning professionals for practice in a multicultural
community within a diverse and changing health care environment; advance
the practice of nursing, and provide quality health care in a competent,
- And accept the purpose and mission statements of Odessa College.
are individuals and have differing educational needs and life experiences.
establishing a caring environment that encourages students to assume
responsibility for learning and personal development in partnership
with the faculty.
- Caring is a fundamental concept through which scientific
nursing principles are used to meet the needs of the patient and
family with dignity and competency.
- Professional nursing places emphasis
on illness prevention, and health promotion in a holistic, multicultural
environment, including the roles of caregiver, advocate, critical
thinker, teacher, communicator, and member of a multidisciplinary team.
accept the Texas Board of Nurse Examiners Differentiated Levels of
Competencies as the roles of the associate degree graduate nurse.
of the Odessa College Associate Degree Nursing Program are prepared
to practice with creativity, innovation and adaptability in a variety
of health care settings.
- Graduates of the Odessa College Associate Degree Nursing Program
are competent and prepared to apply for Registered Nurse Licensure
by the Board of Nurse Examiners for the State of Texas.
- In using collaboration
and communication effectively within the community to share and utilize
available strengths and resources to enhance curriculum development
in order to meet projected community needs.
- The teaching/learning
process is a continuous method that maintains currency in curriculum