Nursing Mission and Vision - Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago

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Nursing Mission, Vision, and Philosophy at RIC

The Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago (RIC) Nursing Vision, Mission, and Philosophy demonstrate the role nurses play in restoring, maintaining, and promoting maximal health and advancing ability through care, science, and recovery so that our patients can achieve the best life possible. Conceptually, RIC's nursing framework is based on King's Theory of Goal Attainment.


Nursing at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago is dedicated to providing extraordinary care to advance human ability by restoring, maintaining, and promoting maximal health and making it possible for our patients to achieve the best life possible through integration into the community.

RIC nurses provide care to individuals of all ages, races, cultures, religions and socio-economic backgrounds. Our nurses specialize and excel in providing rehabilitation nursing care to patients with orthopedic conditions, spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries, stroke, and a variety of conditions resulting in the loss of functional impairment.

RIC's Professional Nursing Practice Model illustrates the elements of the Mission and the foundation of rehabilitation nursing at RIC.


Nursing at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago will be the recognized source and renowned leader for innovative rehabilitation nursing practice, education, research and advocacy.


Nursing at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago integrates the essential components of the mission: patient care, education, research, advocacy, and community service. The nursing care of patients is holistic and attends to the physical, socio-cultural, developmental and spiritual needs. Each nurse has the responsibility for delivering patient care that embraces the patient's values and lifestyle and acknowledges the importance of enabling patient autonomy and patient satisfaction. This approach embraces a continuum of services that encompasses every level of care throughout the RIC System.