- Dr. Kathleen Hopkins, Division Chair
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
The nursing faculty at Rockland Community College embraces philosophical beliefs that guide the nursing curriculum. We believe that nursing is a unique art and a practice-oriented, scientific discipline that utilizes principles and concepts from nursing research and general education courses that enhance professional nursing knowledge and practice. The practice of nursing assists diverse individuals or groups to maintain or attain optimal health by establishing goals, implementing care and evaluating treatment responses (NCSBN, 2004). Nursing is an integral part of a complex, ever-changing healthcare system where interdisciplinary collaboration is essential.
Goals of the Nursing Program at RCC
The overall goals of the associate degree Nursing Program at Rockland Community College are to:
- Meet the needs of the community for individuals who are both informed citizens and registered nurses.
- Provide access into practice as a registered nurse and the foundation for baccalaureate and higher education in nursing for all who desire it.
These goals are consistent with the College’s mission statement to provide an accessible, responsive, student-centered learning environment and to facilitate the achievement of educational, professional and personal goals.