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Authors

  1. Walter, Lora DNP, RNC-NIC
  2. Robb, Meigan PhD, RN

Abstract

Preparing parents for discharge readiness starts by arming the neonatal intensive care unit registered nurses with the knowledge and understanding of family-centered care principles. Implementation of a 30-minute educational session followed by 4 weeks of mentoring increased neonatal intensive care unit registered nurses knowledge and supported a sustainable change in professional practice. Approaches used in this quality improvement project can serve as a framework for nursing professional development specialists.