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Developing, Implementing, and Evaluating a Professional Practice Model

Basol, Roberta MA, RN, NE-BC; Hilleren-Listerud, Amy DNP, RN, ACNS-BC, CBN, PCCN; Chmielewski, Linda MS, RN, NEA-BC

JONA: The Journal of Nursing Administration: January 2015 - Volume 45 - Issue 1 - p 43–49
doi: 10.1097/NNA.0000000000000153

This article describes how The Compass, a professional practice model (PPM), was developed through clinical nurse involvement, review of literature, expert opinion, and an innovative schematic. Implementation was supported through a dynamic video account of a patient story, interwoven with The Compass. Postproject evaluation of PPM integration demonstrates opportunities for professional nursing development and future planning.

Author Affiliations: Care Center Director (Ms Basol), Intensive Care/Surgical Care and Clinical Practice; Clinical Nurse Specialist (Dr Hilleren-Listerud), Surgical Care Unit; and Vice President, Hospital Operations/Chief Nursing Officer (Ms Chmielewski), St Cloud Hospital, CentraCare Health, St Cloud, Minnesota.

The authors declare no conflicts of interest.

Correspondence: Ms Basol, St Cloud Hospital, 1406 6th Ave N, St Cloud, MN 56303 (

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