In accordance with Benner and Leininger, the faculty believes that education is predicated on the following constructs:
The NAU School of Nursing and faculty believe nursing is a practice profession with a defined body of knowledge and outcomes.
Nursing practice is embraced through education as holistic, caring in nature and incorporating lifelong learning.
Nursing demands the ability to adapt to a changing environment in assessing, analyzing, planning, implementing and evaluating nursing care.
Continued learning and application of facts and principles are necessary for effective clinical judgment. Nurses should be self-directive, creative, critical thinkers who strive for lifelong learning, regardless of their level of practice.