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Professional Practice Models in Nursing: Successful Health System Implementation

by Joanne Duffy Springer Publishing Company
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This is the first resource to demonstrate to nurse leaders, administrators, and staff how to develop, apply, and successfully integrate a professional practice model into a health system. It delivers best practices for creating, implementing, evaluating, adapting, adopting, and revising professional practice models that contribute to improving patient outcomes. Consolidating a wealth of information in one place, the text describes a coordinated and consistent approach that generates an in-depth understanding of professional practice models including their implementation and evaluation.   


Distinguished by its focus on the “how to” of successful enculturation—a common obstacle for many nursing professionals—the text guides nurse leaders and educators in the process of integrating professional practice models into clinical workflow, advancing nursing practice, improving the quality of patient care, and facilitating Magnet® designation. Specific methods and implementation strategies are delineated along with tipping points and milestones. Real-life examples offer relevant lessons from others who have encountered problems and created successful solutions along the way. They describe approaches, resolutions to problems, unique insights, and meaningful revisions. Opportunities for reflection and case analysis are presented and chapters—each with comprehensive, concise, evidence-based content—include learning objectives, key summary points, reflective exercises, illustrations, charts, and “learning from the field” insets.   


Key Features:      


• Encompasses essential information for developing, applying, and diffusing a professional practice model    

• Provides comprehensive, concise, and evidence-based content    

• Written by a renowned nurse leader, educator, and researcher with expertise in the enculturation of professional practice models   

• Addresses one of the criteria necessary for Magnet® designation   

• Includes a strong disciplinary perspective with a focus on professionalism and demonstrating value

About the Author


Karen S. Hill

Linda Burnes Bolton

Karen Cox




Section I. From Awareness to Commitment

1. Professional Practice Models: Raising Awareness

Susan Chasson MSN, JD, SANE-A, Cherona Hajewski DNP, RN, NEA-BC, Jennifer Pierce-Weeks, RN, SANE-A, SANE-P, Maria R. Shirey, PhD, MBA, RN, NEA-BC,
ANEF, FACHE, FAAN, Lois M Stalling-Weldon DNP, RN, CNS

2. The Importance of Professional Practice Models: Appreciating Significance

Linda Q. Everett, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN

3. Professionalism, Interprofessionalism, and Leadership: Commitment

Sue Lasiter, PhD, RN

Section II. From Design to Enculturation

4. Components of Professional Practice Models: Design

Barbara Summers PhD, RN, FAAN

5. Application of Professional Practice Models: Implementation

Janet Fansler, DNP, RN, COO, Polly Roush MSN, RN

6. Assessing the Success of Professional Practice Models: Evaluation

Eileen Caulfield PhD, RN, NEA-BC, Polly Roush MSN, RN

7. Refining the Professional Practice Model within a Health System: Adaptation

Janet Larrimore, BNS RN, Malika Qureshi, BSN, RN, Martha Sleutel, PhD, RN, CNS

8. Translating a Professional Practice Model into Everyday Practice: Adoption

Shauna Bendix RN, BS

9. Values and Behaviors associated with Exemplary Professional Practice: Enculturation

Debbie Manns, MSN, RN, CPAN, Martha Sleutel, PhD, RN, CNS, Mary Teague, BSN, RN, CHPN

Section III. From Application to Impact

10. Enduring Professional Practice Models: Sustainment

Judy E. Davidson DNP RN FCCM

11. Spreading Lessons Learned and Best Practices: Dissemination

Susan Okuno-Jones DNP, MSN, MA, RNC, RN-BC, NEA-BC, Alice Siehoff DNP, MS, RN-BC, NEA-BC

12. Power of Professional Practice Models: Impact

Pamela Duncan, MSN, RN, CCRN, Chantel Fusco BSN, RN



Appendix A. Example Values Clarification Workshop

Appendix B. Example Implementation Booster Sessions

Appendix C. Example Assessment of Professional Practice Model Integration

“Rarely is there a comprehensive work of this magnitude produced to provide intense and practical direction.…This work…is a must read for those nurse leaders following in our footsteps. It will enable them to increase their knowledge of the systems and processes required to implement, sustain, and measure professional nursing practice while providing a strategic framework to guide their plans for their organizations in the future. “  




• Karen S. Hill,  DNP, RN, NEA-BC, FACHE, FAAN


Editor-in-Chief, The Journal of Nursing Administration
Joanne Duffy