A professional practice model (PPM) describes how registered nurses practice, collaborate, communicate and develop professionally to provide the highest-quality care for those served by St. Mary’s. Our professional practice model aligns and integrates nursing practice with the Mission, vision, values and philosophy of nursing. The framework of our PPM also guides our nursing strategic plan, identifying clear goals and expectations for all professional RNs – helping us achieve optimal outcomes.
Our Philosophy – Patient-Centered Care: Elements, Benefits and Examples: The Institute of Medicine defines patient-centered care as “Providing care that is respectful of, and responsive to, individual patient preferences, needs and values, and ensuring that patient values guide all clinical decisions.”
Our nursing professional practice model is shaped by the principles of accountability, partnership, equity and ownership.
As part of our governance structure, the Covenant Health clinical professional nurse assumes full responsibility, authority and accountability for nursing practice, while participating in collegial relationship with other disciplines to plan, deliver and evaluate care.