Introduction to Nursing Department Strategic Plan
A strategic plan is a document that outlines an organization's nursing department goals and how it plans to achieve them. It can be used for both short-term and long-term planning, and helps ensure that everyone in the organization is working towards the same objectives. A strategic plan should be updated regularly to reflect changes in the business environment or the organization's goals
In any field, successful organizations have a plan. The nursing department is no different. It is essential to have a strategic plan that outlines the department’s goals and objectives. This plan will serve as a guide for the department’s future and help ensure that nurses are able to provide quality care to patients.
Several factors were considered in developing the plan, including patient population, resources, and workforce needs. The goals of the nursing department’s strategic plan are to improve patient outcomes, advance nursing practice, and promote excellence in nursing education.
Purpose of the nursing strategic plan?
Every hospital must be known for its excellent services and being popular for and recognized as a referral facility for:
- Intensive Care Units (Medical, Surgical, Pediatric and Coronary Care)
- Step-down Unit.
- Kidney Center — Hemodialysis.
- Nuclear Medicine and PET Scan.
- Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory.
- The Assisted Reproduction Unit (known as IVF) treatment covers both female and male reproductive problems.
- Oncology Services.
The local population knows the caliber of a trusted healthcare team over the years and has established confidence in the services provided. Hospital goal is to deliver the best services at affordable prices on an equal basis to everyone who comes through our doors.
Hospital offers services to inpatient and outpatient in all the major specialties. Recently it has gone through many renovations and a huge expansion plan is in execution which will lead it region’s best healthcare facility. It is an ongoing effort of providing quality healthcare services to the community.
There is a continuous renovating program in place. Many of the inpatient departments have already been upgraded and this renovation schedule will continue throughout the hospital.
Nursing department strategic plan includes the department’s mission, vision, core values and goals. It is supported by the nursing QI plan and provision of nursing care plan and guides the nursing department in patient care delivery now and in the future.
Goals in the strategic plan are based on the SWOT analysis wherein an operational plan has been formulated.
In keeping abreast with the current trends in nursing practice and to upgrade each staff’s knowledge and skills, the nursing department must provide programs for continuous nursing education, training, seminars, lectures and conferences.
Nursing plan and accreditations
To assure a high standard of care, the nursing department has ongoing meetings which involves the director of nursing, hospital nursing supervisors, unit supervisors and head nurses, nursing education unit, infection control department, nurse specialist group and quality management department.
Nursing plan and multidisciplinary teams
The director of nursing and other nursing leaders participates in developing and implementing mechanisms for collaboration between nursing staff members, physicians and other clinical practitioners.
Nursing leadership serves on major hospital committees.
Nursing leaders work individually and in small groups with other department leaders to ensure quality patient care.
Purpose of having a nursing strategic plan?
The aim of this Strategic Plan is to strengthen this practice and to enforce standards towards quality improvement to assure that optimum holistic and safe nursing care is given to the patients considering effective and efficient use of our organization’s resources.
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