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Excellence in Nursing Care, Core to Our Mission

It doesn't get bigger than Magnet

At Missouri Baptist Medical Center we have a long and rich history of delivering exceptional patient care. Not only do we employ a culture where quality meets compassion, we are the destination where nurses come to train and expand their clinical careers. Our dedicated nurses ensure a focus on advancing medicine, technology, treatments and our own field of nursing.

A History of Nursing Excellence

In 1895, we opened the Missouri Baptist Nursing Training School. Nursing students worked 10-hour days at the hospital in addition to their studies. During its 105-year tenure, the school graduated 4,300 students. The Barnes-Jewish Goldfarb School of Nursing opened at Missouri Baptist in the new Clinical Learning Institute in 2012. This atmosphere of education and research allows our nurses to continue to explore new beginnings. Leveraging the strengths of our past in combination with a strong nursing vision for the future, the Missouri Baptist nurses reached new heights in professional practice.

  • Advancement of nursing research
  • Development of academic partnerships for BSN and MSN degree programs on campus
  • Implementation of a new shared leadership model – Governing Alliance for Professional Nursing (GAPN)
  • Redesign and growth of Professional Nurse Development Program (PNDP)

Our Nursing Mission, Vision and Philosophy

We elevate the practice of nursing through the development of a professional practice model. It incorporates all aspects of being a nurse in an organization including leadership, governance, recognition and reward, professional relationships, professional development and care delivery.

  • Our Mission – The nursing community at Missouri Baptist strives for optimal patient outcomes through the compassionate application of evidence-based care in collaboration with patients, families, the healthcare team and academic partners.
  • Our Vision – Missouri Baptist will be unparalleled in the practice of professional nursing with empowered nurses who lead the patient experience and provide innovative patient and family-centered care in a dynamic healthcare environment.
  • Our Philosophy – As nurses at Missouri Baptist, we are committed to advancing education and leadership at all levels, to advocate for patients and families, to provide exceptional compassionate care through innovations, collaborations, professional accountability, respect, and service excellence.

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Proud to be Magnet® Designated

Missouri Baptist Medical Center is recognized by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) as a Magnet® recognized organization.  Magnet designation is the highest and most prestigious credential a healthcare organization can achieve for nursing excellence and quality patient care.  Missouri Baptist is the only Magnet designated hospital in St. Louis County. 

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Missouri Baptist Medical Center - Nursing Shared Governance

Missouri Baptist Medical Center (MoBap) values the importance of engaging our nurses in decisions impacting their practice and the patient care environment. Through a variety of unit-based and hospital-wide nursing and interprofessional teams, nurses can partner with one another and the leadership team to help make decisions about their practice environment and professional development. 

Our Shared Governance Councils empower our nurses to discuss topics and make decisions which influence their own practice, as they identify problems and work towards solutions.

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Excellence in Nursing Awards

As part of MoBap's 2020 Nurses Week celebration, the team hosted our annual Nancy A. Ross, RN Excellence in Nursing Awards. Congratulations to all our nominees and winners!

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Safety in Motion

Terri Elmore, a Physical Therapy Assistant at Missouri Baptist Medical Center, is on a mission to make the workplace safer for nurses and patient care technicians.

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The DAISY Award

Recognize the work that nurses do with the DAISY Award, a nationwide program that rewards and celebrates the extraordinary clinical skill and compassionate care given by nurses every day. 

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Nancy A. Ross, RN Endowed Chair for Nursing

A year after being named a Magnet® hospital, Missouri Baptist continues to emphasize and cultivate nursing leadership by establishing the The Nancy A. Ross, RN Endowed Chair for Nursing.

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Professional Practice Model

The Missouri Baptist Medical Center Nursing Professional Practice Model is a framework for all professional registered nurses (RNs) employed at Missouri Baptist. This professional model will serve to facilitate excellence in outcomes by providing essential elements that guide decisions and ensure consistency in nursing practice throughout all settings.

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Advancing Education

At Missouri Baptist Medical Center we believe that by advancing the education and leadership of our nurses, we become stronger advocates for our patients and their families. Our nurses innovate, collaborate and practice in an environment of trust to provide award winning care.

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Our Nurses: Leaders in Healthcare

Nurses at Missouri Baptist Medical Center are helping transform health care. Through our Clinical Learning Institute, our nurses train to become some of the most advanced nurses in the industry.

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