Professional Development

Nursing Peer Review Toolkit

Nursing Peer Review is an integral part of nursing practice at MGH. Providing feedback, both for strengths and practice development, assist the nurse in assessing his or her practice and develop goals. Below are some tools to guide you to the revised process.

Peer Review at MGH

Advancing Nursing Peer Review at MGH to improve Quality, Safety & Nurse Autonomy
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Giving and
Receiving Feedback

…the greatest need of a human being is psychological survival—to be understood, to be affirmed, to be validated, to be appreciated.”
Stephen Covey (1990)
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Step-by-Step Process:
Staff Nurse

Nursing Peer Review (NPR) “is the process by which practicing registered nurses systematically assess, monitor, and make judgments, about the quality of nursing care provided by peers as measured against professional standards of practice”
American Nurses Association
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Step-by-Step Process:
Nurse Leader

(1) A peer is someone of the same rank, (2) Peer review is practice focused, (3) Feedback is timely, routine, & continuous, (4) Peer review fosters a learning culture of patient safety and best practice, (5) Feedback is not anonymous and (6) Feedback incorporates the developmental stage of the nurse.
Haag-Heitman & George
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Nursing Peer Review
Principles and Practice

First defined more than 20 years ago, nursing peer review holds nursing practice to the highest standards.
By Barb Haag-Heitman, PhD, RN, PHCNS-BC, and Vicki George, PhD, RN, FAAN
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Last Updated: 12/28/2020