Nursing Leadership

Nursing Leadership 14(3) September 2001 : 19-27.doi:10.12927/cjnl.2001.19127

Building Quality Practice Settings: An Attributes Model

Gayle Mackay and Margaret Risk


To practice effectively nurses need an environment that supports quality professional practice. This article describes the development of a model identifying seven (7) key system attributes of a quality practice setting. The defined attributes are essential in supporting professional practice and quality care. The Quality Practice Setting Attributes Model developed by the College of Nurses of Ontario in Canada provides the foundational framework for the Practice Setting Consultation Program (PSCP), a unique quality improvement approach to creating quality practice environments.

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