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Center for Nursing Excellence

WRNMMC’s primary mission is the readiness and care of the Uniformed Services and their families.

WRNMMC is a tri-service, multi-specialty graduate medical education training facility where nursing personnel serve in a range of ambulatory, inpatient and administrative settings.

Nurses from all services, with the support of civil service and contract nurses, answer the call of duty with dedication and provide hope and comfort to those in need.

The Center for Nursing Excellence provides professional development from novice to expert nurse. Its mission is aligned with the following priorities:
  • Establish clinical proficiency to sustain readiness
  • Align education programs to meet future mission requirements
  • Orient new nurse graduates and registered nurses who have minimal clinical experience to the profession of nursing and military medicine
Patient Caring Touch System

The Patient Caring Touch System (PCTS) is our framework for nursing. It was designed to reduce clinical quality variance by adopting a set of best practices in order to improve the quality of care provided to patients and their families. PCTS is a key enabler for the transition from a Healthcare System to a System for Health. It promotes standards, not standardization. These standards allow us to measure nurse-sensitive outcomes and monitor the impact of nursing practice innovations on those outcomes.

Elements of PCTS:
  • Patient Advocacy
  • Enhanced Communication
  • Capability Buildin
  • Evidence-based Practice
  • Healthy Work Environments

Components of PCTS:
  • Core Values
  • Care Teams
  • Peer Feedback
  • Standardized Documentation
  • Skill Building
  • Talent Management
  • Leader Development
  • Optimized Performance
  • Centers for Nursing Science
  • Clinical Inquiry and Shared Accountability

Nursing Orientation
A review of policies, procedures and technical skills.

Preceptor Development Program
ne day ne day educational program to facilitate the nurse's role transition from staff nurse to preceptor.

Clinical Site Coordinator
The Clinical site Coordinator at WRNMMC is managed through The Center for Nursing Excellence. All requests for nursing student placements are made by contacting the Coordinator at (301) 295-4611.

Professional Development
Clinical Nurse Specialists coordinate and provide training in such areas such as critical care, Dysrhythmia, and fetal monitoring.

Other courses are available through WRNMMC's Staff Education and Training such as:
  • Trauma Nursing Core Course (TNCC)
  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)
  • Basic Life Support (BLS)
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)

Contact

Director For Nursing (DNS) / Chief Nursing Officer (CNO)
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Location
Building 1, 5th Floor

DNS Office
Main: (301) 319-6800