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 nurseing 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 Nurse: Harris Health Nursing Benefits Infographics (2022).
Harris Health has a fabulous leadership team: Executive Nursing Leadership Team.
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. Learn more.
The NPPM consists of three domains:
1. Knowledge Structure2. Professional Environment3. Care Delivery System
Click 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. Learn more.
Harris Health employees have the opportunity to apply for nursing school scholarships through the Reach for the Stars Nursing Scholarship Program! Learn more.