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Technology Center
Suite 8210
f: 845-574-4462


Admissions Walk In Hours

  • M – F: 9:00 – 11:30 am
  • M - F: 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

The Philosophy of the Nursing Program

Nursing is a health profession that focuses on the alleviation or prevention of disease, and on maximizing the patient’s potential for optimal well-being. Nursing is a direct, goal-oriented, service profession that responds to the specific needs of the patient. The patient may be the individual, the family, or the community. Nursing is practiced in an ever-expanding variety of settings. The health care system is a complex organization of structured and non-structured care facilities and human resources that provide a wide array of health care services.

The nursing process is a methodology upon which the practice of nursing is based. It consists of five interrelated steps:

  • Assessment
  • Nursing diagnosis
  • Planning
  • Intervention
  • Evaluation

Effective implementation of the Nursing Process requires cognitive, psychomotor and affective behaviors derived from learning activities in clinical therapeutics, nursing theory, liberal arts, and sciences.

Goals of the Nursing Program at RCC

  1. Provide patient-centered care utilizing a collaborative approach which includes the patient, the family, significant others and members of the nursing and health care team.
  2. Practice with competence and humanism and provide a safe and cost effective health care environment.
  3. Coordinate care for groups of patients utilizing organizational skills and the concepts of delegation, accountability and advocacy.
  4. Practice within the ethical, legal and regulatory framework of nursing in accordance with professional standards.



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