Nursing Mission Statement
The Children’s National Nursing mission is to provide nursing care that creates improved health for the children of the world and their families through the provision of excellent nursing care. We advance these efforts through CARE: Care, Advocacy, Research and Education in partnership with patients, families, colleagues, and the community at large.
Nursing Vision Statement
The Children’s National Nursing vision is to be the leading national and international pediatric hospital of choice and to provide innovative solutions to pediatric care and patient safety within a fiscally accountable environment. Children and their families participate in creating a healthy environment from birth to adulthood in a setting of collaborative patient and family-centered care. Children’s National Health System is considered the premiere destination for evidence-based pediatric nursing practice in an environment of shared nursing leadership and collaboration across the continuum.
Professional Practice Model
The Professional Practice Model (PPM) was developed to provide a comprehensive and visionary approach to nursing practice at Children’s National. The model reflects the organizational commitment to patient and family centered care and demonstrates collegial partnerships as valued components of practice. As depicted in the graphic representation of the model, the core domain of practice is patient and family-centered care, supported by evidence based nursing, professional development, shared nursing leadership, and partners in care. The model is embedded within the larger health system environment and the nursing and organization’s strategic pillars.