Best practice: Resource room funded by nurses, for nurses

HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, July 28, 2009

Nurses at the University of Kansas Hospital in Kansas City have somewhere they can go when they need a quiet space to study for professional certification, a computer where they can research the latest evidence-based practices, or a conference table to bring people together. The nursing resource center is a room dedicated to nurses' use and equipped with comfortable chairs, audiovisual equipment, professional journals, and computer access.

"It is funded through an endowment that nurses and others donate to," says Tammy Peterman, RN, MS, NEA-BC, executive vice president, chief operating officer, and CNO at University of Kansas Hospital. "[We] have money taken out of our checks each month to support the nursing resource center. So it's really a nursing resource center supported by nurses."

Source: HCPro's Advisor to the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®, July issue. Don't have a subscription? Take a look at the benefits of becoming a member of HCPro's Resource Center for the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®.

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