Nursing Grand Rounds

Nursing Grand Rounds provides a forum for nurses at Stanford Hospital & Clinics (SHC) to share Clinical expertise, nursing best practice and other topics of interest that help improve our patient outcomes and enhance our patient experiences. Topics discussed in Grand Rounds relate to the components within our Professional Practice Model, which drives nursing practice at SHC.

Nursing Grand Rounds attendees listen to a presentation given by an expert in the field and have an opportunity for Q&A, as well as one on one conversations with the speaker.

Nursing grand rounds objectives:

  • To explore and disseminate new issues, policies, innovations, and trends in best practice, evidenced-based care delivery & professional growth.
  • To communicate new and emerging national and local healthcare initiatives, as well as hospital-specific Clinical and strategic imperatives.
  • To showcase SHC nursing expertise through the presentation of Clinical case studies, helping nurses translate the concepts of our Professional Practice Model and Magnet ideals to the daily practice of nursing.
  • To encourage professional development, energize our nursing workforce and encourage excellence in professional nursing practice.

Past grand rounds have included speakers on a variety of topics, including:

  • An Overview of the Nurse's Role in National Healthcare Initiatives
  • Understanding Advanced Practice Roles and Contributions
  • Words of Wisdom: Clinical Nurses' Pathway through the PNDP
  • Geriatric Pearls and Pitfalls: Caring for Hospitalized Elderly Patients
  • Power, Control, Autonomy and Influence: Shared Governance at Stanford
  • Genomics 101: Study of Bart Simpson's Family
  • Taking Action to Improve Patient Outcomes
  • A Closer Look at Pain and Pain Management
  • Taking Patient Care to the Sky: Stanford Life Flight
  • Patricia Benner: The Expert Professional

Nursing Grand Rounds occurs on the first Wednesday of each month (excluding holidays) Please view our calendar for date, time, and location of the next Nursing Grand Rounds event.

If you have an interesting topic and/or a presenter which you feel might be appropriate for Nursing Grand Rounds, please submit your suggestion to: NursingGrandRounds@stanfordmed.org