Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) is one of the most advanced health networks in the nation. It’s also one of the best places to work as a nurse.

Being a nurse at LVHN means:

  • Collaborating with a multidisciplinary team to ensure excellent clinical outcomes
  • Caring for patients in a safe environment with the latest health care technology
  • Growing professionally and advancing your career
  • Learning from other nurses and having a strong voice in decision making

LVHN Professional Practice Model

According to the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), a professional practice model is the overarching conceptual framework for nurses, nursing care and interdisciplinary patient care. The professional practice model illustrates the alignment and integration of nursing practice with the mission, vision, philosophy and values that nursing has adapted.

Nursing Professional Practice Model

Professional Governance Model

The conceptual framework for the professional governance model at LVHN is based on current organizational behavior theory inherent in ANCC’s Magnet® Recognition Program model.

Nurses are encouraged to participate in unit and hospital-wide professional governance models, meaning they have a say in decision making that impacts:

  • Nursing practice
  • Quality
  • Evidence-based practice and research
  • Professional excellence
  • Colleague recognition
  • Unit operations

Center for Professional Excellence

The Center for Professional Excellence supports nursing at LVHN by: