Nursing Professional Practice Model: Foundation



Innovative nursing practice guided by the “Iowa Model of Evidence-Based Practice” generates new knowledge and evidenced-based care.


Dedication to interdisciplinary teamwork and patient and family involvement in health care decision-making strengthens relationships and improves outcomes.


Our nurses are accountable to patients, families, and colleagues to provide high-quality nursing care. Staff are accountable for professional development and participation in peer review.


We protect the dignity and rights of all. We adhere to the American Nurses Association Code of Ethics for Nurses, the ANA Nurse’s Bill of Rights, the UI Health Care Code of Ethical Behavior, and the federally-mandated Patient’s Rights and Responsibilities policies.


The UI Hospitals and Clinics Department of Nursing Services and Patient Care is recognized for excellence in patient care delivery and clinical outcomes by the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program. The initial designation was awarded in 2004; re-designation was awarded in 2008 and 2013.