Nursing Professional Practice Model


The MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center (MFSMC) Professional Practice Model (PPM) is reviewed annually by different nursing groups with the distinct purpose of ensuring clinical nurse involvement. The PPM is discussed first by the nursing directors during the review of the strategic plan, and the topics to include in the PPM are then sent to the Magnet Ambassadors Council (MAC) to draft. The MAC then sends the draft to the Nursing Executive Leadership Council (NELC) and then to the Magnet Steering Council. Once input is received by all parties, the MAC members disseminate the approved version of the PPM to all nursing staff members. The approved version is also available to all hospital staff members on StarPort, MFSMC’s intranet.     

The Professional Practice Model includes:

  • Relationship-based care
  • Magnet components: Transformational Leadership, Structural Empowerment, Exemplary Professional Practice, and New Knowledge, Innovations, and Improvements
  • Language of Caring
  • SPIRIT values: Service, Patient First, Integrity, Respect, Innovation, and Teamwork
  • EBP and Research
  • Empirical Outcomes
  • Trusted Leader
  • Advancing Population Health
  • Quality and Safety Culture
  • Interprofessional Collaboration