Nursing Excellence

Collage of Nurses and Magnet Recognition

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. Our nurses represent a deep compassion to provide a healing environment that encompasses the body, mind and soul of the patients and families they serve.

We are proud to be Magnet recognized, the nation’s highest recognition for nursing excellence.

Welcome to Nursing at Providence Saint Joseph. Our nurses and certified nurse assistants are caring and talented caregivers who are committed to their profession, their patients and families, and to serving our community.

While distinguishing themselves as national leaders at conferences, our nurses have also shaped a vibrant and unique work environment—one characterized by shared decision-making, professional development, and collaboration across every level of the organization. At Providence Saint Joseph, our nurses participate in shared governance councils, lead interdisciplinary improvement projects, and help create industry-wide best practices.

However, it is not just their clinical expertise that makes our organization strong. It is also the compassion our nurses demonstrate each day. Our nurses are regularly recognized by patients and their families for the exceptional care they provide. Nurses at Providence Saint Joseph continually work to ease the way of patients and families when they are most vulnerable.

Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center is proud to be Magnet® recognized, the nation’s highest recognition for nursing excellence. The American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Magnet Recognition Program® recognized the hospital’s nursing team for exemplary patient care, nursing practice collaboration, patient outcomes and nursing research.

The Magnet Recognition Program recognizes health care organizations for quality patient care, nursing excellence and innovations in professional nursing practice. Consumers rely on Magnet designation as the ultimate credential for high quality nursing. Developed by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), Magnet is the leading source of successful nursing practices and strategies worldwide. Read more about ANCC Magnet Recognition.

Magnet Recognition

The Daisy Nurse award is a nursing recognition program developed by The DAISY Foundation to honor extraordinary nurses identified by their patients and/or their families for the super-human work nurses do every day. Developed by the family of Patrick Barnes as a way to say "thank you" to nurses everywhere for the extraordinary care their son received while hospitalized, every month a winner is selected from the nominations by the DAISY Committee. Awardees are selected based on the detail of the nomination, their great clinical skill and leadership as well as their especially strong patient care and compassion demonstrated and aligned with our mission, vision, and values. Each DAISY nurses receive an "Extraordinary Nurse" certificate, a DAISY Award pin, and a unique hand-carved serpentine stone sculpture from Zimbabwe, entitled "A Healer's Touch.”

Click here to nominate your nurse.

Daisy Award

Our Professional Practice Model is grounded in two complementary nursing theories, Jean Watson’s “Philosophy of Nursing,” based on her theory of human caring, and Patricia Benner’s novice-to-expert theory, based on her book “From Novice to Expert: Excellence and Power in Clinical Nursing Practice.” The PPM depicts how nurses grow into nursing practice and how they communicate and relate to patients, families, communities and the interdisciplinary team.

The five components of our professional practice model include:

Shared Leadership and Empowerment
We see leadership as a shared endeavor between our leadership teams and clinical nurses. It is designed to maximize professionalism in nursing practice.

Quality, Safety and Excellence in Nursing Care
Nurses promote quality and safety in nursing care. They take accountability for high-quality outcomes.

Professional Development Advancement
We promote opportunities for nurses to grow into the professional nursing role with collaboration and competence. We encourage and reward their participation in academic progression, national certification and ongoing continuing education programs.

Interprofessional Collaboration
Within this context, collaboration is a necessary component to professional growth. Team members bring valuable expert resources to the care of patients and families.

Evidence-Based Practice
By using the systematic study of actions and phenomenon relative to the practice of nursing, we can greatly enhance nursing practice and patient care outcomes.

Professional Practice Model

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.