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Nursing Strategic Plan


Strengthen nursing leadership capability

  • Assess development needs
  • Involvement in professional nursing organizations
  • Advance nurses into St. Luke’s succession program

Strengthen our relationship-based care (RBC) culture

  • Incorporate RBC into our communications
  • Celebrate RBC moments of excellence
  • Embed RBC in nursing programs (orientation, recognition)

Promote professional development pathways

  • Implement local shared governance within system structure
  • Increase % of BSN prepared nurses
  • Increase % of certified nurses
  • Magnet redesignation for Treasure Valley
  • Prepare/sustain for Magnet designation

Quality, Safety & Outcomes

Excel in patient safety and quality

  • Develop a patient education strategy and program
  • Strengthen performance of nursing best practices
  • Execute system policies and procedures

Care Experience

Perfect leader rounding

  • Implement a leader rounding playbook

Deliver excellent transition of care experience

  • Align practices with transition of care strategies


Improve effectiveness by reducing turnover

  • Enhance local staff recognition activities
  • Implement resiliency program for nurses
  • Implement standardized orientation processes
  • Execute preceptor roles and responsibilities
  • Include clinical nurses in strategies to retain nurses

Excel at financial stewardship

  • Implement multi-year capital clinical equipment plan
  • Improve documentation practices
  • Align with system staffing guidelines
  • Integration of system float pool into staffing plans