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Nursing at St. Michael's

Ella FerrisA Message from Ella Ferris, EVP, Programs, Chief Nursing Executive and Chief Health Disciplines Executive

Nurses who work at St. Michael's are passionate about promoting excellence in patient care, research and education. St. Michael's has a rich tradition of mission and core values that contribute to a high standard of professional practice with the ultimate goal of enhancing nursing care to ensure the delivery of safe, quality care for all.

The landscape of health care is constantly and rapidly changing, and yet the nursing profession continues to lead and excel in the delivery of cutting-edge, evidence-based care. St. Michael’s Hospital is proud to be designated a Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario (RNAO) Best Practice Spotlight Organization (BPSO). We are dedicated to actively engaging nurses in all roles to sustain and expand the implementation and evaluation of RNAO Best Practice Guidelines (BPGs) as we build capacity for nurses to continue to deliver knowledgeable care each and every day.

The important role that nurses play in advancing the hospital’s quality agenda is evident through their involvement in many quality improvement initiatives as we focus on the patient experience in all aspects of care including transitions in care.  Nurses are also committed to creating a healthy work environment which enables quality patient care.

We strive for excellence in nursing research and innovation. We encourage our nurses to ask questions, think critically about patient care and examine existing practices. We create opportunities for nurses to formulate questions at the point of care, to find answers through scholarly inquiry, and to translate this knowledge into practice at the point of care. This allows us to achieve our goal of advancing excellence in quality patient care and the establishment of healthy work environments.

As knowledgeable professionals, nurses at St. Michael’s have embraced advancing the redesign of clinical processes and are open to emerging transformative possibilities in healthcare through the use of technology.

Nurses at St. Michael’s are vital members of the health care team. Guided by the vision of St. Michael's Professional Practice Strategic Plan, Living Interprofessional Excellence, interprofessional practice is now the hallmark of St. Michael’s care. Nursing practice is enhanced by this team approach, and our patients and their families benefit from better coordination, communication and collaboration across health professions and health sectors.

If you are a nurse at St. Michael's, I wish to thank and acknowledge you for your dedication and contribution to excellence in nursing practice, education and research. You are a valued member of the hospital community.

If you are seeking employment as a registered nurse, I invite you to learn more about St. Michael's and the many potential opportunities for growth and learning in your chosen profession.  If you commit to St. Michael’s we will invest in you and your career.