An evidence-based change management model to guide NICHE implementation efforts

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Changing practice is complex and multifaceted. I discuss an evidence-based change management model that can be applied to guide clinical practice improvement projects. I use NICHE as a case example. The overall success of any change initiatives relies on creating and following an action plan to address the “what of change” and the “how of change”. The “what of change” focuses on developing tailored interventions aligned with each nursing unit or service line strengths and opportunities to improve nursing care for older adults by implementing the four components of the NICHE practice model. The “how of change” focuses on the activities to prepare the environment to implement the NICHE practice model. Activities to manage the change process include how to effectively communicate a vision for change; mobilize managers, clinical leaders, and front-line staff to support the change in nursing practice; and tracking progress towards meeting clinical improvement goals over time.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)212-215
Number of pages4
JournalGeriatric Nursing
StatePublished - Jan 1 2023


  • Change management
  • Change process models
  • Leadership
  • NICHE Implementation
  • Planned change

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gerontology


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