caring for our nurses: moving nursing forward

Bon Secours Richmond Nursing Council – Vision 2010

Bon Secours Richmond Nursing will be excellent in holistic nursing practice through the provision of a culturally sensitive, caring relationship that facilitates health and healing, the advancement of scientific nursing knowledge, and the development of a supportive work environment.


  • Honoring nursing history: our past, present and future
  • Celebrating nursing knowledge: theory to practice
  • Exhibiting nursing excellence: achieving evidence-based outcomes


  • Promoting the value and importance of nursing
  • Supporting and encouraging interdisciplinary communication
  • Serving as a voice for nursing in Bon Secours Richmond leadership


  • Valuing the patient centered continuum of care with seamless care delivery
  • Recognizing and rewarding achievement in nursing practice
  • Representing all nurses at the bedside, in the community, in the office, in the classroom

Membership on the BSR Nursing Council is inclusive of all levels from all facilities where nursing is practiced

  • Nursing Leaders (i.e., nurse manager/director)
  • Staff Nurses
  • Magnet Coordinators
  • CNE's
  • School of Nursing Dean

Jean Watson's Theory of Human Caring provides the theoretical framework for all of nursing within Bon Secours Richmond. Learn more about the Theory of Human Caring by visiting Jean Watson's website:

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