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Nursing Professional Practice Model

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The Upstate Nursing Professional Practice Model establishes the shared values within the department of nursing of professionalism, collaboration, education, resources, holistic care and goal to provide patient and family centered care to achieve optimum outcomes. Patient and family centered care is our care delivery model in which patients receive individualized care to meet their needs with the patient and family as the key priority of all we do.

Created in 2009 by clinical nurses from all specialties across Upstate Nursing, the American Association of Critical Care Nurses Synergy model and Relationship Based Care are the theoretical frameworks for the model. The model was reviewed and revised in 2016 by clinical nurses from all specialties.

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