2016 Magnet Re-designation
Nursing Excellence
Theory of Human Caring

Nursing Excellence

An all-encompassing program that enables you to fulfill your potential and achieve your professional goals.

St. Joseph Health has created a unique Nursing Center of Excellence in order to empower, support and develop nurses in every way possible.

The Center is based on four eternal core values: Dignity. Service. Excellence. Justice. These fundamental principles are integrated with Domains of Professional Practice and key organizational components to create our dynamic Professional Practice Model. To learn more about our theory of nursing, click here to watch a video on the Jean Watson Theory of Human Caring.

Our goal is to achieve optimal patient outcomes through accountability, responsibility, collaboration, professional growth and development of each healthcare team member. To fulfill this ideal, we have developed the following organizational/environmental elements in support of our care-givers.

Make a meaningful impact through our Shared Governance Model

Our shared Governance Model gives a voice to our staff nurses in decisions regarding their professional practice and work environment.

Our Nurses lead and participate on shared governance councils, which include:

  • Clinical Development Council
  • Clinical Practice Council
  • Nursing Research Council
  • Nursing Advisory Council

Develop your expertise with our Clinical Practice Model

Based on the Novice to Expert theory by Patricia Benner, RN, Ph.D., FAAN, our Clinical Practice Model provides a framework for the professional growth. Within the model we offer a clinical ladder, preceptor and mentor programs, internships, extensive education, and rewards and recognition for individual accomplishments.

Enhance your ability to heal through our Care Delivery Model

Work with our dedicated team of professionals to provide care to our culturally diverse patients, their families, and our surrounding community.

Advance your career with our Clinical Leadership Development Model

St. Joseph Hospital provides exciting leadership development opportunities utilizing a four-tiered development model. Pathways for career growth are individual to optimize the professional nurses' goals.