Not all registered nurses providing care in the industry have a bachelor’s degree, and not all hospitals require nurses to have them. Baylor St. Luke’s is committed to exceptional patient care, hiring nurses with a four-year degree is a top priority. Of the approximately 1,400 nurses at Baylor St. Luke’s, 86 percent have a bachelor’s degree.
Research shows that BSN prepared nurses, have better patient outcomes, are more proficient in making diagnoses and evaluating results, and have stronger communication, critical thinking and leadership skills. This year, Baylor St. Luke's has received an "A" in Patient Safety in Spring 2018 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade. Receiving an ‘A’ Safety Grade means a hospital is among the best in the country for preventing problems and putting their patients first, 24 hours a day.