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Nursing Strategic Plan


Drive a culture that supports our employees, providers and partners to be exceptional in their roles at St. Luke’s.

  • Job architecture/special pay programs
  • PATHS program progression & participation system-wide
  • DAISY recognition & leader recognition tool kit – all sites
  • NDNQI RN Engagement Survey system work
  • Relationship-based care model integration
  • System BSN attainment policy
  • Certification support/professional manuscript writing workshops/nursing scholarships
  • Nursing Leadership Development Program system-wide
  • Nursing leadership succession plan
  • SLHS Nurse Residency Program accreditation/SLHS simulation accreditation
  • System Shared Governance structure
  • System Magnet gap analysis and multi-year action plan

Quality & Patient Safety

Create highly reliable clinical systems to drive an engaged workforce focused on flawless, evidence-based and safe patient-centered care.

  • System Just Culture model and proposal for multi-year implementation (plan, policy, training)
  • Standardize hand-off program across system
  • Reconcile inconsistent policies and practices across sites
  • Enhance System Interdisciplinary Practice Council (SIPC) structure
  • Deploy practice standardization tool kits – develop auditing processes for compliance
  • Best practice implementation, employee injury, patient falls with injuries and medication safety
  • TeamSTEPPs deployment plan for SLHS
  • Key clinical capital plan process for nursing/patient care services across system (beds, patient lifts, monitors, clinical mobile devices, wheelchairs, etc.)

Patient Experience/Engagement

Create loyal patients through exceptional patient experience and patient engagement.

  • Align care experience surveys – implementing ambulatory and ED survey
  • Best practice care experience initiatives across system (leadership rounding, hourly rounding, end of shift report)
  • Care experience structure and strategic plan
  • Patient education operational structure and strategic plan


Ensure financial sustainability by meeting our stewardship targets in order to reinvest into our mission.

  • Productivity and workforce management tool 
  • System specialty float pool
  • Strategy for MA role in ambulatory setting
  • System RN workforce management plan (new graduate, experienced RNs, Advanced Practice)
  • Nursing workload tool assessment and deployment plan