Philosophy is search for truth and wisdom and the science of science. The dominant philosophy that guides the nursing knowledge is humanism that defines about the nature of human beings and the human environment relationship, it emphasizes on humanistic or moral values of caring and the promotion of individual welfare and rights. It is also that art of reasons that explore values. The philosophy of a nursing college defines the value statements about both the practice and the teaching of Nursing. The statement reflects the values, beliefs goals or opinions as agreed upon by the members of the school. faculty. The philosophy of education gives direction to the aim of education. Important philosophies of education are idealism, naturalism and pragmatism.
Keeping the above concept in mind, the curriculum is planned so to provide for experience in all major clinical areas of nursing in the hospital and in the community.
The curriculum should develop in the students an ability to meet the patients mental and emotional needs and an awareness of the social nature of man, which will enable her/ him to see the patient as a person with a family and a member of the community.
It should emphasize preventive, promotive and rehabilitative aspects of heath throughout and the hospital, community, college environment and facilities provided should make it possible to put these principles into practice.