Florence Stroud Black History Virtual Conference
In February 2022, the Kaiser Permanente Nurse Scholars Academy partnered with the Bay Area Black Nurses Association to offer a virtual event celebrating Black History Month, including distinguished guest speakers, cultural performances, and essential community dialogue.
Clinical Opportunities at Flu Clinics
In 2022 we explored how to increase clinical opportunities for nursing students beyond the usual acute care rotations. We partnered with local nursing schools to expand BSN clinical opportunities for Samuel Merritt students to support existing staff in Napa, Fairfield, Vacaville, Vallejo, and San Jose employee flu clinics. The request came from local sites needing to reduce RN workload, and they were happy for the assistance to support nurses.
Deloras Jones Scholarship
The Deloras Jones Scholarship recognizes outstanding academic achievement and promotes diversity among ADN, BSN, master’s, and doctoral students.
Youth Career Day
Youth Career Day exposes youth interested in pursuing a career in health care to diverse opportunities in the industry through realistic, interactive scenarios and simulations.
Connected leadership empowers youth to explore self-regulation, self-awareness, connection, and leadership within themselves and their relationships. This experiential workshop focuses on building youth leadership skills in a therapeutic environment through intentional connection with nature, animals, peers, and the community. We pair HeartMath techniques with animal-assisted activities to support youth in developing their resilience, resulting in increased empowerment within themselves, their relationships, and their communities. The main goal is to support the healing and development of our future generation of leaders and is alignment with Magnet structural empowerment.
Magnet Recognition Program
Kaiser Permanente Northern California nurses have long been committed to creating and sustaining a culture of excellence to advance their professional practice. To promote this culture and invest in the nursing workforce to continually enhance their performance in the areas of quality, safety, and care experience, Patient Care Services, TPMG, the Continuum, and Quality partnered together in a joint effort to journey forward to Excellence and achieve Magnet designation for all 21 medical centers.
This journey is not new but is a continuation based on years of our Kaiser Permanente nursing legacy of disruptive innovators. As nurses, we are committed to using evidence-based practices, incorporating the theory of Caring Science and HeartMath, dedicated to research and ongoing quality improvements, all while using our Professional Practice Model to guide our care through our core nursing values of professionalism, excellence, patient and family-centric, teamwork, integrity, and compassion. With an emphasis on shared decision-making, ownership of practice, professional growth and development, recognition, and improved patient outcomes, our nurses aim to enhance nurse engagement and empowerment, autonomy, and job satisfaction, all of which benefit our organization.
The Magnet Recognition Program is built on a foundation of nurse empowerment, engagement, and professional excellence. It is a worldwide recognition program awarded by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) for hospitals exemplifying nursing excellence through outstanding quality outcomes and service. Although Magnet has long been considered the gold standard for health care, it is a challenging achievement. Only 9% of all US hospitals have attained Magnet. Currently, in California, only 41 hospitals have earned Magnet designation.
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