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Clinical Affiliations Program

The Clinical Affiliations Program at MGH is managed through the Institute for Patient Care. All requests for graduate and undergraduate nursing student placements are made by contacting Rosalie Tyrrell, RN, MS, Professional Development Manager @ The Clinical Affiliations Program exemplifies our mission “to educate future academic and practice leaders of the health care professions”; our vision “to create a practice environment that is built on a spirit of inquiry"; our professional practice model; and the Department of Nursing philosophy “to educate ourselves and to educate others”.
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Clinical Recognition Program

Clinicians in Patient Care Services at Massachusetts General Hospital have long valued their role in caring for patients and families. The Clinical Recognition Program provides a way to formally recognize professional clinical staff for their expertise. Through the program, clinical staff from six disciplines in Patient Care Services analyze their own practice and can seek recognition for the level of practice they have achieved. These disciplines are Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Respiratory Therapy, Social Work, and Speech-Language & Swallowing Disorders. Full description..

Collaborative Governance

In 1997 Jeanette Ives Erickson, RN, Senior Vice President for Patient Care Services and Chief Nurse introduced Collaborative Governance (CG) as an important element within the framework of the Professional Practice Model. Collaborative Governance is the decision-making process that places the authority, responsibility and accountability for patient care with practicing clinicians. Collaborative Governance is based on the beliefs that a shared vision and common goals lead to a highly committed and productive workforce, that participation is empowering and that people will make appropriate decisions when sufficient knowledge is known and communicated. Full Description..

International Nurse Consultant Program

The International Nurse Consultant Program was developed in 1995. This program provides an opportunity for nurses throughout the world to visit MGH and consult with our expert nursing leaders and clinicians. The primary goals of the program are to improve global health care and to promote professional dialogue across cultures. An individualized learning curriculum is designed for each visitor to meet his or her learning objectives. Options for learning include clinical observation, leadership consultation and didactic lectures. MGH nursing consultants are also available for global healthcare in-country consultation projects. Full Description..

Magnet Recognition

The Magnet Recognition Program® was developed by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to recognize health care organizations that provide nursing excellence. The program also provides a vehicle for disseminating successful nursing practices and strategies. Full Description..

Trauma Program

The Trauma Program is not based out of any one particular unit. The program is patient focussed and we utilize many units throughout the house. As patients enter the system through the Emergency Department, the Trauma Nurse Practitioners work with the surgical teams to enhance the patient experience across the continuum of care. Full Description..

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