Inside best practice: Structural changes for nursing education

HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, July 1, 2010

When a new CNO arrived at Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center in Hartford, CT in 2006, she mandated structural changes—one of these being a requirement that nursing education become a collaborative process with nurse educators and clinical nurse specialists to support the new shared governance structure.

“We were looking at the way the nursing council worked. This new approach had to be vetted by our nursing management council, and some discussions were had with human resources and also at the director level to drive down accountability and make sure staff were attending,” says Erica Siddell, PhD, RN, director of nursing education and professional development in Saint Francis’ Center for Nursing Education and Practice Innovation. “It was a cultural shift for us.”

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