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Nursing Strategic Plan

Nursing’s strategic plan reflects our vision for advancing nursing excellence in alignment with the goals and objectives of Northwestern Memorial.

Northwestern Memorial Nursing Strategic Plan Northwestern Memorial is part of an academic medical center where the patient comes first. We are an organization of caregivers who aspire to consistently high standards of quality, cost-effectiveness and patient satisfaction. We seek to improve the health of the communities we serve by delivering a broad range of services with sensitivity to the individual needs of our patients and their families. We are bonded in an essential academic and service relationship with the Feinberg School of Medicine of Northwestern University.

Our vision is to be the hospital of choice in our region, recognized as having the most satisfied patients, the best possible clinical quality and outcomes, and the best physicians and employees. An important part of our vision is to be, with the Feinberg School of Medicine of Northwestern University, a nationally acclaimed academic medical center.

The plan for advancing nursing excellence at Northwestern Memorial focuses on the following core goals and objectives:

  • Deliver exceptional care through innovation
    • We aspire to develop and implement innovations in patient and family-centered care that foster quality, safety and effectiveness and serve as a model for nursing care nationally
  • Advance science and knowledge through research and evidence based practice
    • We aspire to develop a culture of inquiry that encourages and supports nurses in advancing evidence-based practice and building new nursing knowledge
  • Develop people, culture and resources through workforce supply and performance, healthy practice environment, and leadership
    • We aspire to attract, develop and retain exceptional nurses and provide them with an environment that fosters excellence through continuous learning
    • We aspire to provide our nurses with an environment that support their professional practice, health and well being
    • We aspire to develop transformational leaders who can positively impact the nursing profession at NMH as well as locally, nationally and internationally

Read about our Plan for Advancing Nursing Excellence (pdf).

Last UpdateApril 27, 2012
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