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.

NCH Caring Processes:

NCH adopted Jean Watson's 10 Caring Processes and Theory of Human Caring to guide care delivery. It was important that the processes were meaningful to the NCH nurse. The adapted NCH Caring Processes apply to patients, their families, and ourselves.

   1. Practice self-awareness and provide compassionate care   
   2. Are mindful to alternate values and beliefs 
   3. Respect ethical spiritual, and culture differences 
   4. Cultivate and nourish trusting relationships 
   5. Connect with each other by listening and practicing empathy 
   6. Collaborate to problem-solve using caring practices 
   7. Learn, teach, and grow together 
   8. Promote a healing environment 
   9. Sustain human dignity 
   10. Provide open, non-judgmental, and heart-centered care 

New to Practice - Nurse Residency Program

NCH Healthcare System is proud to offer a Nurse Residency Program to help you navigate your role as a graduate or new to acute care nurse.

We will guide your transition to professional practice by supporting your orientation and ongoing professional development needs. Throughout the one-year program you will focus on delegation and time management, nursing quality and safety, skill development, stress management, research and evidence-based practice, ethical decision making, and communication and conflict management skills.

For more information about our Nurse Residency Program please check out this flyer. 

Transitions to Practice - Specialty Fellowship Programs

Specialty Fellowships are designed to help transition nurses from medical/surgical practice to a specialty practice area. The curriculum is a blended learning model comprised of on-line learning, classroom didactic, skills validation and clinical practice with an experienced preceptor. Fellowships are 16-20 weeks in length.

  • Critical Care
  • Emergency Department
  • Surgical Services
  • Pediatrics
  • NICU
  • Mother/Baby and L&D
Professional Development
  • Preceptor Program
  • Nurse Manager Academy
  • Charge Nurse Academy
  • Specialty Fellowship Programs
  • Interdisciplinary Grand Rounds
  • Nursing CE Programs Offered
  • 100% reimbursement at the membership rate for certification exam fees
  • 100% reimbursement at the membership rate for certification renewal
  • On-site certification prep review courses for several national certifications at no charge to nursing employees
  • Participates in ANCC Success Pays® Program
  • Generous tuition reimbursement benefit after 90 days of employment
  • Nursing Scholarships offered through our Center of Philanthropy
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
  • Cerner electronic health record

Start your Nursing Career Today

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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Nursing Annual Reports

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

Click here to submit a DAISY Award Nomination
Click here to submit a DAISY Team Award Nomination
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! 

Click here to submit a CARING Nomination

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 Governance

The purpose of Shared Governance at NCH Healthcare System isSG Schematic 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.