At the core of SHC nursing is structural empowerment, which serves as a platform for promoting the influential voices of frontline nurses. SHC’s culture of lifelong learning and professional collaboration encourages nursing role development, academic achievement, and professional growth. SHC’s decentralized environment of shared decision-making supports nurses as valuable active partners who disseminate their expertise to provide outstanding patient care and elevated professional practice. Through meaningful engagement via community partnerships, nurses are able to participate in professional development activities and thrive in their nursing practice.
Teaching & Role Development
The Stanford Health Care's Center for Educational and Professional Development (CEPD) primarily supports the organization's structural empowerment programs aligned to the commitment to fostering life long learning and substantiating nursing and interprofessionals’ cultivation of a vigorous and growing culture of excellence in professional practice which is translated through our patient care.
Recognition of Nurses
The richness of nursing care is difficult to capture from rating scales and patient satisfaction surveys. Through meaningful recognition, we are better able to describe the value and impact of nursing and how nurses inspire, comfort, erase fear, and elevate joy.
The 2010 Institute of Medicine’s (IOM) Future of Nursing Report called for 80% of RNs to hold bachelor’s degrees by 2020, noting the need for higher education in RNs to take care of the higher complexity patients in our healthcare system.
Stanford Health Care (SHC) had surpassed the national goal by obtaining 80.4% of SHC nursing staff with a BSN, MSN or Doctorate level degree in nursing.