Professional Practice Model
Nursing Values at ETCH
The professional practice model provides our nurses with a point of reference
as they provide care to patients and families. This model emphasizes communication
and collaboration in order to offer the highest quality of care.
Focused on patients and families, the core tenants of the practice model signify:
Professional growth – I can better both myself and the care I deliver to patients
Shared decision making – I am a leader in collaboration across disciplines to improve patient care
Nursing core values – I use nursing core values to provide care: respect, excellence,
teamwork, integrity, enthusiasm
Empowered to improve – I have autonomy and can improve quality in patient care
Exemplary practice – I provide care that exceeds my patient needs
Nursing Mission & Vision
Caring for children through exemplary practice and passionate care is the
mission of the nursing staff at ETCH. Nurses in all hospital departments
are committed to providing optimal care delivery. Our staff includes diversely
experienced and knowledgeable professionals who work in a collaborative
team environment to better meet the needs of all our patients.
In a hospital, situations and circumstances change by the hour, day, month,
season and year. Our team strategizes care on a micro and macro level
to address both the long and short-term needs of our patients. Through
collaboration and a strong commitment to family-centered care, both new
and experienced nurses gain something meaningful while working at ETCH.