G 01 The Importance of a Professional Practice Framework to Achieve Clinical and Academic Transformation

Wednesday, 14 July 2010: 11:00 AM-12:15 PM
Description/Overview: This session will show the power of education and practice partnerships focused on advancing the education process for nurses and the practice realities of those who work in the acute care setting by using a professional practice framework. Each component of the professional practice framework will be reviewed including, core values, skills such as dialogue, partnership and polarity management, professional, financial, credentialing and legal standards, systems thinking, chaos and complexity science. The framework addresses what is called the wheel of progress that assures all the intentionallydesigned actions to transform the culture must: Integrate with the professional processes; support the scope of practice/services; and ensure that care is delivered with the accountability to serve humanity from pre-birth to death, across multiple settings that are interdisciplinary, integrated/interoperable and driven by evidence-based tools that are continuously updated and based on search.
Learner Objective #1: Delineate the components of a practice framework that supports clinical and academic transformation.
Learner Objective #2: ARticulate the impact of a practice framework on curriculum and clinical settings structures, processes and outcomes.
Donna M. Nickitas, Nursing, Hunter College, New York, NY
Symposium Organizer
Bonnie L. Wesorick, RN, MSN, FAAN, CPM Resource Center / Elsevier, Grand Rapids, MI