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Yonsei University College of Nursing is grounded in Yonsei University’s philosophy, the Christian spirit of truth and freedom, and the founding philosophy of Yonsei University Health System, enlightenment, Christianity, and cooperative spirit. Nursing is a practical science that meets the health needs of society and is based on the humanities, social science, and natural science. Nursing focuses on the inter-relationship among four major concepts: person, environment, health, and nursing. The person is a unique, integrated being who grows and develops over the life span. Health is a state of well-being with optimal function that is achieved through balance and harmony in person-environment interaction. The environment refers to the internal and external factors that constantly change, affecting health. Nursing activities include treatment, education, support, and therapeutic management to promote health within interpersonal relationships. The goal of nursing is to help individuals, families, groups, and communities to reach an optimum state of well-being by restoring, maintaining, and promoting their health. Professional nurses are required to think creatively, building on the values of altruism, autonomy, and social justice. In addition, nurses must keep abreast of social changes and consistently improve their overall capacity.
The goal of Yonsei University College of Nursing is to practice Christian love and serving, respect humans as holistic beings, and pursue a state of well-being by restoring, maintaining, and promoting health. To achieve its goal, the College of Nursing is committed to developing professional nurses to be equipped with nursing knowledge and skills for therapeutic care in collaboration with other health professionals, and taking on leadership roles.
1. To understand the functional health patterns of human beings for holistic nursing.
2. To integrate critical thinking and scientific knowledge to solve health problems.
3. To provide therapeutic care to clients, for their well-being.
4. To build collaborative relationships with the health care team.
5. To establish nursing professionalism based on ethical and legal responsibilities.
6. To foster nursing leaders who can actively cope with changes in national and international contexts.
7. To demonstrate global servant leadership based on pioneer spirit and Christian love.
We envision that upon successful completion of our program, students will be able to:
1. Integrate a variety of knowledge and skills to solve clients’ health problems.
2. Implement core fundamental nursing skills according to clients’ health needs.
3. Utilize communication skills to build therapeutic relationships.
4. Apply the nursing process based on critical thinking and scientific knowledge.
5. Explain the importance of interdisciplinary activities in solving client problems.
6. Incorporate nursing professional standards, code of ethics, and related laws to nursing practice.
7. Develop nursing leadership in nursing practice settings.
8. Plan and conduct nursing research.
9. Analyze changes in national and international health care policy.
10. Practice global servant leadership.