Nursing at St. Vincent's Medical Center

As a Magnet® recognized institution, St. Vincent’s employs approximately 900 nurses who care for our patients, in the hospital, in outpatient settings, physician offices and clinics and centers. We are committed to providing the highest quality, safest care as outlined in our mission statement, philosophy and core values.

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St. Vincent’s Nursing Team Promotes Growth & Autonomy

St. Vincent’s nursing team has created a professional practice environment where education and input are valued.  Our nurses take pride in the safe and exceptional care they deliver through the use of evidence-based practice and collaboration.

St. Vincent's nurses make a difference for patients, their loved ones and their healthcare professional partners with the commitment to excellence. 

  • Our nurses grow and evolve. Many of St. Vincent’s nurses pursue advanced degrees, specialty certifications, and venture into nursing research and writing for publication. The Nursing Department is committed to facilitating continuing education through an innovative, evidence-based research approach.

  • Excellent patient satisfaction. Our award-winning team has seen significant improvements in our nurse satisfaction scores.

  • Nurses like working here. St. Vincent’s vacancy and turnover rates remain very low.

  • Nurses weigh in on hospital best practices. The “voice” of our staff nurses has been heard in our Shared Governance Councils and our Nurse Staffing and Scheduling Team.

  • Nursing core values.  The highest value is placed on patient safety the delivery of compassionate, spiritual and personalized care to patients, families and communities. Trust, caring, safety, spirituality, knowledge, innovation – these are our benchmarks for patient care.

  • Integrating patients/families into the patient’s recovery. We actively seek the participation of our patient and their families as care partners and integral members of the healthcare team. 


Nursing Opportunities at St. Vincent’s

If you would like to join our award-winning team, please visit our Career page. If you would like to intern as a Student Nurse, click here for information and the application.


Nursing Annual Reports

St. Vincent’s Nursing Department and the Marketing Communications Department work collaboratively to produce an annual report on Nursing. 

Click here for PDFs of Nursing Annual Reports:  2015 2014 2013 

About St. Vincent’s Medical Center

St. Vincent’s Medical Center in Bridgeport, CT is a 473-bed community teaching and referral hospital, providing a full range of inpatient and outpatient services with regional centers of excellence in cardiology, surgery, cancer care, orthopedics, radiology, emergency medicine, women’s health services, family services, behavioral health and an array of specialized services.

With an active medical staff of more than 50 medical and surgical specialties and subspecialties, St. Vincent's is a member of Ascension Health, the largest Catholic non-profit healthcare system in the nation. St. Vincent’s Medical Center is a level II trauma center with a 76-bed inpatient psychiatric facility located in Westport CT.


St. Vincent’s Nursing Philosophy & Mission

Magnet® Nursing at St. Vincent’s is an art and a science dedicated to improving the well-being of our patients. St. Vincent’s professional nursing team 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 are committed to excellence in Practice, Education, Informatics, Research and Administration. 

  • 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.