Mervyn M. Dymally School of Nursing

Mervyn M. Dymally School of Nursing

Message from the Dean

The Mervyn M. Dymally School of Nursing (MMDSON) is dedicated to enhancement of diversity among future nursing professionals. Its vision is to create a learning environment that contributes to “excellent nursing care for all in a world without health disparities.” The principle of social justice is centered into the traditional paradigm of patient-nurse-health- environment. The school’s conceptual model of practice reflects a holistic approach utilizing a framework based on a modified Roy Adaptation Model. The Roy Model four modes and their sub-components are key in the assessment of clients within the nursing process. The four modes assure a holistic nursing practice by addressing not only the physiological needs but also the psycho-social needs by including the self-concept (self-esteem, physical self, personal self), role function (obligations to self and others) and interdependence (support systems) modes.

The curriculum emphasizes the health status of underserved communities for the purpose of enabling graduates to provide evidence-based nursing care honoring the dignity of our clients with respect and compassion. Whether the student is starting the nursing degree or advancing their nursing practice, Mervyn M. Dymally School of Nursing provides a supportive framework to develop the skills to care for people in our urban communities. The nursing programs offer strategies to develop skills to care for people across the lifespan from neonatal to geriatric care. Each nursing program provides a strong foundation for future doctoral studies, career advancement, and the development of strong ethical and leadership qualities.

 

Margaret Avila, PhD, PHN, APRN
Dean & ELM Program Director
Mervyn M. Dymally School of Nursing
margaretavila@cdrewu.edu