Nursing Excellence - Magnet

As a Magnet Designated organization, Jersey City Medical Center embodies transformational leadership, share decision making, and exemplary professional practices as nurses continue to improve patient outcomes and enhance the lives of the community they serve. JCMC places high value on evidence based practice and consistently works to embed best current evidence in all aspects of care. JCMC’s successes in these areas are supported by the commitment of the nursing staff to professional development. Eighty seven percent of JCMC nurses are prepared at the baccalaureate or graduate degree level in nursing and forty two percent are certified in their nursing specialty.

Magnet Recognized

  • Professional Practice Model

Professional Practice Model

  • Nursing Theorists

Theory of Human Caring

Jean Watson’s 10 CARITAS

1. Formation of humanistic-altruistic system of values

  • Treats self and others with kindness
  • Honors and respects self and others

2. Instillation of faith-hope

  • Learn about others hopes and beliefs & incorporate into care plan
  • Appropriate attention and encouragement

3. Cultivation of sensitivity to oneself and others

  • Practice self-reflection, gratitude, forgiveness, compassion
  • Transform “tasks” into healing interactions

4. Developing of a helping-trusting (human caring) relationship

  • Practice non-judgmental attitudes
  • Promote direct, constructive, healthy communication

5. Promotion and acceptance of the expression of positive and negative feelings

  • Help to see good in any situation
  • Allows for uncertainty and ability to deal with negativity

6. Systematic use of the scientific problem-solving method of decision-making

  • Encourage questions and discussion
  • Help explore alternative ways to approach respective situations

7. Promotion of interpersonal teaching-learning

  • Active listening to others and being actively present
  • Participation in collaborative efforts

8. Provision for a supportive, protective, and/or corrective mental, physical, sociocultural, and spiritual environment

  • Creates healing environment, including a physical space (cleanliness, limited noise)
  • Promotes and demonstrates caring intentions

9. Assistance with gratification of human needs

  • Respect for others’ needs, beliefs, privacy, perceptions
  • Appropriate inclusion and comforting of family and significant others

10. Allowance for existential-phenomenological forces

  • Acknowledges that not everything is known or defined
  • Supports hope and opportunity/possibility