Nursing Mission and Philosophy
Through a professional and superior work environment, the mission of St. Vincent’s Medical Center Department of Nursing is to work collaboratively to achieve exceptional quality and service outcomes in a safe and fiscally sound environment.
The highest value is placed on patient safety the delivery of compassionate, spiritual and personalized care to our patients, families and communities.
We actively seek the participation of our patient and their families as care partners and integral members of the healthcare team.
The Nursing Department is committed to facilitating continuing education through an innovative, evidence-based research approach.
Nursing is an art and a science dedicated to improving the well-being of our patients. We are committed to excellence in Practice, Education, Informatics, Research and Administration. We are a professional group of nurses who practice with compassion and respect for the inherent dignity, worth and uniqueness of every patient regardless of the social, economic, personal or health status of that person.
We partner with the patients, families and our community through patient focused care, shared decision making, evidence-based practice and accountability. We promote, advocate for and protect the health, safety and rights of the patient. We are responsible for our nursing practice, judgment, and actions. We delegate tasks for optimum quality patient care.
We maintain competence in our profession through continual personal and professional growth. We are responsible to preserve our integrity and safety. We establish, maintain and improve the work environment to provide high quality, professional health care consistent with nursing values. We contribute to the advancing of our nursing profession through participation in the development of best practices for patient care, education, quality improvement, nursing research and administration. We collaborate with healthcare professionals and members of the community for healthcare promotion at the local, regional, national and international level.
We incorporate the values and integrity of our professional nursing organizations into our nursing practice and reaffirm this value to our community and society.
Nursing Core Values