Department of Nursing Philosophy

Our professional practice is promoted and demonstrated through advocacy, collaboration, autonomy and accountability.  We believe that education is a life-long, individualized process that enhances the identification, evaluation and validation of quality outcomes.  Our ethical nursing practice has its basis in the recognition of diversity, beneficence, and the sanctity of life and death.

We believe patients are an integral part of the healthcare team and will be provided information to enhance their knowledge.

Patient care needs are best provided in a safe, trusting and caring environment.  Registered professional nurses are the health care provider best qualified by training and licensure to oversee continuity of care.

Department of Nursing Vision

F.F. Thompson Hospital will be the leader in the practice of professional nursing in the Finger Lakes Region.