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Nursing Practice Environment

At Stormont Vail, we strive to provide care to patients in a compassionate, professional way. Caregivers, staff and administration work together to achieve this goal. Each nurse wants to provide the best possible care to patients, and Stormont Vail nurses – as Magnet nurses - go a step further to ensure that each patient is treated with sincerity and thoughtfulness.

The structure of the delivery model places all members of the care team in direct contact with the patient, collaborating with one another to provide exemplary patient- and family-centered care. The registered nurse is the leader of the direct care team, which includes licensed practical nurses and patient care technicians.

Nursing Model of Care

At Stormont Vail, our professional nurses are responsible for achieving and maintaining a current level of competency in nursing practice and are accountable for actions and judgments. Our nursing practice is guided by Dr. Jean Watson’s Human Caring Theory evidenced through our patient-centered care.

Nursing theory is the knowledge that is used to support nursing practice. Nursing modelsare constructed of theories and concepts that are used to help nurses assess, plan and implement patient care by providing a framework within which to work.

Introduced in 1979 by Dr. Jean Watson, a distinguished professor at the University of Colorado, the Human Caring Theory evolved from her search for the relationship between human caring and nursing. Dr. Watson identified 10 carative factors, referred to as the “core of nursing.” These factors later evolved into what is today the Human Caring Theory. Watson calls the new factors “Clinical Caritas Processes,” which have a spiritual dimension of love and caring. Nursing theory strengthens our practice by providing structure and a common language. The Human Caring Theory allows us to voice our beliefs, values and the essence of why we became nurses. 

Join Our Team

If you are interested in professional nursing and working with doctors, staff and other nurses in a collaborative setting consider a career with Stormont Vail. Search our open positions at or contact our Recruitment office at (785) 354-5636.