Nursing Mission, Vision and Values

Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital

Nursing Mission

Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital nurses are committed to improve the health and well-being of the communities we serve through the provision of ethical and culturally-sensitive patient and family centered care across the life span and care continuum. We are committed and accountable to optimize safety, service, and quality outcomes by advancing nursing practice through teamwork and collaboration, research, evidence-based practice, and innovation.

Nursing Vision

To reduce healthcare disparities and improve the health and well-being of the communities we serve through innovative and compassionate nursing care.

Nursing Values

The Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital nursing values support nursing excellence which is evident in patient satisfaction, safety, and quality outcome metrics. The following tenets are representative of our core values:

  • Compassion
  • Empathy
  • Patient Satisfaction
  • Accountability
  • Ethical Practice
  • Innovation
  • Teamwork
  • Diversity

Nursing Philosophy

Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital nurses, in alignment with the standards of professional nursing practice and the organization’s mission, vision, and values, are committed to excellence.

We are committed to provide and support patient- and family-centered care across the life span and care continuum. As patient advocates, we embrace an ethical approach to holistic care that promotes optimal health and well-being. We engage patients and families in care that is compassionate, individualized, and culturally appropriate.

We are committed to life-long professional development. Growth and autonomy are fostered through education, certification, mentoring, and peer review.

We are committed to a healthy work environment through collaboration, empowerment, recognition, and shared decision-making.

We are committed and accountable to plan, implement, and evaluate strategies which optimize safety, service, and quality outcomes.

We are committed to advancing nursing practice through research, evidence-based practice, and innovation.

Nursing Professional Practice Model

Professional Practice Model

The Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Nursing Professional Practice Model is a schematic conceptualization of how nursing is practiced. The model is based on the nursing diagnosis classification system developed by the North American Nursing Diagnoses Association. Nursing diagnoses are assembled around a multi-colored star into six major areas of nursing care: Basic Needs, Protection, Management of Health, Culture, Growth & Development, and Coping. The colors of the star are blended and integrated to illustrate that the components of the model are not addressed in isolation. The factors that influence the delivery of patient and family centered care are Interprofessional Collaboration, Environment, Culture, Global Trends, and Outcomes. These factors are depicted in a bi-directional sphere encircling the star. The words “Patient Family Centered Care” are located in the center of the schematic to clearly describe the principle that guides nursing care delivery at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital.




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