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About Us


Our fundamental philosophy is that Rady Children’s is a place where everyone CARES: Compassion, Accountability, Respect, Excellence and Service.


We will be a leader, recognized nationally and internationally, for excellence in patient care, education, research and advocacy.


To restore, sustain and enhance the health and developmental potential of children through excellence in care, education, research and advocacy.

Professional Practice Model: Our Model of Care

What is a practice model?

Our practice model is a model of care that provides a unifying framework for what Rady Children’s nurses believe about nursing practice. It is a guide that directs and describes how we practice by identifying key elements of professional nursing practice that can be found in all we do.

Why do we need a practice model?

By using our practice model, we insure that our professional nursing practice is consistent regardless of where it takes place at Rady Children’s. By consistently applying our practice model, we minimize practice variations and ensure all patients and families receive the same exceptional level of nursing care across our entire organization.