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Nursing Services

The mission of Nursing at Harris Health System is to "optimize health and provide healing services to our patients and community through safe quality care delivery, coordination of care, and education." This is performed while honoring the legacy and healing ministry of our nurses who have served Houston’s most vulnerable patients. Harris Health Nursing has a rich past, dynamic present and promising future.

Nursing’s Strategic Plan provides vision for advancing nursing practice based on its goals. One of the goals is to develop a collaborative, learning nursing organization. Harris Health nurses enjoy the benefits and support of working with colleagues and leaders within an environment that values team learning, personal mastery, mental modeling, shared vision and the ability to approach work within a systems thinking framework.

We are proud of the work achieved by our nursing staff that is described in our annual nursing report!  The list below links to the Nursing Annual Reports.

Check out the benefits of being a Harris Health NurseHarris Health Nursing Benefits Infographics ​(2022).

​Harris Health has a fabulous leadership team: Executive Nursing Leadership Team.

Nursing Excellence
Harris Health Nurses are passionate about patient care and want to excel as nurse clinical leaders at the bedside. An integral part of Harris Health’s Journey to Nursing Excellence is a commitment to the system’s goal of becoming a national model for patient-centered care. With  programs, such as the Nursing Clinical Advancement Program and Communities of Practice, Harris Health Nursing is “Lighting the Way” to Nursing Excellence.

Both LBJ and Ben Taub Hospitals earned the ANCC Magnet Designation in 2020. Learn more.

Nursing Professional Practice Model
Harris Health's Nursing Professional Practice Model (NPPM) is a framework for evidence-based, patient-centered nursing practices that place the patient in the best position to heal.

The NPPM consists of three domains:

1. Knowledge Structure
2. Professional Environment
3. Care Delivery System

Click here for the NPPM Brochure.

Nursing Career Opportunities
Nurses at Harris Health tend to remain loyal long-term employees. Because of this, Harris Health’s turnover and vacancy rates have been one of the lowest in the Texas Medical Center.

In addition to compensation and benefits, Harris Health attracts nurses who are interested in having a higher degree of control over their professional practice environment. Learn more.

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Harris Health employees have the opportunity to apply for nursing school scholarships through the Reach for the Stars Nursing Scholarship Program!  Learn more.​