2018 ANNUAL REPORT
The 2018 Nursing Annual Report showcases the tremendous contributions of our Nursing Professionals here at Stanford Health Care. This year's report is organized around the main components of the American Nurses Credentialing Center's (ANCC) Magnet® Model: Transformational Leadership, Structural Empowerment, Exemplary Professional Practice, and New Knowledge and Innovation. The Magnet Model provides a framework for clinical, operational, and leadership practice, serving as a roadmap for Stanford Nursing's ongoing pursuit toward nursing excellence. Read more about Stanford's journey toward a 4th Magnet Designation coming up in 2020.
wHO WE ARE
Nursing is defined by caring. At Stanford Health Care, nursing has embraced the theory of Jean Watson’s Caring Science. Forged by the vision of Florence Nightingale who asserted that the “role of a nurse is to put her patient in the best position to be able to self-heal”, nurses are optimally positioned to be the heart of healing. By actively engaging in caring through authentic presence and intentionality, the nurse is able to optimize a person-centered approach to healing from within.
Stanford Nurses are bold leaders, compassionate healers, educators, and mentors, providing compassionate, connected to Stanford’s patients and families, as well as creating long-term impressions that continue to set Stanford Health Care apart.
The foundation for nursing practice at Stanford Health Care (SHC) is guided by the SHC Nursing Professional Practice Model (PPM), which represents all the components that constantly interact within all venues of the organization to guide and support the delivery of nursing care.
Magnet® Recognition is an award that acknowledges quality patient care and nursing excellence. It is the highest recognition bestowed by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Stanford Health Care initially received Magnet Recognition for Nursing Excellence in 2007. Magnet re-designations have been subsequently granted in April of 2012 and October of 2016. Stanford Nursing is currently pursuing their 4th Magnet Designation status and is anticipating redesignation in 2020.
Magnet Recognition is not a destination, but an ongoing journey. Stanford’s Magnet journey is about advancing staff contributions to achieve positive patient outcomes, enhancing recruitment and retention of outstanding healthcare professionals, expanding interdisciplinary collaborative relationships and increasing involvement in community partnerships.
This year Stanford Health Care's Interim Monitoring Report for 2020 Magnet re-designation was submitted and accepted. This report covered trended data, analysis, and improvements in nurse and patient satisfaction data, as well as a description of benchmark comparisons, trends, and interventions for nurse-sensitive metrics.
The 2010 Institute of Medicine’s (IOM) Future of Nursing Report calls for 80% of RNs to hold bachelor’s degrees by 2020, noting the need for higher education in RNs to take care of the higher complexity patients in our healthcare system.
Stanford Health Care (SHC) has surpassed the national goal by obtaining 90% of SHC nursing staff with a BSN, MSN or Doctorate level degree in nursing.
Credentialing advances the profession of nursing by both encouraging and recognizing professional achievement. As healthcare becomes increasingly complex and challenging, the value of certification as a mark of excellence is more important than ever.
Achieving certification demonstrates to patients and the public that a nurse’s knowledge, skills and abilities meet rigorous national standards – and reflects a deep commitment to patient safety and advancing the profession of nursing.