Nursing at UF Health Jacksonville

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

View employment opportunities by visiting our careers site. Search for openings at UF Health Jacksonville and UF Health North under the Nursing job family. Reach our recruiters directly by calling 904-244-9690.

As the chief nursing officer, I am delighted that you are visiting our website and considering working with us at UF Health Jacksonville. We are always looking to add more dedicated staff to our diverse units. Our nurses are the backbone of this organization and we could not accomplish our many goals without a strong team.

We take our Magnet recognition seriously and always strive to provide the highest quality of care to all patients. Our Nursing Professional Practice Framework guides our practice and has evolved into an adapted version of the Relationship-Based Care Model (Koloroutis et al., 2008). In addition to the experience you’ll gain working as part of our dynamic team, you’ll have access to great benefits and professional development opportunities.

If you would like to chat with me personally regarding employment opportunities, 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

Our Mission, Vision and Values

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

  • 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
ANCC Magnet Recognition Nursing Annual Report 2022

Nursing Annual Report 2021

Nursing Annual Report 2020