The faculty of St. James college of Nursing believes and abides by the broad philosophy of the St. James Hospital Trust and further believes that
- Health is a state of well-being that enables a person to lead a physically, psychologically, socially and economically productive life and it is a right of all the people.
- Nursing contributes to the health services in a vital and significant way in the health care delivery system and aims at identifying health needs of people, planning and providing quality care in collaboration with other health care professionals and community groups.
- Nursing is based on values of caring and aims to help individuals to attain independence in self care. It is also participating in the healing ministry of Jesus and necessitates development of compassion, concern and understanding to provide care with respect and dignity.
- The teachers have the responsibility to be role models, to build in the student a value system that helps him/her to discharge their duties with sincerity. They should also create learning environment that enables the students to acquire inquiry driven, self directed learning and foster an attitude of long learning and meet the diverse needs of students.
- The professional education is not one that leads to the Cul-de-Sac of a mechanical life but should aim for a life of mission and personal growth for the students culminating in transformation of the graduates to be the messengers and ministers of holistic health in the light of the mission and vision. Hence, the teachers being the facilitators inspire them for not only acquiring the knowledge keeping abreast of the modern scientific and technical advancement but also the skills and attitude development.