A Quality Nursing Home

An elderly woman getting her hair cut Quality of life provided to residents
A person checking off Excellent on a survey form Public reputation of nursing home
A nurse RN staffing
People gathered around a table Commitment to a person-directed philosophy
of care
A nurse on a laptop Use of evidence-based nursing assessment and management practices

Faculty, of course, are concerned about selecting nursing homes that provide quality care, which is a multidimensional concept. Consequently, evaluating the quality of a nursing home cannot be determined only by reviewing data or asking others about the reputation of a nursing home.

So, how do you select a nursing home for student clinical experiences? Or, if you already have a clinical affiliation with one or more nursing homes, how do you know they are the best ones for student learning? The factors you should pay most attention to are: