The Nursing Division’s mission speaks of their commitment to exceptional, compassionate, evidence-based nursing care across the age continuum. As patient advocates, they are dedicated to ensuring that each patient in our C.A.R.E.S. is treated with respect and dignity. They lead by providing hope, strength, encouragement and healing to each individual they touch.

Their Nursing Division’s vision is apparent at University Medical Center, where the profession of nursing is recognized and respected for its leadership in the provision of evidence-based care, shared governance, the development of research, and the ability to enhance the health of the community with culturally appropriate care.

Shared governance at UMC provides form to a culturally sensitive and empowering framework, enabling sustainable and accountability-based decisions to support excellent patient care. The UMC culture supports the autonomy of nurses and a high degree of decision-making authority in practice, informatics, and equipment selection. Frontline nurses are involved in virtually everything they do. The council members and their activity are the backbone of shared governance and play a vital role in the advancement of evidenced-based care on the UMC campus.

Throughout the organization, nurses at UMC are recognized and respected for their contributions. UMC provides support for professional development in the areas of Professional Clinical Program, National Certifications, higher education, preceptor training, and the D.A.I.S.Y. Award and Star Award. The American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) designated UMC with Pathway to Excellence status.