Professional Practice Model

AnMed's approach to nursing comprises three distinct but interconnected models. These models reflect our integrated, dynamic institution. They include:

  • Practice, or performance, model – Defines what nursing is
  • Caring model – Describes why nursing is important
  • Delivery model – Explains how nursing is practiced

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The Performance Model: What We Do

The performance model highlights the interdependence of evidence-based practices, research and quality improvement in the pursuit of nursing excellence. 

The model recognizes the critical importance of:

  • Nursing skills focusing on both clinical competency and human interaction, including personalized care, listening and responsiveness, a caring touch and communication and information
  • Nursing caregiving, which assures our patients we will be responsive and non-judgmental and treat them with dignity and respect
  • Nursing knowledge enhanced by formal education, experience and life lessons
  • Evaluation to assess nursing competency and compliance with our highest standards of care
  • Coordination of care ensuring personalized treatment and seamless delivery of services across all disciplines and specialties

The Caring Model: Why We Do It

The caring model identifies five ways our nurses anticipate and meet their patients' needs:

  • Knowing the patient's physical, cultural and psychosocial issues
  • Being with the patient and family to understand their concerns and fears
  • Providing comfort and protection while providing skilled care for patients and their families
  • Enabling patients to care for themselves through education and encouragement
  • Maintaining belief in a positive experience to enhance the patient's outlook

The Delivery Model: How We Do It

The unique needs of patients, the skills of the nurses and other staff and the availability of resources determine the appropriate care delivery model. These models may take the form of:

  • Team nursing
  • Primary or modified primary nursing
  • Relational-based care
  • Multidisciplinary partnership

Nursing services make decisions based on the principles of:

  • Advocacy – Nursing's role in supporting patients in their care decision
  • Resource allocation – Nursing's determination of resources needed to optimize care
  • Standard of care – Nursing's application of best practices in the care of patients
  • Accountability – Nursing's responsibility to use their best knowledge and skills
  • Authority – Nursing's role to govern their practice according to regulatory statutes
  • Delegation – Nursing's leadership responsibility to involve all members of the health care team
  • Interdisciplinary care – Nursing's role providing input to design and improve care
  • Collaboration – Nursing's focus on inclusiveness to ensure the highest standard of care

Shared Governance

When nurses lead practice improvements, patients and our health system benefit. Our shared governance model empowers clinical nurses, amplifying their voices to determine nursing practice, standards and quality of patient care. It also reflects the professionalism of these dedicated caregivers. 

As a nurse at AnMed, your work is shaped by seven core councils that share governance of nursing practice across the system. You may consider serving on a council or sharing input to move the organization forward. These councils include:

  • Nursing Leadership Council – Provides leadership and direction to all nursing councils
  • Nursing Professional Development Council – Promotes educational standards and clinical competency; develops nursing retention strategies
  • Nursing Practice Council – Implements and maintains clinical nursing practice standards
  • Nursing Quality Council – Monitors care provided by the nursing staff and ensures compliance with standards of care
  • Nursing Research Council – Supports evidence-based nursing practice; mentors staff to conduct nursing research
  • Nurse Manager Council – Shares information and facilitates interdepartmental collaboration; recommends changes to policies and procedures to improve care
  • Directors Council – Guides strategic initiatives and tracks their completion

Additional unit-based councils guide unit operations by:

  • Managing point-of-service care
  • Promoting autonomy, partnership and shared accountability