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UCLA awarded designation as National Magnet Hospital
Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center designated
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UCLA awarded designation as National Magnet Hospital
UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica designated
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Professional Role Development Strategic Initiative

What is the Professional Role Development Program?

By inspiring registered nurses to strengthen their professional role competency, the Professional Role Development Program strengthens effectiveness, efficiency, and quality of care, which leads to improved outcomes for our patients, nurses, and the entire organization. This initiative is a major part of the Department of Nursing's Strategic Plan for the next five years and its alignment with UCLA Health System's Strategic Goals and the Magnet® Model components. The program was initiated to provide the vision for UCLA nurses to continue to be transformational, positioning UCLA nurses to actualize the eight recommendations offered in the Institute of Medicine (IOM) report, The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health.

A professional practice model (PPM) that is "exemplary" must be advanced over time. The purpose of the Professional Role Development Strategic Initiative is to strengthen RN professional role autonomy and decision-making authority, a component of UCLA's PPM, such that it is lived and experienced by all registered nurses at UCLA. The UCLA Department of Nursing has continued their relationship with Maria O'Rourke, RN, FAAN, FAAHC, a nationally known expert on the use of the professional role within an interdisciplinary team with special expertise in the use of the role of the professional registered nurse. Dr. O'Rourke was instrumental in re-writing the California Nursing Practice Act in 1974 and published the first paper on its implementation which served to guide the profession in the appropriate use of the professional RN.

Unit Leadership

What is the Role of the Unit Director?

  • Check in with champions to provide support and guidance as needed.
  • In depth review of concepts/models with staff.
  • Foster unit enculturation of role-based professional nursing by integrating concepts and models to daily unit operations and practice.

What is the Role of the CNS/Educator?

  • Check in with Champions to provide support and guidance as needed
  • In depth review of concepts/models with staff referred by champions
  • Foster unit enculturation of role-based professional nursing by integrating concepts and models to daily practice and education.

Where do I send completed Handover Observations?

Email scanned copies of Handover Observations to:
Jordyn Kelley
Education Specialist AAIII
Student Placement - Professional Role Development

 Champions

What are my responsibilities as a Unit Champion?

  • Meet with nurses to discuss application of concept/model to practice
  • Record progress in Champion Session Handout (unit binder)
  • Partner with unit coach (CNS/Educator) for further review with nurse if needed
  • Model behaviors of Role Based Professional Nurse
  • Speak up at Huddles/PRDP Huddle Messages
  • Attend quarterly meetings participate in monthly Prevalence Day PRDP Handover Observation Tool Audits

Who is the Professional Role Development Coach on my unit?

Your unit CNS or ANII Educator.

Who should I contact if I have additional questions?

 

Grettell Vitale
Professional Role Development Manager

Maryanne Sullivan Ruda
Professional Role Development Education Extender

 

 Staff Nurses

 What are my responsibilities as a staff nurse? 

  • Recommend reading articles for CE Credit before each class
  • Meet with unit champion to articulate a clinical example in which one of the concepts learned in the three day program is applied after completion of each class (see champion session).
  • Come prepared to classes to share an exemplar of how a patient outcome improved based on an improvement in practice
  • Complete two Handover Observations: (1) Self Evaluation and (1) peer evaluation, bring to class third day to share experiences, hand in to CNS/Educator.
  • Complete PRDG self-assessment in class, pick on professional behavior to develop with and action plan and predicted outcomes, document on class sign in sheet (to be shared with champion and unit director at completion of the program).
  • Sustainability 2 Handover observations :( 1) Self Evaluation and (1) peer evaluation, to be turned into CNS/Educator every quarter.
  • Annual completion of PRDG to identify professional behavior for development/ to be discussed during annual review.

Who do I contact if I need to change a class date or miss a class?

  • Unit leadership should contact:
    Jordyn Kelley
    Education Specialist AAIII
    Student Placement - Professional Role Development

Who do I contact if I cannot find my CEUs after the completion of the program?

How often am I required to complete a Handover Observation?

  • Sustainability - 2 Handover observations to be turned in to CNS/Educator each quarter:
    (1) Self Evaluation; and
    (1) Peer evaluation

Are there opportunities for clinical staff nurses to facilitate this content as an education extender?

For information about opportunities to facilitate Professional Role Development content as an education extender, contact:

Grettell Vitale
Professional Role Development Manager

Maryanne Sullivan Ruda
Professional Role Development Education Extender
 

 Handover Observation Tool/PRDG

How many Handover Observations are required per quarter, per unit?  

  • Sustainability - 2 Handover observations to be turned in to CNS/Educator each quarter:
    (1) Self Evaluation; and
    (1) Peer evaluation

 

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