Nursing Program Mission and Philosophy

Nursing Program Mission and Philosophy Mission The mission of the Yakima Valley College Practical Nursing Program is to provide quality nursing education that reflects the College’s commitment to enrich and enhance individuals and the community by delivering accessible, student-centered education. The Practical Nursing Program is designed to prepare successful critical thinkers and lifelong learners who [...]

2022-05-06T11:04:08-07:00May 6th, 2022|

Knowles Adult Learning Theory

Knowles Adult Learning Theory Knowles Adult Learning Theory has six assumptions about adult learners. These assumptions are: Adults need to know why they need to learn something. As people mature, their self-concept moves from one of being dependent toward one of being self-directed. As people mature, they accumulate a large amount of experience that can [...]

2022-05-06T11:04:51-07:00May 6th, 2022|

Bloom’s Revised Taxonomy

Bloom’s Revised Taxonomy Bloom’s Revised Taxonomy defines three domains of educational activities or learning: cognitive (knowledge), affective (attitudes), and psychomotor (skills). The cognitive domain involves the ability to obtain and demonstrate knowledge. Acquisition of knowledge, attitude, and skills proceeds from simple actions such as memorization to more complex intellectual actions such as synthesizing information from [...]

2022-05-06T11:06:04-07:00May 6th, 2022|

Tanner’s Clinical Judgment Model

Tanner's Clinical Judgment Model Tanners Clinical Judgement Model identifies the processes of clinical judgment that reflect the way nurses think in practice. As students learn to think like a nurse, the processes develop from noticing to interpreting, to responding, and then reflecting. Noticing: a perceptual grasp of the situation at hand. It is the process [...]

2022-05-06T11:07:08-07:00May 6th, 2022|

Patricia Benner’s Stages of Learning and Skills Acquisition

Patricia Benner’s Stages of Learning and Skills Acquisition Patricia Benner’s research describes how nurses develop skills and an understanding of patient care over time through both education and experience in caring for patients.  Benner describes how beginning nurses progress through five distinct levels; novice, advanced beginner, competent, proficient, and expert.  According to Benner (2001), nurses [...]

2022-05-06T11:08:33-07:00May 6th, 2022|

Credit deficiencies

If you have fewer than the required credits for any given subject area, but have the required classes, you will be required to make up the additional credits in that subject area, with courses that are relevant to your Nursing degree (subject to approval of the Dean of Health Science Education). For example, if you [...]

2017-10-31T00:04:32-07:00October 31st, 2017|

What classes do I need to take?

Consult the online catalog for the most current required courses. Courses taken at other institutions and/or online must meet equivalency requirements at YVC. Any science course taken online must have a lab component with an instructor on site and supervising the lab in order to meet equivalency at YVC. Students who have taken advanced placement [...]

2017-10-31T00:01:10-07:00October 31st, 2017|
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