Professional Practice Model

Nursing Vision: 
Commitment to nursing excellence through leadership, knowledge, caring and innovation

The Professional Practice Model is a model with an associated framework designed to promote respectful, collegial interactions and informed decision making at all levels of the nursing division, and across disciplines, as it relates to quality of care, professional expertise, and professional practice.  This model is integrated with our GHS philosophy of nursing and upholds the values of Jean Watson’s Theory of Human Caring, and our affiliation with and belief in the Planetree™ philosophy.

In accordance with the philosophy of professional nursing practice, decisions will occur within the council structure and within the realm of the council responsibilities.

Nurses at the unit level are empowered to make practice decisions which impact positively on the quality of patient and family care.  Practice decisions are clinically focused, consensus driven and conform to the philosophy of nursing and standards set by the government and by accrediting and regulatory agencies.

The purpose of a Professional Practice Model is to foster an environment that allows nurses to make their optimal contributions toward positive patient outcomes.  The model supports informed decision making and is based on individual accountability for participation in professional practice.  Quality of patient care and collaborative professional relationships are the hallmark of this approach to clinical dialogue and decision making.

The creation of a Professional Practice Model is anchored in the belief that quality outcomes for our patients are best achieved through teamwork, open dialogue, respectful collaboration and individual accountability for professionalism.  It is through this model that nursing is best able to support its philosophy and to uphold the mission and values of the Greenville Health System.