Our professional practice model (PPM) depicts how we practice, collaborate, communicate and develop professionally to provide the highest quality of care to our patients, families and communities. Our PPM illustrates the alignment and integration of nursing practice with Dartmouth-Hitchcock’s mission, vision and values.
Our PPM is a lived experience. It was developed by registered nurses serving in various roles across our system under the guidance of Dr. Maria O’Rourke. Dr. O’Rourke’s life work has been to improve patient care through the alignment of care delivery with the standardization of nursing practice. Research indicates that organizations that deliver high-quality care have professionals who minimize variation in their practice and operate with a synergistic understanding of their professional role.