We know that caregivers who understand and apply the underlying principles of nursing theorists provide exemplary patient care and are well-positioned to become leaders in our rapidly changing healthcare system.
We adopted caring science as our nursing practice model based upon Jean Watson's Theory of Human Caring. Her theory emphasizes human caring processes drawn from the art and science of nursing supported by concepts from other disciplines, including ethics, philosophy, ecology, and the study of mind-body-spirit.
To support continued professional development, we embraced Patricia Benner's Novice to Expert framework. Her model proposes that expert nurses develop skills and understanding of patient care over time through education and a multitude of experiences, in practice and in life.
We strive to find caregivers who embrace and apply these nursing theories throughout their professional practice. As evidenced by nursing research, advanced education, creative problem-solving, and compassionate care improve patient care experiences and health outcomes. Our goal is to care for all patients with loving-kindness, a calm, authentic presence, and respect and sensitivity for individual values, practices, and beliefs.