Nursing Vision, Mission & Philosophy

Nursing Vision

As leaders in practice and partners in patient focused care, nurses at Lahey Hospital & Medical Center are recognized for their expertise and compassion in providing care to patients, families and the communities we serve. We strive for safety, excellence and quality patient outcomes by engaging in evidence based research, innovation and system improvements that support our professional practice environment.

Nursing Mission

In keeping with the philosophy and values of Lahey Hospital & Medical Center, our mission focuses on the unique needs of each patient and family. We are committed to providing superior patient care through a team-based approach, teaching tomorrow's healthcare leaders and advancing nursing using evidence based knowledge and innovative research. 

Philosophy of Nursing

At Lahey Hospital & Medical Center, Nursing is an integral part of the organizational operation.

  • We believe that the profession of Nursing is both an art and science responding to the human condition.
  • The Lahey Hospital & Medical Center Model for Nursing supports the concept of patient-focused care recognizing that each individual is a unique person with varying health care requirements throughout life
  • The Department of Nursing is committed to facilitating the progression of the patient through our healthcare system practicing a multi-disciplinary approach
  • Swanson's Middle Range Theory of Caring and Benner's Novice-to-Expert skills acquisition model serve as the theoretical framework for Lahey Hospital & Medical Center's Nursing's Professional Practice Model.
  • Our Professional Practice Model supports our commitment to providing the highest quality of care to patients and families by cultivating a caring, healing, protective environment, achieved and maintained through our Nursing Governance Structure.
  • As the foundation for this commitment to patient care and professional practice, Lahey Hospital & Medical Center nurses follow:
    • The Lahey Hospital & Medical Center Guiding Principles
    • The Massachusetts Nurse Practice Act
    • ANA Nurses Code of Ethics
    • Scope and Standards of Nursing Practice and for Nurse Administrators Ambulatory Care Nursing Administration and Practice Standards
    • Nursing Social Policy Statement
    • ANA Bill of Rights for Registered Nurses
    • ANA Principles of Delegation
    • ANA Principles of Documentation
    • ANA Principles of Staffing