Nursing Professional Practice Model
Achieving World-Class Outcomes at Good Samaritan
A Professional Practice Model provides a framework for enabling nurses
to articulate their unique contribution to health care. The model provides
graphic depictions of nursing at any given institution. Good Samaritan’s
Nursing Professional Practice Model evolved through a collaborative effort
between staff nurses, managers, directors, and advanced practice nurses.
From the traveler that inspired the need for a hospital in Vincennes (1901)
to the development of transitional care in the home (2012), the patient
remains the focus of nursing at Good Samaritan. The Nursing Professional
Practice Model frames and directs nursing practice according to legal
and ethical professional standards. Good Samaritan is focused on outcomes,
which promotes the very best patient care.
The “shared vision” at the foundation of the lighthouse symbolizes
that it takes all of us working together with a common purpose to produce
the very best outcomes for our patients. A compass with a lighthouse illustrates
nursing as the compass guiding coordinated, compassionate, collaborative,
and competent care at Good Samaritan.
The Four Cs
The seal of excellence demonstrates our success at providing the best care
possible for the patient, family, and self, which is at the center of
everything we do. The four Cs are also an integral part of our model and
demonstrates the care we provide is coordinated, compassionate, competent
and collaborative. Nurses know the care we give every day needs a balance
of these four core values in order to give world-class care leading to
Coordinated depicts bringing together inputs, delivery, management, and organization
of services related to diagnosis, treatment, care, rehabilitation, and
Compassionate is the emotional capability of having empathy and sympathy for the suffering
of others. Compassion is at the heart of nursing and is incorporated into
our name, “Good Samaritan”.
Collaborative is developing a partnership grounded in respect and recognition of each
partner’s contribution to patient care. Good Samaritan nurses collaborate
daily with multiple disciplines such as lab, PT, OT, RT, physicians and
Competence, as defined by the Institute of Medicine (2003) is “the habitual
and judicious use of communication, knowledge, technical skills, clinical
reasoning emotions, values, and reflection in daily practice for the benefit
of the individuals and community being served.” Good Samaritan nurses
take pride in the competent care provided to each patient.