The General Education courses establish the educational foundation and core curriculum to support the health science and nursing programs. These courses also fulfill the transfer module of the Ohio Board of Regents.
The philosophy of General Education at Good Samaritan College of Nursing and Health Science reflects the beliefs that are stated in the mission and the College goals.
Education is a lifelong dynamic process of intellectual, social, emotional, and spiritual development which that builds upon, and is influenced by, numerous factors, including acculturation, self-image, and value system. Learning is the acquisition of knowledge, skills, and understanding, which results in changed behavior. The educational process assists the learner to think critically, to reason, and to make ethical decisions. Faculty and students are mutually responsible for learning. The faculty, as facilitators of learning, are themselves participant learners.
General education is central to all other education. It provides a broad base of knowledge that is relevant to all educated persons, and is core to each academic program of the College. This is achieved through an integrated approach to program and curriculum planning of disciplines that will provide the community with well-rounded, responsible professionals who can function in the rapidly changing world.
The outcomes of the General Education Program establish that students will:
- Communicate Effectively
- Demonstrate Critical Thinking
- Explore and Expand One’s Relationship with the Community
- Work Effectively with Individuals and Teams
- Develop Characteristics to Become a Life Long Learner
First Semester Experience/Learning Community
First Semester Experience/Learning Community is a required one (1) credit course for all incoming students. It is designed to equip the students with tools that promote success. There will be a variety of topics that will encourage the student to become engaged in self-assessment. The students and faculty will be involved in the Learning Community concept. The focus of the Learning Community is to create an environment that is supportive, where students and faculty work collaboratively on a variety of activities. The learning community will explore common ideas/assignments that promote active learning. A desired outcome will be that the students will develop a stronger peer support system along with developing an open, supportive atmosphere between the faculty and the student. This course is required for all incoming students.
The academic recovery course is designed to concentrate on the needs of students who have been unsuccessful in pursuit of their academic goals. The course will address academic rigor. Critical thinking standards and principles will be threaded though the course activities. Tools addressing study skills and decision making will be provided for the student to use in taking responsibility for their own learning. This course is required for all students who are on academic probation, and is to be taken the semester they are registered following the course failure that placed them on probation. The course is a remedial course and is not counted in the GPA toward graduation or total college credits.
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