Excellence and evidence in staffing: a data-driven model for excellence in staffing (2nd edition).

Margarita Baggett, Joyce Batcheller, Ann Scott Blouin, Elizabeth Behrens, Carol Bradley, Mary J. Brown, Diane Storer Brown, Linda Burnes Bolton, Annabelle R. Borromeo, Paige Burtson, Laura Caramanica, Barbara A. Caspers, Marilyn Chow, Mary Ann Christopher, Sean P. Clarke, Christine Delucas, Robert L. Dent, Tony Disser, Charlotte Eliopoulos, Linda Q. EverettAmy Garcia, Kimberly Glassman, Susan Goodwin, Deb Haagenson, Ellen Harper, Kathy Harris, Cheryl L. Hoying, Marsha Hughes-Rease, Lesly Kelly, Anna J. Kiger, Ann Kobs-Abbott, Janelle Krueger, Jackie Larson, Connie March, Deborah Maust Martin, Donna Mazyck, Penny Meenan, Patricia McGaffigan, Karen K. Myers, Kate Nell, Britta Newcomer, Rick Cathy, Maria O'Rourke, Billy Rosa, Robert Rose, Pamela Rudisill, Kathy Sanford, Roy L. Simpson, Tami Snowden, Bob Strickland, Sharon Strohecker, Roger B. Weems, John Welton, Marla Weston, Nancy M. Valentine, Laura Vento, Susan Yendro

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The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA, 2010) and the Institute of Medicine's (IOM, 2011) Future of Nursing report have prompted changes in the U.S. health care system. This has also stimulated a new direction of thinking for the profession of nursing. New payment and priority structures, where value is placed ahead of volume in care, will start to define our health system in new and unknown ways for years. One thing we all know for sure: we cannot afford the same inefficient models and systems of care of yesterday any longer. The Data-Driven Model for Excellence in Staffing was created as the organizing framework to lead the development of best practices for nurse staffing across the continuum through research and innovation. Regardless of the setting, nurses must integrate multiple concepts with the value of professional nursing to create new care and staffing models. Traditional models demonstrate that nurses are a commodity. If the profession is to make any significant changes in nurse staffing, it is through the articulation of the value of our professional practice within the overall health care environment. This position paper is organized around the concepts from the Data-Driven Model for Excellence in Staffing. The main concepts are: Core Concept 1: Users and Patients of Health Care, Core Concept 2: Providers of Health Care, Core Concept 3: Environment of Care, Core Concept 4: Delivery of Care, Core Concept 5: Quality, Safety, and Outcomes of Care. This position paper provides a comprehensive view of those concepts and components, why those concepts and components are important in this new era of nurse staffing, and a 3-year challenge that will push the nursing profession forward in all settings across the care continuum. There are decades of research supporting various changes to nurse staffing. Yet little has been done to move that research into practice and operations. While the primary goal of this position paper is to generate research and innovative thinking about nurse staffing across all health care settings, a second goal is to stimulate additional publications. This includes a goal of at least 20 articles in Nursing Economic$ on best practices in staffing and care models from across the continuum over the next 3 years.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3-35
Number of pages33
JournalNursing economic$
Issue number3 Suppl
StatePublished - 2014

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Leadership and Management


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