The Lourdes Nursing Professional Practice Model is an integration of our hearts; the Lourdes Mission, Vision, and Values; our nursing philosophy; Benner's conceptual model of Novice to Expert; Relationship-based Care; the Stetler Model of Research Utilization; the Core Values of Ascension Health; and our Professional Nurse Advancement and Recognition Program criteria. This framework evolved over many years, beginning with our staff nurses recognizing that professional nursing practice encompasses leadership, exemplary clinical practice, education, and research.
The core of our Nursing Professional Practice Model reflects our reason for being: patients, families, and our community. The next ring denotes our framework for nursing care delivery - relationship-based care. The subsequent ring shows our core values to which we are committed and which guide our behaviors. The outer ring reflects the four key elements of Professional Nursing Practice at Lourdes, which are recognized in the Professional Nurse Advancement and Recognition Program. This ring also includes the concepts that guide where we are going and what we need to do to get there: Spirituality, High Reliability, Engagement, and Diversity.
Learn more about our Nursing accomplishments and outcomes by reading Lourdes Nursing Annual Report.