Professional Practice Model

  • The center of the model and primary focus as CHI Health nurses is our patients, families, and staff
  • The sunrise and clouds in the center represents a new day and a new beginning as one healthcare system
  • Catherine McAuley’s Careful Nursing is our CHI Health Nursing Theory
  • A cross symbolizes our commitment to being a faith-based organization
  • The 4 cross components: Mission, Core Values, Vision, and Philosophy are how our decisions are made and our faith is upheld
  • Four quadrants (Quality, Nursing Practice Shared Governance, Care Delivery System, and Professional Development) group the themes that CHI Health nurses found important in their practice
  • The outer most ring contains words that further describe the characteristics CHI Health nurses embrace in fulfilling our Mission

Quality Components

  • Safety First-safety program designed to prevent and improve safety
  • Evidence Based Practice-using the evidence to drive practice
  • Patient Experience-perception of patients experience during their care

Nursing Practice Shared Governance

  • Councils/Committees-involvement of nurses at all levels in decision making bodies
  • Collaboration-interdisciplinary work that allows equal input into patient care to provide optimal outcomes
  • Communication-passage of information between disciplines 

Professional Development

  • Education- formal or informal educational programs to continual improve knowledge base
  • Certification-Professional nursing certification to validate expertise in specific clinical area
  • Research-looking more in depth at a current situation/incident and studying it under controlled circumstances

Care Delivery System leads to optimal outcomes

  • Autonomy-independent ability of a nurse to assess and provide nursing actions as appropriate based on licensure, competence, professional expertise
  • Authority-right to act in areas where one is given and accepts responsibility
  • Accountability-responsibility for reviewing judgments and decisions, evaluation effectiveness and directing future efforts