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What is NICHE?


 

What is NICHE?

Established in 1992, NICHE (Nurses Improving Care for Health System Elders) is a program of the Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing at New York University College of Nursing. As the only national nursing geriatric initiative to improve the care of older hospitalized adults, it is comprised of more than 300 hospitals throughout North America.

NICHE provides materials and services necessary to stimulate and support the planning and implementation process. Unlike other programs, it does not prescribe how institutions should modify geriatric care; rather, it provides the materials and services necessary to stimulate and support the planning and implementation process. The focus is on programs and protocols that are dominantly under the control of nursing practice; in other words, areas where nursing interventions have a substantive and positive impact on patient care.

The Goal
To achieve a systematic nursing change that will benefit hospitalized older patients.

The Vision
For all patients 65 and over to be given sensitive and exemplary care.

The Mission
To provide principles and tools to stimulate a change in the culture of healthcare facilities to achieve patient-centered care for older adults.

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