Nursing Mission, Vision and Values


To promote the health and well-being in our community through compassionate nursing care and innovation.


We the nurses, as an integral member of the healthcare team, believe in the empowerment of self and others to maintain optimum health. We strive to achieve healthcare excellence by fostering collaborative relationships centering on the patient and family.


Nursing Excellence

Professional Practice Model

Professional Practice Model

The professional practice model (PPM) of nursing is a schematic description that clearly articulates how nursing is practiced in that respective health system. The PPM demonstrates the manner in which nurses coordinate and provide patient-centered care, achieve best patient outcomes, and the manner in which nurses develop and perform professionally within their organization.

The SBMC Nursing PPM was developed based on input and feedback from staff nurses and nursing leaders at all levels. In May and June of 2016, a group of 14 nurses came together for two 2 hour retreats and discussed how we can use the guiding principles of our nursing theorist, Joanne Duffy and incorporate into our PPM.

Our patients and families are at the center of this model and are surrounded by four Puzzle Pieces that form the components that support our nursing practice. The components were constructed from the common themes identified by team at these 2 retreats. They are: Culturally Competent Interprofessional Care, Shared Decision Making, Collaborative Partnerships, and Evidence Based Practice and Innovation. Community and Global Health are at the top outer perimeter of the triangle signifying our awareness of the changing health care environment around us. Our organizational mission, ‘cchess’, is listed at the base of the triangle as it foundation of every interdisciplinary team member at SBMC. Our Nursing Values are listed in the outer blue circle in the acronym of CARING.