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Nursing Professional Development

Using the IOWA Model of Evidence Based Practice and the Nursing Professional Practice Model, the pathway for nurse advancement begins at orientation and extends throughout employment.
Two nurses in the Critical Care Unit reviewing data.


As an individual nurse moves through the pathway of professional growth, we ensure continuing education opportunities that facilitate exploration of new knowledge that can scaffold onto existing knowledge. This expanded knowledge allows a greater opportunity to enhance alignment with our priorities and goals. The nurse gains knowledge, skills and attributes that facilitate the requirements we must maintain as an organization and to enhance our quality patient outcomes.

As the nurse moves through the pathway, there is opportunity to build sustainability through succession planning. Career advancement engages nurses within a trajectory as leaders, teachers, advocates and innovators. Using this pathway, allows individuals a lattice movement of professional growth and the building of new knowledge and evidence that add to the science and practice of nursing and quality patient care.

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