It’s a great time to be a nurse at UT Southwestern Medical Center! As a hospital on the Magnet Journey, we have a passion for excellent patient care. Our collaborative environment and partnership with the medical staff allows us to focus on personal and professional development.
Our nurses are part of a health care team that creates a healing environment through the latest technologies, skills, knowledge, and caring. Our model for nursing practice is Relationship-Based Care, which parallels the hospital’s mission, vision, and values. It’s also the essence of how we partner with our patients and support each other.
At UT Southwestern, our nurses have a strong voice. Our Nursing Shared Governance Councils enable feedback through Unit-Based Councils in each department. Employee-driven initiatives and activities support retention, and nurses are able to use their creativity to build a vibrant sense of community within our hospital.
Lifelong learning and education is vital to nursing. We offer a variety of nursing support programs and ongoing learning to support a professional nursing career. Our professional bonus acknowledges the importance of advanced training for practice, which ultimately improves patient care.
Multiple opportunities exist for nurses to participate in both formal or informal mentoring and preceptorship programs. Whether you’re a newly trained nurse or an experienced one, you’ll find enriching and rewarding options at our hospital.
I’m proud to be part of a nursing culture that empowers nurses to strive for excellence! I encourage you to discover a rich and rewarding nursing career at UT Southwestern.
Donna Richardson, M.S.N., D.N.P.(c), R.N., NEA-BC
Chief Nursing Officer, Associate Vice President