The Nursing Vision at Children’s is to be premier providers of pediatric nursing care and experts in the art and science of healing and caring, in partnership with families. Our values are Excellence, Innovation, Stewardship and Integrity.

Nursing Philosophy
Children and their families are our partners in their care. We serve as experts in the art and science of healing and caring. We are committed to providing the safest care possible and an extraordinary experience that respects the uniqueness of each child and family. We believe open and direct communication with other disciplines is the ideal way to achieve exceptional, holistic and compassionate care for those we serve.

Professional Practice Model
At Children’s, the Professional Practice Model defines the collaborative relationship between professional nurses and the organization. It supports professional development and improves practice standards and care delivery through shared decision-making. Children’s follows guidelines outlined in the Minnesota Nurse Practice Act.

Shared Decision-Making
Shared decision-making is a dynamic and collaborative interaction among nurses. At Children’s, clinical knowledge and expertise is used to develop, direct, and sustain nursing practice. It is a structure that places the responsibility, autonomy, and accountability for nursing practice with the professional nurse.

Shared decision-making includes nursing councils at the system and unit level. Functions addressed at all levels include operations, professional development, clinical practice, informatics, and research. At the system level, operations and oversight is addressed by the Nursing Integration Board.