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Nursing Careers

St. Francis Hospital was the first hospital in Nassau County to receive the coveted Magnet Award for excellence in nursing care, an honor we've received three times. 



Our philosophy of Nursing stems from a commitment to excellence in patient care based upon the principles of Christian Charity, nursing theory, and scientific knowledge. The Professional Nurse is dedicated to total patient care, assessing and meeting the needs of the individual patient in ways that are appropriate to the person and his or her situation. The nurse strives to restore the individual to his or her optimal level of function and well-being, to promote good health practices, to identify potential problems, and to prevent further illness. This commitment is also concerned with respecting the terminally ill patient's right to die with dignity.

Nursing at St. Francis is always patient centered. Patient independence is fostered with both the patient and family actively participating in the planning and administration of care. Nursing is an ongoing process of vital importance in the continuum of care, which reaches beyond the hospital in restoring the patient to the community.


As a member of the health care team, the Professional Nurse unifies and coordinates inter-departmental patient services and functions as a role model to this team in the practice of Nursing diagnosis and intervention. The Nurse keeps abreast of new trends and concepts within the profession through continuing education and is expected to innovate, initiate and effect change.



Registered Nurses at St. Francis Hospital

The Registered Nurses at St. Francis Hospital set the standards for excellence with collaborative, patient-centered care practice models, and evidence-based nursing practice across a wide range of clinical practice areas. Nurses at all levels are invited to participate in a variety of interdisciplinary committees that focus on patient safety, patient satisfaction and excellence in patient care. Clinical Nurses participate in Shared Governance.