Nursing

Collaboration and teamwork facilitate integration of the Synergy Model into acute care practice

Briefings on Evidence-Based Staff Development (formerly The Staff Educator), December 1, 2010

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As part of the shared governance model at Beaufort (SC) Memorial Hospital (BMH), the nursing department was challenged to identify and implement a care delivery model that speaks to competency issues in relation to the complex and dynamic needs of patients. The AACN Synergy Model, which incorporates Benner’s novice to expert model (Benner, 1984), was chosen since it would help capture various levels of nursing competencies in relation to patient needs.

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