Nursing Professional Practice Model

The nursing professional practice modelat Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital was developed by the clinical nursing staff and nursing leadership team. This model portrays a schematic description of how nurses practice, collaborate, communicate and develop professionally to provide the highest quality care for our patients and families. Centered around our patients and families, nurses at Johns Hopkins All Children’s deliver compassionate and safe care through collaborative practice. We foster a spirit of curiosity and inquiry and express a continuous commitment to professional growth and development. The professional practice model is anchored in our nursing vision, mission and values, which tie directly to the overall purpose of the organization. The professional practice model is the basis for our peer feedback system, our clinical advancement program and connects to our strategic initiatives.

Nursing Interpretative Statements

Patient- & Family-Centered Care is shown through assessment, education, inclusion and collaboration to individualize the patient care plan. We achieve this through encouraging, communicating with, and advocating for patients and families. This holistic approach ensures the empowerment and autonomy of the patients, families and medical teams to attain the best possible outcomes for the patient.

Compassionate and Safe Care is demonstrated by creating a culture of safety. We care for our patients and each other through empathy, advocacy, active listening, patience and wellness promotion. We are particularly attuned to the execution of infection prevention, environmental safety and medication safety.

Collaborative Practice is a daily practice with the interdisciplinary team to advocate, ensure safety and contribute to each patient’s plan of care. The nurses at Johns Hopkins All Children’s use professional nursing clinical judgment and standards of practice to make autonomous nursing care decisions. Participation in shared governance councils and promoting collective decision-making are additional examples of nurse autonomy at Johns Hopkins All Children’s.

Culture of Curiosity and Inquiry is shown through embracing lifelong learning. We improve specialty practice and clinical excellence through research, quality improvement and translating evidence into practice.

Commitment to Professional Growth and Development is part of our nursing mission, and we believe a strong foundation is the core to building excellence. We attain this through tuition reimbursement, promotion of specialty certification, and by providing multiple opportunities for continuing education. By encouraging professional growth, we ensure optimal outcomes for all children.