Promoting professional nursing practice: linking a professional practice model to performance expectations

Nurs Clin North Am. 2011 Mar;46(1):67-79. doi: 10.1016/j.cnur.2010.10.009.


Professional practice models (PPMs) provide the conceptual framework for establishing professional nursing practice. Integrating a PPM requires complex organizational change. One strategy for integrating a PPM is to directly link the PPM with performance expectations to ensure that underlying beliefs are integrated into everyday practice. This article describes the development, implementation, and successful outcomes of a clinical advancement system that was aligned with a PPM.

Publication types

  • Evaluation Study
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Academic Medical Centers
  • Career Mobility*
  • Chicago
  • Clinical Governance
  • Diffusion of Innovation*
  • Employee Performance Appraisal
  • Evidence-Based Practice
  • Humans
  • Models, Nursing*
  • Nurse's Role / psychology
  • Nursing Staff, Hospital / education
  • Nursing Staff, Hospital / organization & administration*
  • Nursing Staff, Hospital / psychology
  • Organizational Objectives
  • Outcome and Process Assessment, Health Care
  • Patient-Centered Care
  • Philosophy, Nursing
  • Professional Competence*
  • Program Development
  • Program Evaluation