Contributions of Banner Professional Nursing

At Banner Health, our nurses provide the foundation that supports excellence in compassionate and skilled patient care. The nursing care throughout Banner is built on the framework of our Professional Practice Model which puts the focus of nursing activities on the patient, the family, the profession of nursing and nursing’s contribution to society. Banner Health nurses care delivery is based on Joanne Duffy’s Quality Caring Model which emphasizes “caring relationships as the central organizing aspect of professional nursing practice”.  

Several of our Banner Health facilities have either achieved the prestigious Magnet® designation award by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) or on the journey to become Magnet® designated hospitals. The Magnet Recognition Program® administered by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the largest and most prominent nurses credentialing organization in the world, recognizes healthcare organizations that provide the very best in nursing care and professionalism in nursing practice. To patients, it means the very best care, delivered by nurses who are supported to be the very best that they can be.  

The Magnet Recognition Program® was developed by the ANCC to recognize health care organizations that provide nursing excellence. When a healthcare organization fosters the ideal environment for nursing talent, the whole organization reaps the rewards. The program recognizes quality patient care, nursing excellence, innovations and improvements in professional nursing practice. By becoming Magnet® recognized organizations empower nurses to reach their true potential.  

The Magnet Recognition Program® serves as the gold standard for nursing excellence and provides consumers with the ultimate benchmark for measuring quality of care. Learn more information about the Magnet Recognition Program®.

Neva Spencer DNP, RN, NNP-BC/CNO- Interim VP Delivery-Nursing & Sr. Dir. Of Professional Practice

“Banner Health nurses are known for their compassion, their spirit of inquiry and their innovations in patient care, demonstrating repeatedly their dedication to making healthcare easier so life can be better. Our professional practice tenets of Contribution to Society, Contribution to Our Profession and Contribution to Our Patients sets Banner Health nurses apart. We lead change and advance health by inspiring passionate professional practice during every interaction.  As Banner Health nurses our unwavering commitment to reaching new levels of excellence through advancements improvements and innovations will leave a lasting legacy to be proud of.

I’m so very proud of each of our 15,000-plus nurses, working around the clock in every community we serve. I am honored to work with so many nursing heroes and their colleagues who find joy in providing world-class patient care.  

I am privileged to be a nurse – I am proud to be a Banner Nurse.”

Learn about examples of the contributions of professional nursing at Banner Health Magnet Designated® Facilities: