The exemplary professional practice component of the Magnet Model isn’t just the establishment of a strong professional, but, what that strong professional can achieve. Sparrow Nurses fully understand their role and how that role relates with Patients, the community, and the rest of the Sparrow team.

 

Professional Practice Model

Professional Advancement System

In May 2011, the newly developed Professional Advancement System (PAS) was introduced. Our professional practice model, the Transformational Model for Professional Practice (TMPP), provides the framework for this three level system. More than 400 nurses applied to participate in the PAS. Over the year, 22 education sessions were provided on how to write a clinical narrative utilizing the TMPP.

June 30 was the deadline for portfolio submission. A total of 157 portfolios were received. Review of the portfolios was accomplished by the PAS Committee, Nursing Directors, and the Vice President of Nursing.


Level 1

Level 2

Level 3

Level 4

Number of Nurses Successfully Achieving Level

44

84

20

148


 

Forty-four nurses who participated in the PAS obtained professional certification during the year long program.

Transformational Model of Professional Practice (TMPP)

 

PAS PARTICIPANT LEVEL ACHIEVEMENT

Name

Department

Level

Anderson, Joanne

Cancer Center

3

Anderson, John

Emergency

2

Andrews, Peggy

Endoscopy

2

Arkles, Jessica

PICU

2

Ashton, Pauline

Surgery

2

Baert, Tiara

Emergency

3

Bates, Fiona

4-South

3

Beaney, Cynthia

4-Foster

2

Birkmire, Diane

ICU

2

Blasius, Mary

Emergency

2

Bobillo, Jessica

Neuro Stepdown

2

Boomershire-Whitbeck

Pediatrics

2

Brook, Katrina

L&D

1

Brookes, Andrew

Emergency

1

Brown, Autumn

Pediatrics

2

Butler, Rosealie

CC Float Team

1

Canfield, Jodi

Neuro Stepdown

2

Chamberlain, Julie

Emergency

1

Chebli, Janeen

RNICU

3

Cherry-Mauntel, Kate

4-South

1

Collins, Lea

RNICU

2

Conklin, Nicole

Emergency

2

Conn, Lori

Pediatrics

2

Connelly, Anastasia

Neuro Stepdown

1

Costigan, Joanne

RNICU

2

Couser, Kathryn

Surgery

1

Darnell, Erin

Pediatrics

2

Deford, Deb

Emergency

2

Minard, Maryann

PICU

2

Demaadg, Stephanie

Emergency SLH

2

Dodge, Toni

L&D

2

Doherty, Mickylouise

OPCU

2

Douglas, Debra

SANE

2

Dupuis, Cynthia

CC Float Team

2

Dykeman, Jamie

Pediatrics

1

Erspamer, Linda

L&D

3

Fledpausch, Patricia

Mother Baby Center

2

Flores, Alicia

Pediatrics

1

Forsberg, Ashley

Med/Surg Float

3

French, Mary

Emergency

2

French, Shannon

Pediatrics

2

Furney, Carolyn

PACU

1

Gamet, Kimberly

L&D

1

Gaukel, Gena

Pediatrics

1

George, Marianne

Nursing Education

3

Gilbert-Eyeres, Erin

L&D

2

Gilreath, Alysia

SANE

1

Gilreath, Vicki

Clinical Trials

1

Glatz, Elisa

RNICU

2

Goddeeris, Diane

L&D

2

Gonzalez-Jarvi, Marissa

RNICU

2

Goodell, Janet

Peds Subspecialty Clinic

1

Gothberg, Jamie

5-West

1

Graham-Roberts, Erin

Diabetes Center

2

Griffin, Stephanie

PICU

2

Grove, Courtney

RNICU

2

Guild, Kristin

7-Neumann

2

Hallenbeck, Renee

Pediatrics

2

Harakas, Cynthia

ICU

3

Harger, Christine

Pediatrics

2

Harr, Kimberly

Pediatrics

2

Hash, Lora

L&D

2

Hayes, Rebecca

NCU

3

Helms, Andrea

4-Foster

1

Hettinger, Kathryn

Emergency

1

Hinkle, Melissa

CC Transport

3

Hodge, Deanna

Mother Baby Center

2

Hoffman, Sharon

ICU

2

Huckins, Cynthia

CCU

2

Hufnagel, Gale

PACU

3

Imhoff, Robbi

CC Float Team

2

Jacobs, Mary

Emergency

3

Jacobson, Lynette

L&D

3

Johns, Julia

6-Foster Rehab

2

Joncas, Cindy

OPCU/Endo SLH

2

Kasper, Matthew

Emergency

1

Kavo, Marcy

PICU

2

Keefe, Aaron

CC Float Team

1

Kinloch, Louellen

Emergency

2

Klatt, Kimberly

OPCU

1

Korcal, Layna

Peds Subspecialty Clinic

1

Kuhn, Sandra

ICU

3

Kurzer, Sandra

Occupational Health

1

Lake, Sharon

CC Transport

3

Lamey, Leesa

PACU

1

Latunski, Rachel

Emergency

3

Latunski, Troy

Emergency

2

Leavitt, Luanne

Emergency

3

Liberato, Sarah

L&D

1

Lopez, Debbie

Emergency

2

Macal, Jennifer

Neuro Stepdown

2

Mahan, Jayne

CC Float Team

1

Martin, Monica

Mother Baby Center

2

Medei, Mary Kathryn

7-Neumann

2

Meno, Steven

IP APU

2

Mesaros, Annette

Cardiology

2

Meyers, Tamara

L&D

2

Miller, Courtney

PICU

1

Miller, Keri

4-Foster

1

Miller, Stephanie

4-Foster

2

Miller, Teresa

L&D

3

Monahan, Jason

Emergency

1

Monahan, Julie

Emergency

2

Mundt, Martha

L&D

2

Nixon, Jessica

4-Foster

2

Parsons, Tammy

Neuro Stepdown

2

Patrick, Ann Marie

4-Foster

2

Perkins, Mary

IP APU

3

Pridgen, Diane

L&D

2

Proctor, Cassandra

6-West

2

Prosser, Stephanie

RNICU

2

Rademacher, Kathy

8-South

2

Rademacher, Mary

OPCU/Endo SLH

1

Ramsey, Janet

OPCU/Endo SLH

2

Ranieri, Dana

IP Substance Abuse

2

Rishell, Mandi

L&D

1

Rodewald, Martha

RNICU

2

Rohlfs, Luke

ICU

1

Schaefer, Kathryn

Nursing Education

3

Schmidtfranz, Theone

Intermediate Float Pool

2

Shaw, Bethany

Pediatrics

2

Simons, Deborah

OPCU

1

Smith, Pamela

Radiation Oncology

2

Soluk, Janell

Pediatrics

2

Sosebee, Delores

Pediatrics

3

Spitzley, Dana

PICU

1

Stanulis, Katherine

Med/Surg Float

1

Stasiuk, Linda"

3

Stimson, Christopher

Emergency SLH

2

Sullivan, Mary Pat

Pallative Care

1

Sweet, Ashley

4-South

3

Uschuk, Karen

PACU

2

Vanburen, Michelle

Surgery

1

Vannote, Artesia

7-Neumann

2

Vincent, Jennifer

7-Neumann

2

Warder, Amy

L&D

2

Weller, Catherine

4-Foster

2

Wissner, Carol

PICU

2

Wolf-Sartor, Eileen

Emergency

1

Wood, Brooke

7-Neumann

2

Wright, Elizabeth

PACU

1

Wuetrich, Robyne

Intermediate Float Pool

2

Youngs, Kellye

PICU

2

Zink, Kay

OPCU

2

Zischke, Kelly

Med/Surg Float

2

Care Delivery Systems

Planning and Delivering Care

  • The Bedside Shift Report was launched in April 2012.
  • Skills training vignettes were developed with Sparrow Nurses in “starring roles.” The result has been highly effective in impacting nurse communication on the HCAHPS patient satisfaction survey. Other results realized include a reduction in incidental overtime, a decrease in call-light usage and an improvement of the perception of quality of care.

Nursing Foundations for Quality of Care

Active staff development or continuing education programs

  • Sparrow Nurses benefited from 40 education programs that provided contact hours in 2012
  • Sparrow Nurses participate in our monthly Nurse Enrichment Program. Topics in 2012 included: Pain Management at the Bedside, Cultural Stories in Palliative Care, Evaluation and Management of Delirium, Nursing in Cuba, Tips in Test Taking: Certification & Beyond, Introduction to Forensic Nursing, and Learning from the 2012 Magnet Conference.
  • Our preceptor workshop hosted 39 participants in 2012
  • BLS, PALS, and ACLS is offered on-site at no charge to our Caregivers. In 2012, we became a training center for ACLS.

High standards of nursing care are expected by administration

  • Our RN to BSN goal of 80% of bedside nurses to be BSN prepared by 2020 is based on the Institute of Medicine recommendations. A white paper was developed to articulate these expectations.
  • Benchmarking Magnet Hospitals and teaching hospitals like Sparrow is fundamental to our practice, including frequent use of NDNQI data and the Magnet list serve.
  • The Sparrow Nurse is highly encouraged to be nationally certified, with 60% of all bedside nurses the goal by 2020.

Clinical competency is fundamental to nursing practice

  • Competency based orientation is the norm.
  • Preceptors support and guide the new nurse’s orientation.
  • Our nurse residency is in its 12th year. Over 45 new nurses graduated from the program in 2012.
  • The Critical Care Fellowship graduated seven ready-to-practice fellows in 2012.

Culture of Safety

In April 2012, we conducted the AHRQ Safety Culture Survey which will serve as our baseline for all units participating. In prior years, only critical care units were invited to complete the survey. Based on our results, action plans have been focused on three key areas: medication safety practices, implementing our electronic medical record and communications. A few examples of our initiatives include:

  • The development of a Nursing-Pharmacy Liaison Committee
  • Process changes related to EPIC
  • Medication administration barcode scanning implementation
  • High Reliability Organization education
  • Metal detectors installed in our Emergency Department