The Professional Practice Model


Nursing Professional Practice ModelOur Professional Practice Model is an organizing framework for nurses and nursing care and the structures and processes that promote professional nursing practice. The CHOP Nursing Professional Practice Model describes the key domains of nursing practice and how nurses and nursing practice support the mission, vision and values of the Department of Nursing and the organization at large.

At The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, the patient, the family and the community are the focus of professional nursing practice, which is consistent with the organizational philosophy of care. The following beliefs serve as the foundation of our care and partnership with families:

The Professional Practice Model organizes professional nursing practice into four domains, all of which are essential to the care of patients and families and to the practice of nursing: Clinical Practice, Communication, Collaboration and Professional Development. These four domains both reflect and support the Department of Nursing’s Philosophy, Mission, Vision and Values.

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