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Mission, Vision, Values, and Philosophy

At the University of Miami Hospital and Clinics, we recognize the vital role that our nurses play in delivering compassionate, high-quality care. Every day, our excellent nurses are guided by a central mission, vision, values, and philosophy

Our Mission

We seek to provide excellence in patient/family centered care, reducing the human burden from illness by delivering high quality, compassionate health care, leading life-changing discoveries and transforming patient care through innovative research, education and prevention.

Our Vision

We, as UHealth nurses, will sustain and maintain professional excellence by uplifting and advancing the caring art and science of nursing. Our vision as UHealth nurses is to:

  • Be passionate in our delivery of nursing care that consistently leads to excellent outcomes within the global healthcare community.
  • Foster and sustain a professional nursing practice environment that attracts and retains the best of the best nurses to the profession.
  • Become a fully integrated program of patient care, education, and research with an international reputation for excellence.
  • Provide new hope for patients in our extended community, which includes South Florida, the southeastern United States, the Caribbean, and South America.
  • Promote efficient, community-responsive health care, and generate resources to sustain and enhance innovative healthcare programs.

Our Values

We will uphold the values of:

  • Excellence: To exceed the limits in accomplishments and expectations
  • Compassion: To work and care for the welfare of others, and to alleviate suffering
  • Respect: To recognize worth, quality, and importance of others
  • Discovery: To embrace the never-ending quest for new knowledge and awareness

Our Philosophy

The nurses at UHealth support the core values of the profession and the mission, vision, values and goals of the organization. Our nurses accept the obligation to provide optimal patient care in an environment that promotes personal growth and satisfaction and is centered around successful patient outcomes. We share a common purpose and endorse the following beliefs:

  • We believe that all nurses should practice in accordance with the ANA Nursing Code of Ethics.
  • We believe our skills, competence, and professionalism are valuable to our patients, the organization and the community.
  • We believe the essence of nursing is caring.
  • We believe we are responsible for providing competent, compassionate care for all of our patients.
  • We believe we maintain an appreciation for the uniqueness of man and respect the dignity of each patient regardless of position, status, race culture or creed.
  • We believe each nurse makes a significant contribution to patient care.
  • We believe that the nurse is professionally accountable for the coordination of the provision of care.
  • We believe that nurse leaders are responsible for facilitating the clinical practice of the staff that provides direct patient care, and their involvement in the advancement of nursing practice.
  • We believe that the clinical, administrative, professional practice, education and shared governance components of the department of nursing are of distinct, but equal value and share mutually complimentary goals.
  • We believe all persons deserve respect and are provided opportunity for personal growth within a supportive environment.
  • We believe the success of our delivery of patient care is measured in patient outcomes through the application of established standards.
  • We believe physician/nurse collaborative, professional. and collegial relationships are essential to the successful patient outcomes and are maintained through mutual respect, trust, communication, and teamwork.
  • We believe that the Nursing Department must accept responsibility for its financial integrity and that of the organization.
  • We believe we maintain consideration for the patient and family as a healthcare decision maker.
  • We believe in the role of nursing to support restoration of health, maximum achievement of wellness and comfort for a dignified end of life.
  • We believe critical thinking and scientific inquiry are essential to the continuous improvement of professional practice.
  • We believe each nurse has a personal and professional responsibility for increasing knowledge and continuously improving cognitive, technical, and interpersonal skills.
  • We believe the role of mentorship is inherent to the profession of nursing and research and evidence-based practice is an integral part of nursing excellence.