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Our approach to nursing


Our Nursing Practice is guided by

  • New York State Board of Nursing Scope of Practice
  • American Nurses Association Social Policy Statement
  • American Nurses Association Code of Ethics
  • American Nurses Association Scope and Standards of Practice

American Nurses Association Social Nursing Policy Statement

The practice of nursing, indispensable to healthcare and the well-being of society, is the “protection, promotion, and optimization of health and abilities; prevention of illness and injury; alleviation of suffering through the diagnosis and treatment of human responses; and advocacy in health care for individuals, families, communities, and populations.” (American Nurses Association, 2010 p. 3)

American Nurses Association Code of Ethics

Ethics is an integral foundation of nursing. Nursing’s distinguished history of concern for the welfare of the sick, injured, and vulnerable and for social justice, encompasses the prevention of illness, the alleviation of suffering, and the protection, promotion, and restoration of health in the care of individuals, families, groups and communities. (ANA Code of Ethics, 2010)


Maimonides Framework for Nursing Practice

The 5 Ps

  1. Presence defines the elements and quality of the nurse-patient relationship and how we enter and sustain relationships with our patients and their families.
  2. Pursuit of knowledge reflects belief in the importance of education and scholarship.
  3. Passion describes the way we approach our work as healthcare providers.
  4. Pride is an important characteristic of teams and groups that achieve great outcomes and it also reflects recognition and personal advancement.
  5. Partnership underscores the primary importance of the competency to work effectively and collaboratively with others.