Fox Chase Cancer Center Nursing Mission and Values

Nursing Mission

The mission of the FCCC Nursing Department is to prevail over cancer by providing patient and family centered, quality, safe, compassionate, expert, holistic, evidence-based nursing care to adult oncology patients and their families.


To be a regional, national, and international leader in oncology nursing care and services.


A clearly articulated set of values supports the mission and vision for the Department of Nursing. These values are integrated into our shared decision making model and are derived from the daily activities of providing nursing care. Values drive our mission and describe the necessity and importance of nursing’s contributions. Everyone has a valuable contribution to make.

Members of the Nursing Department are committed to:


  • Searching for knowledge using evidence-based nursing research and best practices
  • Generating discovery and innovation that will enhance care of oncology patients and the work environment
  •  Driving excellence and promoting education for patients and health care professionals, and within the profession


  • Acting with moral soundness and care honesty and adhering to the ANA Code of Ethics and Interpretive Statements
  • Guided by the truth of our convictions
  • Keeping our word and acting in fairness


  • Valuing each other’s skills and talents, similarities and differences, recognizing contribution and achievements of all members of the Nursing and healthcare team
  • Collaborating with, learning from, and mentoring colleagues and students
  • Showing consideration and recognizing key contributions of others
  • Creating an environment which supports collaboration, mutual trust and authentic communication among all disciplines


  • Inspired to relieve others’ suffering
  • Embracing a servant attitude toward our mission
  • Understanding others’ perspective in order to address their needs


  • Driven to continuously improve, informed by facts and data
  • Drawing strength and direction from our collective vision and wisdom
  • Embracing success with discipline, creativity and accountability
  • Acting with purpose, focused on results and creating value
  • Promoting patient safety and preventing errors
  • Achieving excellence in clinical practice, leadership and education
  • Outperforming peer groups and being recognized for clinical excellence through dissemination of our best practices and nursing research

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