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Structural Empowerment

Meeting time:
1st Monday of every month, 7:45 - 9:45 AM

Location:
SM Boardroom

Chair: Shanna Wheeler, BSN, RN

Co-Chair: Heather Hackett, BSN, RN

Key Documents and Minutes

 SMUCLA Structural Empowerment Council 2014-2015

"Give me a lever and place to stand, and I will move the world."
 ~ Archimedes 

 

Purpose:SEMagnet-Model

The Structural Empowerment (SE) Council will be tasked with ensuring that effective structures, processes and policies are in place to empower nurses and cultivate a strong professional practice. The SE Council is also responsible for fostering relationship and partnerships across the health care continuum and promoting a positive of image of nursing.  Members are the Chief Nursing Officer (CNO); one UD and one CNS; Designated direct-care nurses from all units and levels of nursing

 

Additional Ad hoc Members:

  • Marketing
  • UCLA SON Liaison
  • Physician representative
  • HR representative

Community Outreach Resources:

SMH Magnet Document - SEs

 SOE Title & Description

Units / Individuals Featured 

SE1EO P1 - Interprofessional Decision-Making Groups: Two examples of improvements resulting from the contributions of clinical nurses in interprofessional decision-making groups at the organizational level CYSTIC FIBROSIS - Improving access to care for patients with Cystic Fibrosis; Cystic Fibrosis Committee with ultimate objective of achieving CF Program Foundation Affiliate program 6NW, G. Sund
4MN, B. Lee
SE1EO P2 - Interprofessional Decision-Making Groups: Two examples of improvements resulting from the contributions of clinical nurses in interprofessional decision-making groups at the organizational level USE OF DATA TO DRIVE DOWN C-SECTION RATES - perform C-sections when medically necessary; interprofessional OBT Quality Improvement subcommittee Perinatal/QMS, D. Pham, P. Hanson,
A. Heffernan, D. Suda, K. Fragola
SE2EO P1 - Professional Organization Participation: Provide two examples of improvements resulting from a change in nursing practice that occurred because of clinical nurse involvement in a professional organization  THE USE OF NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF NEONATAL NURSES (NANN) GUIDELINES TO IMPROVE HYPOTHERMIA RATES IN VERY LOW BIRTH WEIGHT INFANTS NICU, S. Samimi, S. Mills
SE2EO P2 - Professional Organization Participation: Provide two examples of improvements resulting from a change in nursing practice that occurred because of clinical nurse involvement in a professional organization  IMPROVING EARLY MOBILITY RATES ICU, C. Wilson, M. Lawanson-Nichols
SE3EO P1 - Professional Nursing Certification: Provide one example, with supporting evidence, illustrating that nursing has met a targeted goal for improvement in professional nursing certification by unit or division  INCREASING PROFESSIONAL NURSING CERTIFICATION AT THE ORGANIZATIONAL LEVEL - 5% increase in FY 2015; achieved 38% by May 2015.  E. Matesic
SE3EO P2 - Professional Nursing Certification: Provide one example, with supporting evidence, illustrating that nursing has met a targeted goal for improvement in professional nursing certification by unit or division INCREASING PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATION AMONG O.R. NURSES - increase certification rate; achieved 54% by May 2015. O.R., M. Robinson, D. Miller, W. Litwinczuk
SE4EO P1 - Continuing Education Programs: Nurses' participation in a professional development activity that demonstrated and improvement in knowledge, skills, and/or practices for professional registered nurses IMPROVING REFERRALS TO PALLIATIVE CARE IN THE INTENSIVE CARE UNIT THROUGH EDUCATION. ICU/Palliative Care, J. Meyer, C. Wilson, M. Lawanson-Nichols
SE4EO P2 - Continuing Education Programs: Nurses' participation in a professional development activity that was associated with an improvement in a patient care outcome  PREPARING PEDIATRIC NURSES TO CARE FOR A NEW POPULATION OF HEMATOLOGY ONCOLOGY PATIENTS 6NW, C. Huang, G. Sund, A. Goldberg
SE5 - Non-Nurse Career Programs: A career development opportunity provided by the organization for non-nurse employees or members of the community interested in becoming a registered nurse PARTNERSHIP WITH UCLA COMMUNITY-BASED LEARNING PROGRAM - CBL and the UCLA Health Department of Nursing partnership Annual Healthcare Careers for Youth Expo, N. Sanaee, RN ICU, M. Lawanson-Nichols
SE6 - Nurses as Teachers: An educational activity provided by the organization focused on improving nurses' expertise in teaching a patient or family TEACH-BACK EDUCATIONAL CLASS AND "MEDUCATION" TOOLKIT TO IMPROVE NURSES' EXPERTISE IN PATIENT AND FAMILY TEACHING  J. Sherrey, Patient Engagement Committee
SE7 P1 - Transitioning New Nurses into Practice: (Choose 2 of 4) Examples of how the organization facilitates effective transition of new graduate nurses/newly hired experienced nurses/nurses transferring within the organization/advanced practice registered nurses into the nurse practice environment ONBOARDING AND ORIENTATION OF NEWLY-HIRED EXPERIENCED NURSES - new employee orientation, nursing "launchpad" orientation, CareConnect orientation, individual orientation     NRE, 6NW, A. Goldberg
SE7 P2 - Transitioning New Nurses into Practice: (Choose 2 of 4) Examples of how the organization facilitates effective transition of new graduate nurses/newly hired experienced nurses/nurses transferring within the organization/advanced practice registered nurses into the nurse practice environment ONBOARDING AND ORIENTATION OF NEW GRADUATE NURSES - Nurse residency program, "launchpad" orientation  NRE, 6NW, A. Goldberg
SE8 - Developing Nurse Preceptors: Describe the organization's preceptor educational program(s) and how each program is evaluated on an ongoing basis GROWING EXPERT PRECEPTORS THROUGH A COMPREHENSIVE PRECEPTOR DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM  NRE, ICU, C. Wilson
SE9 P1 - Community Outreach: Provide one example, with supporting evidence, of organizational support for clinical nurse involvement in community healthcare outreach UCLA CLINICAL NURSE SERVES IN NICARAGUA - Teach for Health, S. Nunn, RN  3NW, K. Ternavan
SE9 P2 - Community Outreach: Provide one example, with supporting evidence, of organizational support for nurse leader involvement in community healthcare outreach END-OF-LIFE CARE FOR LOCAL HOMELESS POPULATION  Palliative Care, J. Meyer
SE10EO - Community Healthcare Needs Assessment: Provide one example, with supporting evidence, of an improvement in an identified healthcare need that was associated with nurses' partnership with the community FACILITATING A COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIP TO IMPROVE CARE OF PATIENTS WITH PSYCHIATRIC EMERGENCIES - Exodus Recovery Center  E.D., E. George
SE11 P1 - Recognizing Nurses: Provide one example, with supporting evidence, of recognition of a group of nurses for their contribution(s) in addressing the strategic priorities of the organization RECOGNITION OF A CLINICAL NURSE - The DAISY award, L. Korkis, RN  Resource Team
SE11 P2 - Recognizing Nurses: Provide one example, with supporting evidence, of recognition of a clinical nurse for his or her contribution(s) in addressing the strategic priorities of the organization RECOGNITION OF A GROUP OF NURSES - Healthy Work Environment Team Award 5 MN, Unit Practice Council (2012);   
4 NW Unit (2013);                             
Vascular Access Team (2014).
 

 

 

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