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The department of nursing at Johns Hopkins Bayview fosters a climate of personal and professional growth, and supports nursing staff with the resources they need to practice safe, evidence-based nursing in a caring environment. Our nurses deliver the promise of nursing through nursing excellence with a caring touch. Together, we value resilience, integrity, trust and respect.


No matter the stage in their careers, Johns Hopkins Bayview nurses play a vital role in the accomplishments of the Medical Center. Always keeping the needs of their patients in mind, our nurses make connections between the everyday operations of their units and the strategic imperatives of Johns Hopkins Medicine.

- Maria Koszalka, Ed.D., RN, Chief Nursing Officer of Johns Hopkins Bayview


Shared Decision-Making at Johns Hopkins Bayview

Nurses become a lifeline to many patients, checking in, treating, and updating them during their stay. Learn how our nurses continue to provide compassionate care to our patients while maintaining support for other areas in the hospital and how nursing has become a part of their life.

Nurses play an important role in strategic planning at Johns Hopkins Bayview. Front-line nurses from every unit of the Medical Center, including Nurse Practitioners, serve on our Professional Practice Council (PPC).

The PPC is sustained by nurses who are formally empowered to make decisions about clinical practice standards, quality improvement, staff and professional development and research. Unit-based councils and ad hoc councils support strategic planning as well, and engage nurses throughout the campus through four core principles:

  1. Accountability: The mutual commitment to positive patient-care outcomes.
  2. Equity: The valuing of every role in the organization.
  3. Partnership: Nurses' relationships with one another, the patient, or other disciplines.
  4. Ownership: Membership in the nursing profession, clinical practice, and the work that nurses do as individuals.

Behind the Scenes with Johns Hopkins Bayview Nurses

Learn how our nurses provide compassionate care to our patients while maintaining support for other areas in the hospital, and how nursing has become a part of their lives.


Kate Wolski | Critical Care

Victoria Wotorson | ICU

Yvette Wilson | Burn Center

Ashley Wujek and Gina Vickery | Surgical Unit

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