Nursing at UF Health Jacksonville

Welcome from Chief Nursing Officer Patrice Jones, DNP, RN, NE-BC

If you are an experienced registered nurse who is interested in joining a dynamic team where high performance and excellence in patient care are recognized and rewarded, please contact our nurse recruiter for immediate consideration at 800-889-8920.

As CNO, I am delighted that you are visiting the UF Health Jacksonville website, and I can hardly wait to tell you about my organization and the nurses who work here. Our Nursing Professional Practice Framework guides our practice and has evolved into an adapted version of the Relationship-Based Care (RBC) Model (Koloroutis et al., 2008).

We believe exceptional nursing practice and healing relationships occur within a culture of safety and caring. This belief aligns with our Nursing Mission, Vision, and Values:

Mission Statement

Nursing at UF Health Jacksonville collaborates to provide safe, compassionate, and innovative care to patients and families in the diverse communities we have the privilege to serve. We make a difference!


Nursing at UF Health Jacksonville will be a nationally recognized leader of innovation in patient care by exceeding benchmarks for the patient and family experience, quality outcomes, and nursing satisfaction.

Values and Beliefs

Nursing at UF Health Jacksonville is committed to the following values:

  • Integrity – Doing the right thing even when no one is looking
  • Respect – Providing dignity through open-minded, non-judgmental professional care
  • Caring – Showing compassion and empathy to those we serve
  • Positive attitude - Seeing the good and speaking the positive
  • Accountability – Holding ourselves and others to a high level of excellence

Healthy interpersonal relationships, through Relationship-Based Care, provides a healing environment and guides our patient and family centered approach to nursing practice.

The framework centers on three crucial relationships:

  • The relationship with our patients, their families, and the communities in which we live
  • The relationship with colleagues
  • The relationship with self

The framework is supported and operationalized by ensuring a commitment to the six core dimensions:

  • Leadership
  • Teamwork
  • Professional practice
  • Care delivery
  • Resources
  • Outcomes

Thank you for visiting this site and if you would like to chat with me personally, just give me a call at 904-244-6166 and mention this welcome address. I will call you back.


Patrice Jones, DNP, RN, NE-BC
Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer
UF Health Jacksonville

ANCC Magnet Recognition Nursing Annual Report 2018

Nursing Annual Report 2017