Professional Practice Model of Synergy

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Our Professional Practice Model of Synergy enables us to match care and services with the level of expertise and skills of the nurse.  We are committed to providing care and services that integrate the patient and his/her family.  We believe that nurses are advocates for quality healthcare and that they serve as the nucleus of an interdisciplinary team, which is focused on meeting the healthcare needs of those we serve.  We have selected the synergy model to build our practice expectations for nurses and care delivery.  Synergy results when the needs of a patient, clinical unit, and system are matched with the nurse’s competencies.  The synergy competencies by which each nurse is evaluated include:

  • Clinical Judgment
  • Advocacy and Moral Agency
  • Caring Practices
  • Collaboration
  • Systems Thinking
  • Response to Diversity
  • Facilitation of Learning
  • Clinical Inquiry (Innovator/Evaluator)


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