Exceptional nurses

Medical City Plano is dedicated to attracting and supporting the growth and development of the best and brightest nurses the nursing profession has to offer. Through these exceptional nurses are patients and their families will receive exceptional care provided with compassion.

If you’re thinking about applying, you’ll be interested to know that Medical City Plano was the first hospital in Collin County to be recognized as a Magnet hospital by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) for excellence in nursing care and is also part of an elite group to achieve this designation three times. We believe that speaks volumes as to the unique environment that Medical City has fostered for nurses to grow, learn, hone leadership skills and do what they do best—provide exceptional patient care.

Medical City Plano nurses are empowered

Whether you’re driven to research, expanding your education, evidence-based practice or serving on leadership committees Medical City Plano’s nurses are challenged with opportunities and respected for what they bring to their roles:

  • Each member of nursing services has an individual responsibility to pursue professional growth and development in order to maintain and advance knowledge, skills and competency for exemplary professional practice. We accomplish by supporting the RN to BSN progression, achievement of advanced degrees and national professional certification.
  • Nurses are encouraged to innovate. Medical City Healthcare offers a Center for Clinical Advancement where nurses have specially designed space to innovate. In addition, nurses are encouraged every day to contribute to developing new processes and ways of enhancing their work environment, improving patient safety and the patient experience and collaborating on interdisciplinary teams.
  • The facility is committed to supporting our academic partners and advancing the profession by providing multiple clinical educational experiences for nursing and allied health students and by collaborating with instructors to impact curriculum development and graduate quality.
  • Each member of nursing services has an individual responsibility to promote and enhance the patient experience with respect to our customers. A commitment to an exceptional patient experience is integrated into our Excellence ALWAYS culture.
  • Nursing care is guided by evidence-based practices and research.
  • Nursing will take the leadership role in responding to global issues in nursing and the changing healthcare marketplace in meeting the needs of our customers.
  • We are committed to supporting advocacy in the profession and support professional involvement in professional organizations.
  • We are committed to collaborating with others and sharing our expertise.
  • We have the responsibility to maintain high ethical standards and to promote the image of the professional nurse.
  • We are committed to the ongoing growth and development of every nurse.

Reward and recognition

The Great 100 Nurses

Medical City Plano values recognition for our exceptional nurses. Our Nurses are a part of the International DAISY Award Program that honors exceptional nurses. Many of our nurses have also joined the elite group of Dallas Fort Worth Great 100 Nurses, sponsored by the Texas Nurses Association and the North Texas Organization of Nursing Leadership. D Magazine has honored our nurses with Excellence in Nursing Award winners as well as Healthcare Hero Award winners. These are just a few of the ways our nurses have been recognized. Annually, the hospital hosts its own Nursing Excellence Awards.

Nursing Services annual report

Medical City Plano proudly releases an annual report that highlights the excellent care and compassion that our teams provide. With this annual report, we celebrate nursing at Medical City by reflecting on our accomplishments this past year and by continuing on our Magnet® journey. Additionally, we have the opportunity to rejoice in our commitment to making a difference in the lives of those we serve.

Nursing Services Professional Practice Model

A Professional Practice Model (PPM) for nursing can be defined as a framework that symbolizes the driving force for nursing care. According to the American Nurses Credentialing Center, the schematic or picture that represents an organization’s PPM should depict how nurses collaborate, communicate, practice, and develop professionally to provide the highest standard of care for our patients. Typically, Professional Practice Models center around a theoretic framework that is evidence based.

Our nursing theoretical framework is the Caring Theory by Jean Watson. Watson’s theory emphasizes that nurses provide caring to patients through intentionality and authentic presence, optimizing the patient’s ability to heal from within. Caring attitudes regenerate life energies and potentiates capabilities. Caring effects not only the patient, but also the nurse and other members of the healthcare team. Dr. Watson theorizes that we must care for ourselves before we are able to care for others, making caring a mutually beneficial relationship.

Nursing Professional Practice Model. The pathway for human caring. Teamwork - Community - Person-centered care - Evidence-based care. Above all else, we are committed to the care and improvement of human life.