Medical Care Services Division
Office of Nursing Excellence
To promote professional nursing practice by supporting quality nursing services to enhance the health and wellbeing of individuals, families, and communities.
Our role is to support quality, timely, and evidence-based care and services provided by nurses throughout the Health and Human Services Agency. This includes development, implementing and updating policies and standards of practice.
Office of Nursing Excellence collects and analyzes data to develop processes that support the delivery of excellent services and to monitor service delivery and quality indicators. We support our stakeholders in developing process improvement initiatives.
Practice and Policy
Office of Nursing Excellence develops and provides oversight for HHSA nursing standards and practices. We ensure HHSA nursing policies are evidence-based and align with the Live Well San Diego vision. Develop and implement the HHSA Nursing Professional Practice Model.
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Education and Professional Development
Office of Nursing Excellence formulates and executes the education and professional development plan including partnering with area schools of nursing to develop the future nursing workforce.
Nurse Residency Program Graduates November 2019
Office of Nursing Excellence coordinates the placement of student nurses who are enrolled in academic programs that have a formal agreement with County of San Diego.
Office of Nursing Excellence is a Continuing Education Provider as approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing. We support educators and presenters in delivering CEU approved courses
To learn more about CEU requirements through the State of California BRN, please visit their site at www.rn.ca.gov.
For current nursing employment opportunities please visit the Department of Human Resources Job Postings.
Home Visiting Referrals
Office of Nursing Excellence maintains the referral portal for the Nurse Family Partnership and Maternal Child Health home visiting programs. To enter a home visiting referral please click here to obtain a log-in for the Persimmony® referral portal.