CUN’s Holistic Nursing Programs fully comply with international standards, as set forth in the Essentials of Baccalaureate Education for Professional Nursing Practice (US Association of Colleges of Nursing, 2008), the regulations set forth in the Laws on Professions in Individual Health Care (“BIG”, Dutch government, 1998) and standards set forth in the WHO European Standards for Nursing and Midwifery. Having a statutory seat on Curacao, being an Associated Member of the European Union, as part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, CUN subscribes to the Bologna Process. We follow and subscribe to international initiatives for optimizing Nursing standards and the development, unlocking and standardization of resources on an international level. An example of such initiatives is the International Classification for Nursing Practice (ICNP), by the International Council of Nurses.
However, we put a heavy emphasis on our holistic principles and standards. Therefore we proudly adhere to the principles and standards of the American Holistic Nurses Association.
Ethically, we are governed by the above mentioned and similar standards and codes. A number of internationally accepted and officially adhered documents are therefore to be considered a mandatory part of the curriculum. A list of these documents is found below.
All referred to documents and titles are also available in our on-line Study Center.
- AHNA’s Holistic Nursing; Scope and Standards of Practice
- Essentials of Baccalaureate Education for Professional Nursing Practice
- WHO European Standards for Nursing and Midwifery
- ANA Guide to the Code of Ethics for Nurses (rev. 2010)
- ICN Code of Ethics for Nurses (rev. 2012)
- Universal Declaration of Human Rights
- Declaration on the Rights of Persons Belonging to National or Ethnic, Religious or Linguistic Minorities