Nursing Mission, Vision and Values

The nursing team at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somerset embraces the mission, vision, and values of the hospital, which are:


To improve the health and well-being of the patients and communities we serve by:

  • Fostering an environment of excellence in all areas, including the highest quality, evidence-based care
  • Advancing patient care by the diffusion of medical knowledge
  • Facilitating medical discovery that improves patient care
  • Promoting and engaging in community outreach activities to enhance the health of the residents of our region
  • Exhibiting stewardship of all available resources


Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, in partnership with Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, will be a leading, national distinguished academic medical center


  • Commitment
  • Understanding
  • Learning
  • Trust
  • Unity
  • Respect
  • Empathy

Nursing Professional Practice Model

RWJUH Somerset Rooted in Care image

Rooted in Caring

The Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somerset Professional Practice model, “Our Caring Tree,” represents the Ten Carative Factors of the nursing professional practice model defined by Jean Watson, RN, PhD. This approach sees nursing as a human science that focuses on the process of caring for individuals, families and groups. Through caring transactions, nurses assist people in gaining a higher degree of harmony within the mind, body and soul. The tree image represents how nurses are rooted in excellence and continually seek to transform, empower and inspire. It reflects nurse, patient and family relationships, the foundations of professional practice, the standards of care that ensure a nurturing environment and the shared governance structure that supports patient care delivery.

Patient Stories

  • I cannot say enough about the nurses and the aftercare I received, Rick said. All of the doctors and nurses kept my kids updated and checked on me regularly to make sure everything went well.

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  • “I love the people at the Joint Surgery Center. Going there is like coming home.”

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  • “The people at RWJUH Somerset helped me realize that there was so much to fight for and that all the things that we did each day were going to add up to something.”

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