Mission and Vision

CARING FOR OUR PATIENTS, THEIR LOVED ONES, AND EACH OTHER

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Duke Nurses are transforming the future of patient care. Guided by our mission, vision and values, we are committed to excellence. We are leaders, innovators, and educators. We are passionate about what we do.

 

NURSING MISSION

Duke University Health System Nursing is committed to quality care of our patients, their family members, and the community through excellence in leadership, practice, innovation, and education.

 

NURSING VISION

We will be leaders in:

  • Providing quality and compassionate nursing care
  • Creating positive work environments that foster and support professional growth and development
  • Partnering with other disciplines and patients/families in the provision of healthcare
  • Establishing the standards for nursing practice
  • Developing and implementing innovative, professional, evidence-based nursing care

 

NURSING CORE VALUES

Our core value is “Caring for Our Patients, Their Loved Ones, and Each Other.” We achieve this through:

  • Teamwork
  • Integrity
  • Diversity
  • Excellence
  • Safety

 

PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE MODEL

We derive our beliefs and values from our Professional Practice Model – a description of the beliefs and values used to consistently demonstrate professional practice within an organization. Through this model, we deliver care to achieve excellent outcomes that are consistent with the nursing values and expectations grounded in caring practices:

Integrity

Duke Nurses role model high ethical standards through interpersonal and interprofessional relationships that fulfill commitments and cultivate an environment of inclusion and diversity.

 

Excellence

Duke Nurses create a dynamic environment through compassionate, expert, and specialized care to achieve optimal outcomes. 

 

Innovation

Duke Nurses innovate practice and disseminate knowledge to address the needs of today and tomorrow. 

 

Collaboration

Duke Nurses collaborate through skilled communication to enhance interprofessional teams to achieve common goals, share resources and achieve patient-family centered care across all roles and settings.