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Definition of Nursing Philosophy of Nursing Service Goals Council Structure Professional Practice Performance Improvement
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How we make a difference.
It's easier to do your job when you work with a set of clearly defined goals. The goals of our Nursing Service are:
  • To provide high quality, cost-effective nursing care to patients, utilizing continuous performance improvement methodologies.
  • To ensure that standards for professional nursing practice, as defined by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO), Title 22 of the California Administrative Code and the Nursing Practice Act, State of California, are implemented, evaluated and monitored.
  • To provide a professional governance structure which supports ongoing improvement and innovation in nursing practice.
  • To maintain an environment conducive to the continued improvement of the practice of nursing and the education and development of staff.
  • To support the performance of nursing research and utilization of research findings with the goal of improving nursing practice and patient outcomes.
  • To provide a patient care environment that utilizes a multi-disciplinary team approach which promotes a return to wellness and illness prevention.