Message from our Chief Nursing Officer

Dear Colleagues:

As the Senior Vice President of Patient Care Services and Chief Nursing Officer, I am proud of the strides that the Department of Nursing has made towards autonomy, shared governance, and quality care for our patients.  This re-designation document reflects the hard-work and devotion of our nursing team.

The nurses at Jersey City Medical Center are highly skilled, dedicated professionals who are committed to their patients, the institution, and our community at large.  Our nursing staff values education, professional development, and the pursuit of evidence based practice.  Their commitment to excellence has led to our continued growth and development as a Magnet organization.

I am privileged to be a part of this nursing department and I am pleased to demonstrate their accomplishments throughout this document.


Rita Smith DNP, RN, NEA-BC
Chief Nursing Officer
Jersey City Medical Center