Toward a New Way of Thinking Christine A. Tanner PhD, RN, FAAN Oregon Health & Science University Partnerships If you want to go quickly, go alone If you want to go far, go together Building Trust Clarity of goals • What does alignment mean? • To what end? • Who are our clients? • What are their health care needs? • How must the system evolve to meet their needs? • What competencies must a nurse have to practice in this new world? Clarity of goals • Clinically competent, safe nurse • Prepared for practice – “hit the ground running” • Critically thinking Challenging Taken for Granted Assumptions & Practices I had an Epiphany! Challenging Assumptions • Generalist practice • Fundamentals of nursing • Nursing Process Challenging Accepted practices Challenging Accepted practices • Clinical Education Supporting Innovation Its always” sit, stay heal!” never “Think, Innovate, Be Yourself ” Assessing outcomes My question is “Are We Making an Impact?” Your Turn • What partnerships/alliances do you need to form? • What are your goals? • What are our assumptions & do they hold up in this new environment? • How will you support innovation while holding to standards? • What are our educational outcomes and how will we assess them?