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Nursing Quality and Safety

The mission of SUNY Upstate Medical University is to improve the health of the communities we serve through education, biomedical research and healthcare. Focusing on foundations of quality care, Upstate Nursing is committed to high quality and safe patient and family care. 

Exemplary nursing practice is an essential element in providing safe and effective care. Our goal is to empower all levels of nursing to integrate high quality practice standards into efficient action plans to enhance our care processes. 

Our Nursing Professional Practice Model supports the organizational mission with shared values of education, professionalism, holistic care, resources and collaboration.  These shared values guide department goals to achieve optimal outcomes for Patient and Family Centered Care.