Nursing

Extending the healing ministry of Jesus Christ.

At CHRISTUS Health, our nurses are committed to providing compassionate, quality care to the people of East Texas, while extending the healing power of Jesus Christ.  CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospitals - Tyler, Jacksonville, Winnsboro and Sulphur Springs and CHRISTUS Trinity Clinic represent 36 specialties in 34 clinic locations across 41 counties. CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances is committed to nurses, to what nurses identify as important to their practice, and to valuing nurses' contributions in the workplace. We are proud to be a DAISY Award Hospital Partner, recognizing one of our nurses with this special honor every month.

Our Nursing Philosophy

CHRISTUS Health nurses are committed to the vision of CHRISTUS Health, a Catholic health ministry, which is to be a leader, a partner and an advocate in the creation of innovative health and wellness solutions that improve the lives of individuals and communities so that all may experience God's healing presence and love. Our seamless continuum of care is consistent with the organization’s mission, vision and core values.

Our Magnet Designation

On May 18, 2017, CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital - Tyler (which includes the Louis and Peaches Owen Heart Hospital and CHRISTUS Trinity Clinic) received the highest honor in Nursing: ANCC’s Magnet Designation. The hard work and dedication of our nurses made this honor possible.

Our Focus On Our Mission

Our organizational mission "To extend the healing ministry of Jesus Christ" guides our professional practice as nurses in our transformational journey of caring for our patients, their families, and our community. At the center of the model is a heart held by two hands: our heart is our spiritual center and our hands allow us as caregivers to extend the healing ministry of Jesus Christ. We work together towards the attainment of our nursing strategic goals by engaging our nursing teams, preventing harm through clinical excellence, improving patient outcomes through research and innovation, and practicing at the top of our license.

Our Professional Practice Model reflects Dr. Jean Watson's Human Caring theory, our Nursing Strategic Plan, and our Nursing Philosophy. 

Nursing fosters a caring-healing environment that supports Associates to practice loving-kindness, authentic presence, and cultivation of one's own spiritual practice in the service of patients, families, and our community.

Annual Report

We invite you to read our 2021 Nursing Annual Report.