Nursing Vision & Philosophy
To be a faith based system providing the safest environment and best health outcomes, while building lifelong relationships with those we serve.
The actions and decisions of the Advocate Nurse are guided by our values as we work together to empower, serve and thrive.
- Clinical Excellence : The Advocate Nurse contributes to interprofessional excellence which is represented by achieved clinical outcomes. Using evidence-based practice, clinical decision making, and skilled dialogue, nurses lead efforts to create the safest patient environment and the best patient experience.
- Patient Centered Wholistic Care : The Advocate Nurse is culturally sensitive and respectful of the beliefs and values of diverse populations. Nurses engage with interprofessional colleagues and support services to deliver exemplary care. Lifelong relationships with patients and families are developed to support achievement of health goals. Patient-centered care is coordinated across the continuum to support the successful transitions of patients to other healthcare delivery systems or their home communities.
- Innovation : The Advocate nurse demonstrates the characteristics of inquiry, adaptability, change, and continual development, through performance improvement, evidence-based practice, and research initiatives. This requires creative use of knowledge, resources, and technology to transform care for diverse patient populations.
- Compassion : The Advocate Nurse demonstrates presence with patients and families, practices empathy, and supports spiritual needs and beliefs. They demonstrate respect and dignity always, and are present during patients’ most vulnerable times. Nurses promote relationship development with communities to ensure strong partnerships to improve health outcomes of patients and communities served.
- Professional Growth : The Advocate Nurse is committed to lifelong learning, building knowledge and skills to keep pace with new delivery models and the changing healthcare environment. This promotes practice to the full scope of their nursing license. Nurses contribute to the growth of the nursing profession through continuing education, professional association membership, certification, mentoring new graduate nurses and nursing students, continued academic progression, and contributions to nursing science.
- Leadership : The Advocate Nurse is committed to transformational leadership at all levels with structures to support the development, participation, contributions and recognition of individuals as well as interprofessional teams.
- That each person is created in the image of God and relationships are vital to health and healing.
- That to facilitate the care delivered to patients, we use Duffy’s Quality Caring theory.
- That caring relationships are essential in order to advance patient health.
- That caring relationships must embrace mutual problem solving, attentive reassurance, human respect, encouragement, a culture of inclusion, healing environment, basic human needs and appreciation for patient and family needs.
- That professional nursing values an interprofessional, collaborative process to create a caring, safe and patient- and family-centered environment.
- That we work as a collaborative team to continuously improve the health and wellbeing of ourselves, each other and the community.
- That our community of nurses makes a commitment to deliver compassionate, wholistic care to the patient and family in a competent, ethical, and caring manner.
- That our community of nurses engages in shared governance, professional growth through lifelong learning and research, evidence-based practice and quality improvement in the development of standards of care.