Implementing a Nursing Professional Model to Improve Staff Nurse Engagement and Teamwork

Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing (03/02/20) Vol. 51, No. 3, P. 131 Sohal, Lakhbir

New research quantified the impact of a professional practice model in a medical-surgical telemetry unit on nurse engagement and teamwork. The results indicated a measurable improvement in engagement on the unit, a stronger teamwork culture, fewer falls among patients, and appreciable staff satisfaction. "The implementation and enculturation of a professional practice model demonstrate the intent to capture the hearts and minds of nurses and create an environment in which nurses are engaged and a culture of teamwork exists," said Lakhbir Sohal, DNP, MSN, RN, NEA-BC, at Kaiser Permanente's Sacramento Medical Center. "An engaged workforce helps encapsulate a safe, efficient, and effective environment not only for nurses but also for their patients."

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