Mission & Goals

Our Mission

  • To unify and promote positive cultural change within the nursing profession and in health care.
  • To support and empower ALL nursing professionals practicing at various levels and in a variety of settings.
  • To create opportunities to improve nursing and healthcare at large.
  • To create pathways for nurses to engage in a variety of self-advocacy initiatives.
  • To use the uniqueness of the nursing profession to improve the lives of others.


SMYS is a unique, supportive environment for nurses and allied health care providers.

We strive to:

  • provide a strong, united voice for nurses (and allied healthcare providers) on issues facing our professional community, regardless of their other professional affiliations.
  • advocate for safe work environments for patients and healthcare workers.
  • support personal and professional needs of our community members.
  • create philanthropic opportunities for members through missions, volunteerism, and generous giving.