Nursing: Inspired by our past to create our future.
Since our beginnings as the Dallas Baby Camp in 1913, nurses at Children's Health℠ have been committed to delivering world-class patient care.
Across our system, nurses inspire their colleagues and motivate their teams to continue achieving exemplary outcomes. By modeling actions that are consistent with the mission and vision of Children’s Health, our nurse leaders guide and empower clinical decision-making across the organization by aligning all initiatives with the strategy and priorities of our organization.
Nurses at Children’s Health promote a life-long learning culture through academic progression, professional development and engagement in the professional nursing community. We have a highly engaged team of nurses across the system who participate in shared decision-making to influence evidence-based practice, drive quality improvement and promote collaboration through interprofessional teamwork. Through strong partnerships with our patient families, our nurses serve as advocates of the mission of making life better for children.
Conceptualized from the Synergy Model developed by the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN), our Professional Practice Model (PPM) guides professional nursing practice. Fueled by nursing accountability, authority and autonomy, we cultivate a healthy work environment and match the needs of our patient families with nurse characteristics to deliver the ideal patient family experience. Nurses at Children’s Health consistently demonstrate their commitment to professional nursing excellence by focusing on outstanding nurse-sensitive indicators, ongoing growth and development and a healthy, resilient workforce.
Exemplary Professional Practice
Our nurses explore the best evidence-based practices and nurse science to embed into nursing practice, with the goal of achieving the highest quality and the best safety outcomes. Nurses also create innovative approaches, based on a culture of clinical inquiry, to achieve health equity and improve the quality of life of the children and families they serve.
New Knowledge, Innovations and Improvements
Children’s Health has achieved Magnet Designation from the American Nurses Credentialing Center, the gold standard for high quality nursing care. The prestigious designation was first achieved in 2009, redesignation in 2013, 2018 and now Children’s Health is striving for our Fourth Designation.