Professional Nursing

NCH means Nurses Care Here

Welcome to the NCH Professional Nursing Website! This site highlights the initiatives and amazing programs that our nurses have helped designed to sustain a positive healthcare work environment that cares about nurses. Continue reading to learn more about how NCH supports our nurses’ career success and why our patients say…."NCH means Nurses Care Here"

Nursing Mission, Vision and Promise


Our mission is to provide compassionate, safe, quality care, embracing the unique needs of patients and their families in our community.


Our vision is to be the preferred destination for nursing services, while providing compassionate, quality care to our patients.

Promise: The NCH Nursing Promise is:

We care about our Patients—by considering the unique needs of our patients and their families when making nursing care decisions.

We care about our Team—by promoting collaboration and communication in a respectful environment focused on the needs of our patients.

We care about our Hospital—by supporting the organization’s mission “helping everyone live a longer, happier, and healthier life.”

We care about our Community—by serving the people of Southwest Florida and those who depend upon us for care and healing.

We care about our Profession—by contributing to nursing excellence through the use of education, research and evidence based practice.

New to Practice - Nurse Residency Program

In alignment with the Institute of Medicine Future of Nursing Report, the Nurse Residency Program supports the assimilation of new to practice nurses into the workforce. Our program is designed to develop a new graduate nurse’s:

  • Clinical and critical thinking skills
  • Delegation and communication skills
  • Assessment and management of patients
Professional Development
  • Preceptor Program
  • Nurse Manager Academy
  • Charge Nurse Academy
  • Internship Program
  • Fellowship Program
  • 100% reimbursement for certification exam fees
  • 100% paid onsite review courses
  • 100% reimbursements for certificate renewal
  • ANCC success pays members may test twice at no cost
  • Tuition reimbursement paid at 100% state rate after one year of employment
  • Scholarships
EXCEL Clinical Ladder Program
  • 4 Professional nursing levels
  • Focus on professional growth and development
  • Level 2, 3, and 4 are bonus eligible
  • CARING Award
  • DAISY Award
  • Annual Nursing Excellence Awards
  • Annual Professional Certification Celebration
Technology in Nursing
  • Smart Rooms
  • iPhones-text alerts

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NCH Nursing Careers

Address: 350 7th Street North, Naples FL 34102
(239) 624-4500
Monday - Friday 8:00am to 5:00pm
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Nurses Week 2019 Honorees

2017 Nurses Week Video


daisy-award-logoWant to show your appreciation for an extraordinary nurse? Nominate them for the DAISY Award!

To submit a nomination click on a form below

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Click here to submit a DAISY Nurse Leader Award Nomination


CARING Award Logo Click HereWant to show your appreciation for an extraordinary technician or technologist? Nominate them for the CARING Award! 

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Professional Practice Model

The Professional Practice Model (PPM) at NCH is a framework that reflects NCH nurses’ values and beliefs of professional nursing practice and describes elements that guide nursing in delivering optimal patient outcomes. The PPM is patient and family-centered and elements that guide nursing practice are described as collaboration, quality and safety, innovation, shared decision-making, teamwork, and professional development.

Shared Decision Making

The purpose of Shared Governance at NCH Healthcare System is to create an innovative process which empowers nurses at all levels to contribute collaboratively to ownership of nursing practice, standards, and quality of care and to effectively respond to change. It is founded on the cornerstone principles of equity, teamwork, accountability, and autonomy. All nurses have the professional obligation to participate in developing the future of nursing at NCH Healthcare System.

Nursing Annual Reports