Developing Characteristics of Nursing Excellence

Tomes, Christine M.
August 2008
Critical Care Nurse;Aug2008, Vol. 28 Issue 4, p80
Academic Journal
The article focuses on the significance of developing characteristics and habits of nursing excellence. An initiative was developed by the Vanderbilt Medical Center in 2004 that was aimed at improving good performers in the areas of service to patients, clinical quality, staff and faculty satisfaction, growth and finance. The pillar goals of the medical center are people, service, quality, growth and finance. In the project aimed at developing characteristics of excellence, qualities like compassion, ownership, partnership, and dignity were identified.


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