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Nursing

Nursing at St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center


Nursing at St. Josephs

Nursing at St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center

At St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center our nurses are part of a vital interdisciplinary team that consist of respiratory therapists, pharmacists, educators, social workers, chaplains, therapists and doctors. Our nursing practice is guided by our nursing vision “today and every day, we will work together with Humankindness for all to advance the science and art of nursing”.

The St. Joseph's nursing staff are encouraged to expand their skills and knowledge through certification in their area of specialization. 


Expertise & Ranking

At St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center, we understand that nursing education doesn't stop with licensure.  We advance our healing ministry by helping our nurses engage in education that supports all aspects of professional development, which ultimately translates to better patient care for our community.  St. Joseph’s is accredited through the American Nurses Credentialing Center, meaning, our nurses have access to learning and skill development activities that are trustworthy and are based on best practices and high-quality evidence.  In addition, our education department operates a fully accredited Simulation in Healthcare center.  This center provides simulated real life patient care scenarios, utilizing actors to help our nurses practice skills they learn in a high realism setting.  We know that the continued professional development of nurses is the backbone of any successful organization and we are proud to support our nurses' growth and development. 

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St. Joseph’s is proud to offer a nurse residency program for our new graduate nurses.  This program is committed to our new nurses and goes beyond the initial clinical orientation period.  It aids in a seamless transition from school to practice and allows nurses to focus on their own professional development.  Utilizing a set of evidence-based standards from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), in 2021 St. Joseph’s was able to support 90 externs (pre-licensed) and 210 newly licensed nurses.  During their first year of their nursing career the focus is on competencies related to patient centered care, leadership, clinical judgment, time management, prioritization, safety, scope of practice, quality improvement, evidence based practice, ethics, professionalism, teamwork and communication. Nurses that complete this one year program are better prepared to promote effective clinical decision-making, which in turn, positively impacts patient safety and quality outcomes.   At St. Joseph’s we know that new graduate nurses are the future of healthcare.  It is an honor to support our next generation as they begin their career. 

Research at St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center

Promoting a culture of inquiry and innovation is part of our foundation, and supports our ministry of serving the community. St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center is part of the Dignity Health Research Institute. To find out more, visit our Dignity Health Research Institute.

Explore more nursing opportunities

Our nurses' compassionate care extends to St. Joseph’s Hospital additional campuses: St. Joseph’s Hospital at Westgate, Cancer Institute and two free-standing Emergency Departments in Litchfield and Glendale, Arizona.


Learn more about St. Joseph's

Founded in 1895 by the Sisters of Mercy, St. Joseph’s was the first hospital in the Phoenix area. The hospital is part of Dignity Health, one of the largest healthcare systems in the West with more than 40 hospitals in Arizona, California and Nevada.  Our 595-bed, not-for-profit hospital provides a wide range of health, social and support services.