A Professional Practice Model is a schematic that symbolizes our
beliefs, values, theories, and systems for nursing practice. The
Stanford Health Care (SHC) Model for Nursing Professional Practice is
our unique depiction of all the key components of nursing practice at
SHC. It represents nursing practice in every setting: inpatient,
outpatient, perioperative, and episodic care venues.
Why is it important to have a model?
A Professional Practice Model defines the components of nursing
practice in a way that brings significance to our daily work. At SHC,
this Professional Practice Model unifies nursing practice throughout
At SHC, the care we provide for our patients and families is guided
by the following values:
Honesty: Truthful and open exchange Excellence: Doing our best at all times Advocacy: Acting in the best interest of the
patient Respect: Consideration and appreciation of others Teamwork: Working together in the spirit of
collaboration Compassion: Kindness and caring for everyone
Who was involved in the development of this model?
In January 2010, about 60 nurses from across the organization were
invited to a model-defining meeting. The best experience of the day
was to reawaken our excitement of what it means to be a Stanford
nurse. The Coordinating Council, which is comprised of the leadership
of all the Shared Governance Councils, served as the approval body for
the final model.