Framework for Professional Nursing

At Banner Health, we recognize the invaluable role nurses play in delivering excellent patient care, and we are committed to their ongoing professional development.

We adopted the following Professional Nursing Practice and Development Framework, which places an emphasis where it should be — on the patient.

This framework guides Banner’s strategic planning, development and nursing protocols. It also identifies evidence-based concepts, as outlined by the American Nurses Association, which are necessary to support and develop the practice of professional nursing. Nursing development at Banner is achieved through in-service education, continuing education, formal education and career advancement.

While nursing focuses greatly on patient outcomes, as illustrated in our framework model, we maintain an unwavering commitment to quality and safety. In doing so, our nurses contribute to both the individual patients and the greater community.


Grand Rounds

Nursing Grand Rounds is a monthly forum held at Banner – University Medical Center Phoenix where Banner Health nurses have the opportunity to learn about an array of topics related to nursing.

Nursing Grand Rounds is coordinated by the Department of Professional Development as a teaching and learning opportunity for nurses. It brings together nurses from throughout the hospital to showcase their talents and share experiences with their nursing colleagues.

In some cases, topics presented at Grand Rounds have been published in professional journals or presented at industry conferences. As an added bonus, attendees receive nursing contact hours from the Arizona State Nurses Association.

A sampling of recent Nursing Grand Rounds topics:

  • Mission Possible: Prevention of Catheter-associated UTI
  • Results of a Collaborative Effort to Increase Nurse Satisfaction
  • Organ transplants – a three-part presentation series
  • Disaster nursing – a three-part presentation series

Nursing Resources

The following professional nursing associations provide information about the regulatory requirements, development opportunities, certification standards, industry trends and more for nurses in Arizona.