Nursing Program at Mount Aloysius College (Extended Version) – Excellence in Nursing

Nursing Program at Mount Aloysius College (Extended Version) – Excellence in Nursing

November 26, 2019 0 By Stanley Isaacs


[Nicole Custer] my name is Nicole Custer I’m an instructor of nursing at Mount Aloysius. [Patricia Meintel] my name’s Patricia Meintel. I’m a nursing instructor at Mount Aloysius and also an alumnus of Mount Aloysius nursing program. [Nicole Custer] The outlook for nursing and in the the upcoming years is wonderful for students. [Patricia Meintel] You can go in so many different directions when you become a nurse. [Nicole Custer] The nursing program at Mount Aloysius prepares students for entry-level practice into the nursing field, ultimately promoting patient safety by the use of our critical simulation labs, in which students practice hands-on
nursing skills and critical thinking skills in a risk-free environment. We’ve
had our simulation labs up and running for five years now, so the students
really have a competitive advantage. [Ellery Crowder] I really liked the atmosphere at the campus. It’s small and it’s like a family up here. [Patricia Meintel] And it’s just nice small groups, and so the teachers get to interact very closely with the students. [Nicole Custer] Faculty here at Mount Aloysius College have a vested interest in students. We really want to see our students succeed. We have faculty that practice in multiple areas of clinical expertise ranging from medical, surgical, to critical care, obstetrics, pediatrics and mental health. The faculty that teach in these areas
have a wide variety of experience. [Jared Seavey] The faculty at Mount Aloysius College is phenomenal. They help you, and when you’re out there in the day-to-day living for nursing, you
actually know first step what you need to do, assessing, diagnosing, planning,
implementing, evaluating [Patricia Meintel] They reflect on each other’s work and it just brings them together and makes it a more meaningful learning experience. I
know when I came four years ago, they are so willing to help you. [Ellery Crowder] My experiences in the classroom have all been positive. All the teachers are very willing to help out in any way they can. You know you don’t have to be afraid to come up and ask a question, or if you need an extra explanation for something, they’re more than willing to just, you know, bend over backwards for you and do whatever it takes so you understand the material. [Nicole Custer] I have seen students from Mount Aloysius succeed in multiple levels of nursing. As a nurse who currently practices at the
bedside in an ICU environment, I’ve had the opportunity to work side-by-side
with my students and graduates and see how they are able to apply and utilize
the critical thinking skills that we’ve taught them here. [Jared Seavey] And in order to
understand what you’re learning, you need to be able to learn how to use it in real life. The nursing program here prepares you for whatever may come your way. [Nicole Custer] Excellence in nursing means not only being a good provider of nursing care,
but also utilizing all the education that the students have received here at
Mount Aloysius. Incorporating communication skills, technology skills,
social sciences, and ultimately blending those and utilizing those to become a
competent, caring, professional registered nurse. [Patricia Meintel] Mount Aloysius and nursing excellence are synonymous. [Ellery Crowder] When I hear excellence in nursing, it’s not just the knowledge that we learn from the book, it’s the overall outlook we can
achieve from going here. The personal skills that we learn, the compassion that
we learn to have for the patients, along with all the factual knowledge, and
everything else, all of that combined is excellence in nursing, and we learn that
here.