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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