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UCLA Department of Nursing


Structural Empowerment

Meeting time: 1st Monday of every month, 7:45 - 9:45am in SM Boardroom

Chair: Nicole Oswell, RN, CCRN

Co-Chair: Katie Palfrey, RN


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


Structural Empowerment is the Magnet® Model component that addresses how structures and processes in the workplace environment support and encourage a strong professional practice, as well as innovative efforts to improve outcomes and address organizational priorities. This component also addresses the need to foster relationships and partnerships across the health care continuum and promote a positive image of nursing.

The Structural Empowerment Council focuses on the following:

  1. Professional Engagement
  2. Commitment to Professional Development
  3. Recognition of Nursing
  4. Commitment to Community Involvement
  5. Teaching and Role Development

What's Happening: Access meeting minutes and materials discussed at past Structural Empowerment Meetings (Click here)

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