Sentara's nursing staff prides itself on improving health care for patients every day through nursing excellence.
That philosophy includes Sentara's nursing vision
to create an environment of health and healing for patients. Nurses also are trained with a foundation that emphasizes Sentara's culture of safety and accountability.
Sentara nurses follow Dorothea Orem's Self-Care Theory of Nursing to:
create a caring, compassionate relationship with the patient and family.
collaborate with the health care team to use evidence-based practice in providing care.
assess, manage, coordinate and evaluate the care and education of the patient and family along the health care continuum.