Mission and Goals

Vocational Nursing Mission Statement
In keeping with the mission of Texas Southmost College the mission of the Vocational Nursing program, is to provide a high quality vocational education program, which is sensitive to the needs of our students and our community. The aim is to facilitate educational access and academic excellence through a learner-centered, success-oriented, nursing program. We will educate the vocational nurse for entry into practice and facilitate articulation into higher levels of nursing education.

Program Objectives

Upon completion of the program, the graduate Vocational Nurse will be able to:

  1. Collaborate effectively with patients, families, health care team, and community resources to provide holistic care.
  2. Assist in the formulation of a systematic problem-solving approach to deliver basic nursing care to Patients and implement approaches within ethical-legal limitations.
  3. Assist in the coordination of patient care as a member of the health care team within the organizational framework of a structured health care setting.
  4. Assume responsibility as a member of the nursing profession by demonstrating accountability for practice, promoting the practice of vocational nursing and participating in health promotion.