The Mount Sinai Hospital Department of Nursing

Nursing practice at Mount Sinai embodies three core values:
the nurse-patient relationship, clinical expertise and
interdisciplinary collaboration.

Professional Practice Model

The Mount Sinai Hospital Professional Practice Model is the overarching conceptual framework for nurses, nursing care, and interdisciplinary patient care.


The model depicts how nurses practice, collaborate, communicate and develop professionally to provide the highest quality care for our patients and their families.  RBC and RCC tenets are extended to all care team members and to the global community.

Key Tenets:

Care of patients/families

Care of self

Care of clinical colleagues (physicians, therapists, assistive personnel)

Care of care team members (environmental workers, dietary, business colleagues, assistive personnel)

Care of community (local and global)

Simply put, nurses are Mount Sinai's treasured resource - professionals who provide and coordinate family-centered care. The nurse's capacity to learn, to synthesize, to make critical judgments, and work effectively with other team members is the heart of our Professional Practice Model.


Care Delivery Model

The Care Delivery Model is integrated within the Professional Practice Model and promotes continuous, consistent, efficient, and accountable delivery of nursing care.


The Care Delivery Model is a system that is adapted to regulatory considerations and describes the manner in which care is planned and delivered, skill set required, context of care, and expected outcomes of care.


Based on the MSH Professional Practice Model of Relationship Centered Care (MSHRCC) and the tenets of Primary Nursing - nurse patient relationship, accountability, autonomy, continuity and collaboration – the Care Delivery Model is a modification of Primary Nursing.


This model provides the framework for the planning, assignment and delivery of care
on a daily basis.