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.
Harris Health Leadership Team
Nursing Annual Report 2019-2020Nursing Annual Report 2018Nursing Annual Report 2017
Nursing ExcellenceHarris 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.
The NPPM consists of three domains:
1. Knowledge Structure2.
Care Delivery System
here for the NPPM Brochure.
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.