The core mission of NorthShore University HealthSystem (NorthShore) is to preserve and improve human life.  This mission will be achieved through the provision of superior clinical care, academic excellence, and innovative research. Our vision is to be recognized nationally and locally for our commitment to providing the very best quality of care. Nursing is an art and a science dedicated to improving the physical, spiritual, and psychological well-being of our patients and their families. We are committed to the following Nursing Core Values:

  • Compassion
  • Excellence
  • Collaboration
  • Innovation

Nursing Goals and Strategies

To utilize Evidence Based/Best Practice to ensure the consistent delivery of quality nursing care.

To develop the best possible partnerships with our patients/families, physicians, colleagues, and co-workers.  Our strategy for achieving these goals is based on relationships that support quality outcomes for all stakeholders.

To establish the use of technology as an integral part of nursing practice at NorthShore.

To create an environment where all staff will demonstrate and model the desired service value behaviors: exceptional customer service, supportive workplace interactions and professional work ethic.

To offer continuing educational development to advance the practice of nursing and to ensure nurses have the necessary competencies and skills related to research, technology and clinical practice.

To foster and sustain evidence-based nursing practice by providing adequate resources for the conduct, dissemination and utilization of nursing research. To develop selected areas of interdisciplinary research that is strategically aligned with departmental and institutional goals.