At Banner Health, our nurses provide the foundation that supports excellence in compassionate and skilled patient care. The nursing care throughout Banner is built on the framework of our Professional Practice Model which puts the focus of nursing activities on the patient, the family, the profession of nursing and nursing’s contribution to society. Banner Health nurses care delivery is based on Joanne Duffy’s Quality Caring Model which emphasizes “caring relationships as the central organizing aspect of professional nursing practice”.
Several of our Banner Health facilities have either achieved the prestigious Magnet® designation award by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) or on the journey to become Magnet® designated hospitals. The Magnet Recognition Program® administered by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the largest and most prominent nurses credentialing organization in the world, recognizes healthcare organizations that provide the very best in nursing care and professionalism in nursing practice. To patients, it means the very best care, delivered by nurses who are supported to be the very best that they can be.
The Magnet Recognition Program® was developed by the ANCC to recognize health care organizations that provide nursing excellence. When a healthcare organization fosters the ideal environment for nursing talent, the whole organization reaps the rewards. The program recognizes quality patient care, nursing excellence, innovations and improvements in professional nursing practice. By becoming Magnet® recognized organizations empower nurses to reach their true potential.
The Magnet Recognition Program® serves as the gold standard for nursing excellence and provides consumers with the ultimate benchmark for measuring quality of care. Learn more information about the Magnet Recognition Program®.
Neva Spencer DNP, RN, NNP-BC/CNO- Interim VP Delivery-Nursing & Sr. Dir. Of Professional Practice
“Banner Health nurses are known for their compassion, their spirit of inquiry and their innovations in patient care, demonstrating repeatedly their dedication to making healthcare easier so life can be better. Our professional practice tenets of Contribution to Society, Contribution to Our Profession and Contribution to Our Patients sets Banner Health nurses apart. We lead change and advance health by inspiring passionate professional practice during every interaction. As Banner Health nurses our unwavering commitment to reaching new levels of excellence through advancements improvements and innovations will leave a lasting legacy to be proud of.
I’m so very proud of each of our 15,000-plus nurses, working around the clock in every community we serve. I am honored to work with so many nursing heroes and their colleagues who find joy in providing world-class patient care.
I am privileged to be a nurse – I am proud to be a Banner Nurse.”
Banner Estrella Medical Center (BEMC) received the prestigious Magnet designation in October 2015. Exemplars mentioned from the American Nurse Credentialing Center included the robust nursing succession planning and the interdisciplinary team collaboration. Below are examples of professional nursing contributions in relation to the Banner Health Professional Practice Model (PPM). Banner Health’s PPM is foundational in creating a professional practice environment and is imbedded within the structures and processes of BEMC. The PPM is a structure for nurses that supports the development of professional nursing practice and promote excellent patient care experiences.
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As a three-time Magnet®-designated facility, Banner – University Medical Center Phoenix (BUMCP) values and supports nurse autonomy, professional growth, and the generation and implementation of new nursing knowledge through evidence-based practice and nursing research. BUMCP nurses are recognized for their contributions to patients, the nursing profession, and society at large.
Contribution to Patients: BUMCP nurses provide patient-centered nursing care using process improvement and evidence-based practice methods to achieve excellence in patient outcomes. Nursing care delivery is based on the principles of human caring, defined by Joanne Duffy’s Quality Caring Model.
Contribution to Profession: BUMCP nurses are supported to practice at the highest level within their scope of practice. As such, professional development is valued and promoted, and nurses create and implement innovative practices based on empirical data. BUMCP nurses collaborate with the interprofessional health care team and are recognized internally as well as externally to the larger community
Contribution to Society: BUMCP Nurses collaborate with internal and external partners to influence healthier patient populations. Examples include: