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Nursing Professional Development

As a Magnet® facility, the nursing leadership at Hendricks Regional Health is committed to safe, high quality, compassionate nursing care; and believe the key to this is providing an environment where nurses are supported in their professional development. We support and expect professional nursing practice. We encourage and support formal education, continuing education and certification. We support a shared leadership model that places the direct care nurses at the center of evidence-based patient care decision-making.

Spotlight: 2023 Evidence-Based Poster Fair

Nursing's 2023 evidence-based poster fair highlighted new techniques in nursing practice. Nurses throughout the hospital chose topics relevant to their individual area of expertise and investigated changing nursing practices for improving patient outcomes. The posters share what the nurses learned about scientifically-based changes in their specialty area.

The nursing department philosophy is centered on relationship-based care, with a focus on the relationship among the health care team, the nurse and the patient/family. We value building caring relationships with our patients/families and with each other. We believe in teamwork and encourage our nurses to be leaders, both in the hospital and on the unit, and with patients and their families.

Direct care nurses have access to multiple resources within our facility such as clinical nurse specialists, nurse educators, and nurse specialty providers, who can provide information or direction to enhance patient care. The work of the direct care nurse is based on professional nursing standards and the ANA code of ethics to assure high quality outcomes and focused nursing care.