Collaborative Relationships

Nicklaus Children's Hospital Values & Guiding Behaviors

At Nicklaus Children's Hospital, our values and guiding behaviors define how we work together for our patients and families. We have created six statements that reflect our values. Each one has examples of the behaviors that are representative of the value. We call these our values & guiding behaviors. We commit to live, talk and promote these values & guiding behaviors, provide one another with feedback and coaching with respect to the values, and ensure we have observable and consistent progress toward these values being a way of life for all of us at Nicklaus Children's Hospital.

  • We Collaborate.
  • We take Responsibility.
  • We Empower employees to take initiative in making the best decisions for child and family.
  • We Advocate.
  • We are Transformational, constantly inspiring valuable and positive change.
  • We are Empathic while serving the child and family.

Academic partnerships

Nicklaus Children's Hospital's goal is to provide a friendly and unforgettable learning experience for nursing students at all levels. By allowing nursing students to rotate within the patient care units, operating room and urgent care centers; they are exposed to the wide array of specialties in nursing and assisted in gaining insight into the development of their future professional goals. Nicklaus Children's Hospital presents Pediatric Clinical Excellence awards bi-annually honoring exceptional students that rotated through the hospital. Nicklaus Children's Hospital sponsors several community school events. Partnership and participation in community research consortiums. Nicklaus Children's Hospital nurses assume roles as adjunct clinical faculty in various Nursing Schools throughout South Florida.

Clinical and Non-Clinical Departments

Interdisciplinary collaboration remains an integral component of Nicklaus Children's Hospital nursing practice. As nurses, we value collaborative teams co- led within multiple disciplines and believe that effective collaborative teams improve patient care processes and outcomes. Clinical and Non-Clinical Departments that collaborate with nursing are: