Professional Practice Model and Care Delivery System

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The Penn State Hershey Nursing Professional Practice Model (PPM) is Nursing Excellence through Empowerment. This theme has been in use since the advent of our Magnet journey; and incorporates nursing practice within Penn State Hershey Medical Center and Penn State Hershey Medical Group. Nursing Excellence through Empowerment is supported by the organization's missions and values. The Care Delivery System (CDS), known as the Collaborative Care Transition System, is at the pinnacle of the PPM. Collaborating across disciplines is what we as nurses do every day; and describes nursing care and interventions in both inpatient and outpatient care.

The four missions of the organization (Clinical, Academic, Research, and Community) are why we exist as a health care organization. The pyramid contains and depicts our organizational values. The values are how we perform our work and are shared by all employees at Penn State Hershey. As a Department of Nursing, we embrace the organizational values:

  • Respect – for everyone
  • Trust – honesty and integrity in everything we do
  • Teamwork – in resource allocation, responsibilities, rewards, and governance
  • Compassion - for everyone
  • Diversity – of our workforce, patients, students, and leaders
  • Excellence – the constant pursuit in everything we do