Nursing Excellence

Our nurses are committed to providing the best care for their patients and community. Through their continued commitment to excellence, Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center remains a top hospital to receive care and a great place to practice nursing. Nurses represent a deep compassion to provide a healing environment that encompasses the body, mind and soul of the patients and families they serve. At Saint Joseph Medical Center, our nurses honor the sacred work of nursing and our mission to care for the poor and vulnerable. As we continue on, our focus remains on providing zero harm to our patients and ensuring that we partner with the multidisciplinary team to create a safe, reliable and healing environment. We will continue our work on empowering and educated patients and families on how to remain healthy, advocate for resources to help reduce their need for hospitalization and promote a healthier community.

Nursing Professional Practice Model
Diagram of nursing practice model

Jean Watson’s Theory of Human Caring inspires our care delivery system of patient- and family-centered care. The model empowers the nurses to deliver the Providence Promise: “Know me, Care for me, Ease my way.” At the core of the Professional Practice Model is the patient and family. Patricia Benner’s Novice to Expert theory drives continual improvements in nursing practice. The Professional Practice Model’s core is surrounded by overlapping pedals representing the five domains of professional nursing practice.

Creating Healthy Communities, Together

Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center nurses are committed to their profession and eager to get involved to create healthier communities. Throughout the year, our nurses travel locally, nationally and globally to share their skills, knowledge and talents. We’ve travelled to Washington DC to advocate for legislation that seeks to improve the conditions in which nurses work, as well as influence the care our community receives.

Our nurses also go beyond our national borders to help provide a broad range of health services to people in need. And, right here at home, our nurses share their specialized knowledge with sister ministries, as well as preceptor hundreds of local nursing students through multiple clinical contacts and rotations.