MedStar Georgetown University Hospital was the first hospital in the nation's capital to achieve Magnet® Recognition.
Our Highly Engaged Nurses Influence Practice Every Day
At MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, our nurses are leaders. In our collaborative work environment, associates are free to exchange ideas, pilot new innovations, and strive towards new levels of clinical and research excellence. Nurses are also crucially important voices in all levels of our institutional decision-making. By empowering our nursing staff to make the most of their abilities, we ensure that MedStar Georgetown University Hospital is both a great place to work and to receive care.
Our Professional Practice Model
The MedStar Georgetown University Hospital Professional Practice Model:
- Defines the key components of practice within the Division of Nursing.
- Is based on Dorthea Orem's Self-Care Deficit Nursing Theory.
- Aligns MedStar Georgetown nursing practice with our values, mission and vision.
- Supports registered nurse control over the delivery of care and environment of care.
- Guides nurses in their decisions about how to practice, communicate, collaborate and professionally develop.
How We Impact Nursing Practice
In the Division of Nursing, collaborative governance empowers nurses to influence decisions and solve problems that affect their nursing practice, their professional development and self-fulfillment, and their work environment. Collaborative governance is the process by which nurses have the authority to make decisions about clinical practice, quality improvement, and evidence-based practice and research.
The professional nursing staff at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital organize, integrate, and manage the delivery of nursing care through councils. Councils address issues related to practice, performance improvement/research, and education and professional development. We encourage each nurse to participate in a unit council, hospital council, corporate council, or to serve as a champion for unit-based educational opportunities.