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Web site spotlight: The house that nurses built: Nurses design an innovative way to illustrate their professional practice model

Nurse Leader Insider, November 16, 2009

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Some people love diagrams and charts. The concentric circles and interpretive arrows make instinctual sense to them, clearly and simply illustrating a complex idea. To the rest of us, these charts all too often look like monochromatic shapes that we must puzzle over in an effort to find the connection between the diagram and its real-life version.

Such can be the case for many nurses when they look at a schematic diagram that tries to show the integration of a professional nursing practice model with the overall institutional model of care. Many feel little connection between a flat diagram and how they care for their patients every day. So the nurses at The Medical Center of Central Georgia (MCCG) in Macon, led by Meryl Montgomery, RN, MSN, the hospital’s ANCC Magnet Recognition Program® (MRP) director, set out to design a different representation and came up with one that perfectly fits the hospital’s warm, Southern atmosphere: a traditional antebellum house.

Editor’s note: To read the rest of this article, visit “The house that nurses built: Nurses design an innovative way to illustrate their professional practice model” found in the Reading Room at www.StrategiesForNurseManagers.com.

Do you need continuing education (CE) credits? Check out this month’s CE article to learn about forming patient advisory boards or visit our archives and view a compilation of CE articles (marked with an asterisk).



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