Professor Diane C. Frazor, Dean
Associate Professors Dorothy Diaz, Linda Moore, Charlene Smith
Assistant Professors Susan Alecozay, Roxanne Arndt, Jacquelyn Barrett, Terri Dutton, Sharon Pryor, Charles Whitehead, Wendy L. Wright
Wayland Baptist University School of Nursing faculty believes that the profession of nursing should be able to respond to the health care needs of individuals in an ever changing environment. A knowledge base built from both the arts and the sciences helps build a foundation for core competency in professional nursing. The student then expands knowledge, skills, critical thinking and nursing process through the study of disease, health promotion, and prevention for individuals in the health care environment. The student will base all health care decisions and delivery of care on current evidence based practices.
The faculty believes the educational process involves a shared responsibility between students and faculty. The development of clinical skills, communication, critical thinking and the understanding of diversity are essential acquisitions from a nursing education. The student must be able to care for the individual holistically, and also understand the social, cultural, racial and ethnic needs of the individual. The student must possess knowledge and skills in leadership, quality improvement, and patient safety to provide quality care.
The faculty believes collaboration with members of the health care team is an integral part of care for individuals. The baccalaureate nurse graduate should be able to communicate needs of individuals with members of other disciplines on the health care team so that a plan of care can be developed and delivered providing quality care. During this care the graduate will be cognizant of the legal, ethical and professional standards necessary in providing individuals with competent quality care.
The faculty believes the graduate will provide continuous teaching opportunities to individuals as an integral part of their plan of care. Learning needs assessment is always essential in the delivery of care. The graduate will also accept the responsibility for his/her own continuous learning to provide for growth and continued competence. The graduate will be able to demonstrate entry level competencies in the roles of Provider of Care, Coordinator of Care and as a Member of the Profession.
The Wayland Baptist University School of Nursing faculty is committed to meet the needs of the health care community by graduating dedicated baccalaureate prepared nurses who engage in safe, quality nursing practice.