EXEMPLARY PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE
Exemplary Professional Practice is one of the 4 Magnet-based pillars of nursing care at Stanford, and it’s through this that SHC’s nursing care is elevated. SHC nurses are motivated to provide the highest level of patient and family-centered nursing care through exemplifying exceptional professional practice. With a foundation in nursing excellence, SHC nurses are driven by the principles of autonomous practice and are encouraged to exercise clinical judgement to advocate for their patient’s unique needs, with the goal of providing extraordinary care within the context of an interdependent healthcare team. It’s through Stanford’s empowered professional nurses that SHC is able to generally outperform national nurse-sensitive benchmarks and reach nursing’s highest potential.
Accountability and Autonomy
Through SHC’s shared decision-making and Shared Leadership Councils, front-line staff are empowered to practice autonomy and work to the full scope of their nursing practice and professional development. By exhibiting exemplary professional practice, SHC nurses take pride in being held accountable to provide evidence-based care and to make meaningful contributions to achieve positive patient outcomes.
Culture of Safety
With patients at the heart of care, SHC nurses are involved in the review, implementation, and review of patient safety data with the intention to reach and surpass national patient safety goals. It is through the ideals of developing a culture of safety that Stanford nurses create comprehensive patient plans of care and embark on quality improvement endeavors.
Nurses are viewed as influencers of SHC’s care delivery system and are involved in interprofessional collaborative practices, both in units, care departments, and hospital-wide. SHC nurses are leaders in patient care and care coordination. It is through nurse involvement in developing efficient care systems via collegial interdisciplinary collaboration that SHC nurses can consistently deliver high-quality patient outcomes.