Title

Everyday excellence. A framework for professional nursing practice in long-term care

Document Type

Article

Peer Reviewed

1

Publication Date

7-1-2008

Journal, Book or Conference Title

Research in gerontological nursing

NLM Title Abbreviation

Res Gerontol Nurs

PubMed ID

20077966

DOI

10.3928/00220124-20091301-08;

Abstract

RNs make measurable contributions to the health and wellness of individuals living in nursing homes. However, most nursing homes do not employ adequate numbers of professional nurses with specialized training in the nursing care of older adults to positively affect resident outcomes. As a result, many people never receive excellent geriatric nursing while living in a long-term care facility. Nurses have introduced various professional practice models into health care institutions as tools for leading nursing practice, improving client outcomes, and achieving organizational goals. Problematically, few professional practice models have been implemented in nursing homes. This article introduces an evidence-based framework for professional nursing practice in long-term care. The Everyday Excellence framework is based on eight guiding principles: Valuing, Envisioning, Peopling, Securing, Learning, Empowering, Leading, and Advancing Excellence. Future research will evaluate the usefulness of this framework for professional nursing practice.

Keywords

Clinical Governance/organization & administration, Evidence-Based Nursing, Geriatric Nursing/organization & administration, Humans, Leadership, Long-Term Care/organization & administration, Nurse's Role, Nursing Homes/organization & administration, Nursing Research, Professional Competence, Quality of Health Care/organization & administration

Published Article/Book Citation

The definitive version was published in Research in gerontological nursing, 1:3 (2008) pp.217-228. DOI:10.3928/00220124-20091301-08;.

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http://ir.uiowa.edu/nursing_pubs/1234