philosophy of Oriental College of Nursing is
constituent with the Rajiv Gandhi University
of Health Sciences, Karnataka and with the goals
and mission of the same. The College Philosophy
focuses upon the nature of the Person, Environment,
Health, The Profession of Nursing and The Process
The faculty believes that the Person is a
unique and continuously evolving being of
dignity and growth. The person's behavior
reflects the interaction between personal
and environmental influences. Each person
has the right to participate in making decisions
which will affect health and to accept or
refuse health care within the context of safety
The faculty view Environment as well external
influences affecting life and development
of the person. The health of the individuals,
families, and communities is affected by these
Health is viewed as a dynamic state arising
from continuous change in the person and the
environment. The faculty views the promotion,
maintenance, and restoration of health as
complex phenomena involving the joint responsibility
of the person and the health care providers.
Nursing involves the diagnosis and treatment of
actual or potential health problems. Nursing
involves supportive and therapeutic interventions
based on theoretical and scientific knowledge.
The goal of nursing is to promote health through
out life, prevent illness, restore
and/or maintain with dignity essential life
functions altered by illness. As health care
professionals, nurses exert leadership to achieve
a viable system of health care delivery and
assure quality nursing care. The nurse's role
is that of a health care provider who both
independently and in collaboration with other
Nursing is an art and science.
The art of nursing requires that the practitioner
apply knowledge gained from the humanities,
arts, and sciences to understand human needs.
This knowledge provides the foundation for
the acceptance and appreciation of the values
of the person which may differ from those
of the nurse. The science of nursing is the
contemplation, exploration, and research of
the person, environment and health.
Education for professional
nursing practice includes sound theoretical
knowledge base to support experimental learning.
Faculty believe that education process facilitates
continuing personal and professional growth
in which the responsibility for outcomes is
mutually shared by students and faculty. The
intent of educational programs is to focus
on the learner. Education is a lifelong process,
with the commitment of the learner to establish
patterns of continued inquiry.