Santa Barbara City College
721 Cliff Drive
Santa Barbara, California 93109
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Nursing Programs OfferedADN Programs
ADN Program Details
The mission of the SBCC ADN Program is in accord with the Mission Statement and Core Principles of the Santa Barbara City College. It supports the tenets of the American Nurses Association, the National League for Nursing, and the California State Board of Registered Nursing. The primary aim of the program is to prepare entry-level registered nurses as providers of care across the health/illness continuum and as members the profession. The program is responsive to the changing healthcare needs of the community, state and nation.
The curriculum provides a positive, innovative learning framework that fosters the development of critical thinking and problem solving skills so that graduate nurses are equipped to deliver care to a culturally diverse population in a variety of healthcare settings. Graduates will collaborate with other members of the healthcare team, be effective communicators, demonstrate leadership, social consciousness, and a commitment to life-long learning.
LPN Program Details
The philosophy of the Vocational Nursing Program at Santa Barbara City College is in accord with the Mission Statement of the college and the program's philosophy of nursing. The curriculum of the program and the process of teaching and learning by which they are implemented is based on the following:
-Nursing is a social endeavor. Participants in the community of nursing and related health disciplines should reflect society.
-There is a core of nursing knowledge that is applicable to a wide variety of nurse- client settings and situations.
-Understanding of functional, physiological, social and psychological patient/client needs is essential to effective nursing practice. Different levels of nursing determine the degree of educational preparation necessary and the scope of responsibility of the nurse.
-The program prepares students from diverse backgrounds for beginning level of direct patient-centered care and educates students in the changing trends of the health care delivery system.
-The program's content progresses from the simple to the complex and is predicated on the premise that effective vocational education requires active participation.
-Faculty's role is to assist the student to be a responsible learner whose actions are guided by ethical standards as well as knowledge and skills.
-Faculty fosters the learning process by assessing the students learning needs, assisting in developing faculty-student selected goals, providing access to learning situations, and when necessary making appropriate referrals.
-The purpose of academic and clinical evaluation is to help the student recognizeand maximize abilities.