Kettering Health Network (ketteringhealth.org)
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Nursing Philosophy

WE, the nurses of Kettering Health Network, provide excellence in professional nursing practice as we incorporate our core values and strive to optimize patient outcomes.

Trustworthy: Our commitment to work with integrity to promote excellent outcomes of patients entrusted to our nursing care.
Innovative: Our commitment to develop and apply effective interventions to meet our patients' needs.
Caring: Our commitment to give of ourselves with compassion, kindness and respect to all, through God's love.
Competent: Our commitment to continually enhance our knowledge and skills, and utilize technology to provide nursing practice that is efficient, caring and effective.
Collaborative: Our commitment to collaborate, with the interdisciplinary team, to improve the quality of life of the people in the communities we serve.

WE  advocate for patients along the continuum of their lives.
WE  provide professional, holistic nursing care in a safe environment to improve the quality of life of all persons in our care.
WE  promote continuity of care for the whole person using the nursing process in a collaborative interdisciplinary approach.
WE  value and respect the spiritual and cultural diversities of all persons.
WE  support and protect patients' moral, legal and ethical rights to privacy and confidentiality as recipients of our individualized professional nursing care.
WE  respect and believe in the rights of patients, regardless of age, to be both informed and active participants in healthcare decisions.
WE  promote our current and future personal and professional growth and development through our shared experiences, education, research and mentorship.
WE  regard continuing competence as a hallmark of professionalism and a means by which we, as members of the nursing profession, can be held accountable to society.
WE  foster innovation in the ever-changing healthcare environment in an effort to ensure quality patient care.
WE  support a professional practice model that incorporates a shared governance structure.
WE  believe that professional nurses are accountable for their practice Nursing care is planned, implemented and evaluated by a RN in collaboration with physicians and other members of the multidisciplinary team.
WE  promote collaboration between nursing leadership and bedside nurses on issues related to professional nursing practice.