Northwestern Medicine is a family of great people dedicated to the art and science of nursing. It's a place where patients come first, and you'll find the very best nurses who blend research, knowledge and technology with individualized, compassionate care.
Our excellence in nursing practice, exemplary quality outcomes, and an environment that fosters shared leadership and decision making are the components that make Northwestern Medicine a Magnet®* organization for Nursing.
Nursing Excellence at Northwestern Medicine
At Northwestern Medicine, nursing care is centered on patients, grounded in evidence-based care practices and dedicated to achieving the best outcomes. The philosophy of the nursing team supports the mission of Northwestern Medicine and its core values of integrity, compassion, accountability, respect and excellence.
Caring and connecting with patients
Recognizing that the patient-nurse relationship is the foundation of quality patient care, Northwestern Medicine practices patient-centered care. Nurses seek to make a true emotional connection with patients and focus on meeting their physical, emotional, mental and spiritual needs.
Supporting excellence in nursing practice
Northwestern Medicine offers the culture, technology, training and support that nurses need to excel and make a difference in lives every day. As an example, nurses have access to state-of-the-art simulation training centers where they can practice clinical skills, decision making, critical thinking and communication.
Leading the way: today and tomorrow
Northwestern Medicine empowers nurses to be their best and encourages them to find creative, new ways to streamline processes and improve care.
- Collaboration and teamwork
- Evidence-based practice, continuous improvement and strategic planning
- Nursing research
- Nursing leadership
- Professional education
- Shared Decision Making (SDM)