Professional Practice Model Banner

World-Class Nursing Care at Ohio State’s Comprehensive Cancer Center – James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute

The OSUCCC – James Professional Practice Model (PPM) was inspired by the ancient mandala. Traditional mandalas function as intricate maps, presenting the viewer with a journey from the periphery to the center. We designed this mandala to guide our practice as individual oncology nurses and as a community of James nurses. It portrays the beauty, captures the emotion and illuminates the essence of oncology nursing at The James.

The OSUCCC – James Nursing Professional Practice Model artistically portrays how our vision, mission, philosophy and value statements come to life. It reminds us that the profession of nursing has a core set of values, an identified body of knowledge, autonomous decision-making, peer feedback and peer review of practice and professional organizations for setting standards. Our PPM affirms our sense of professionalism and our commitment to excellence.

Our Professional Practice Model Core Components – detailed below and throughout these web pages – illuminate our commitment to excellence.

James Nursing Vision

To be world-class leaders in oncology nursing through excellence in patient care, education, evidence-based practice and nursing research.

James Nursing Mission

To provide personalized, compassionate, relationship-based nursing care to our patients and their families across the continuum of care.

Central Focus

Our conceptual framework, Relationship-Based Care (RBC), is at the heart of what James nurses do every day.

Read More

Patient Care

Our care delivery model of Primary Nursing enables James nurses to establish a therapeutic relationship with patients and their families and partners to develop an individual plan of care.

Read More

Development and Recognition

We embrace commitment to lifelong learning to support growth and succession planning across the career life cycle of our staff.

Read More

Innovation and Research

Our belief is that discovery supports evidence-based practice, fosters innovative patient care through research and promotes professional development.

Read More

Professional Relationships

Healthy teamwork is grounded in trust, dignity, mutual respect and open communication. We partner with diverse members from all disciplines and departments to enhance safety, quality and service across the continuum of care.

Read More

Leadership and Governance

The OSUCCC – James Shared Governance model is the foundational platform that supports decision-making by nurses. Decisions made closest to the point of care delivery will result in positive patient, staff and system outcomes.

Read More


At the OSUCCC – James, our vision is to create a cancer-free world one person, one discovery at a time.

Read More

Advanced Practice Providers

We offer nursing postgraduate fellowships for either nurse practitioners or physician assistants.

Read More