Professional Practice Model and Care Delivery System

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The Penn State Hershey Nursing Professional Practice Model shows how nurses practice, collaborate, communicate, and develop professionally to provide the highest quality care for those we serve in every setting where nursing care is delivered. The schematic uses the Nittany Lion's paw to depict the systematic integration of nursing practice with our mission, vision, and values. The digits of the paw are formed by the four components of the Magnet Model. The concepts and constructs of our nursing system are aligned with the Magnet Model components.

The Nursing Care Delivery System is integrated as the central component of the Professional Practice Model; and is depicted in the schematic by the pad of the Nittany Lion paw. The Care Delivery System embodies the nursing care and processes crucial to providing an Extraordinary Patient and Family Experience depicted at the center of the schematic. Our nursing values align with the organization's values of respect, integrity, teamwork, and excellence. These values underpin our actions and interactions with others and therefore we say with confidence that We Care, We Innovate, We Inspire, We Commit, We Partner ... We are Penn State Hershey Nursing.

Five principles of the Care Delivery System are identified in the sections that surround the Patient and Family Experience: Interprofessional Professional Collaboration, Staffing and Scheduling, Quality and Safety Outcomes, Integrated Technology, and Care Transitions. These principles explain the context of care, describe mechanisms and skills for nursing care delivery; and consider the outcomes for safe quality nursing care.