At Nassau University Medical Center, our philosophy of patient care is centered on the principle of caring for the patient as a whole being, within the context of the family and community.
We believe in Watson’s Theory of Human Caring, which recognizes that the dignity and worth of individuals, and their responses to illnesses, are unique; acknowledges the individual’s right to continuous autonomy; helps individuals reach their maximum capacity; recognizes nursing takes place within a human-to-human caring relationship; and supports caring as the core of nursing practice, recognizing caring is effectively demonstrated and practiced interpersonally.
The mission of the Nursing Department is to provide the highest level of patient-centered care through evidenced-based practice, advancement in professional nursing practice, and continued pursuit of nursing quality to diverse populations in an ever-changing society.
The Department of Nursing strives to model creative problem solving and critical reflection that is sensitive to our patients’ needs in an environment where the nurses participate in shared decision-making processes in which autonomy, accountability and innovation are valued.
Nursing is the art, science and discipline of caring for people through the promotion, maintenance and restoration of health and wholeness across the lifespan. The essence of nursing involves communication, critical thinking, collaboration, caring, advocacy, ethical behavior and continuing education.