Collaborative Governance Councils
NSMC collaborative governance councils enable our nurses to contribute collectively to quality patient care, nursing practice, and the nursing work environment. They promote professional autonomy and strengthen teamwork and satisfaction. Organizations that establish collaborative governance councils are often associated with improved patient outcomes.
Membership in the Evidence-Based Nurse Practice Council
is open to all NSMC clinical staff nurses. This council is chaired by a clinical staff nurse and promotes professional development of all clinical staff nurses. The council meets monthly to lead, facilitate, and inspire excellence in patient outcomes through evidence-based nursing practice. Recently, the council championed a very successful “
Glucose Monitoring Project” and is currently working on the “Alarm Fatigue Project".
The Nursing Peer Review Council provides a forum for NSMC nurses to examine their practice within a patient- and family-centered model of care. It promotes exemplary practices and emphasizes learning. The NSMC Nursing Peer Review council also provides an opportunity for NSMC clinical staff nurses to review their peers’ in an objective, non- judgmental manner based on the standards of practice and NSMC policies.
NSMC’s Nursing Professional Practice Council defines, implements and maintains the highest standards of evidence-based clinical nursing practice consistent with established and evolving professional standards and regulatory agencies’ requirements.
NSMC's Nursing Quality Council develops the annual Patient Care Services Quality and Safety Goals. It endorses and monitors unit-based quality improvement plans, and monitors and analyzes data relative to Patient Care Services quality and safety.It also ensures compliance with established state, federal and regulatory standards and discusses and monitors relevant findings from peer review cases.