This debut article in the Nursing Grand Rounds column describes the development of nursing grand rounds at a large hospital.
Nursing grand rounds can be developed on the basis of an intriguing case and supported through evidence-based practice.
Participation of bedside nurses should be encouraged in an effort to mentor and support professional development.
With the evolution of nursing as a profession, nursing research and evidence-based practice have also advanced significantly. As many hospitals are in pursuit of or have obtained Magnet accreditation, nursing grand rounds (NGRs) have seen a resurgence. NGRs are a presentation given by nurses who share nursing care and focus on a particular case or group of cases. NGRs offer a venue for nurses to meet the objectives of the Magnet initiative through teaching and professional development. Although NGRs have been cited in the literature since the 1960s,1...