Nursing Councils

Unit Based Councils

The Unit Based Councils are unit level shared governance councils and committees designed to discuss ways to improve the individual units and address ongoing issues. The Nursing Practice Council is a forum where the chairs of the Unit Based Councils come together to provide one another with input and feedback on shared decision making topics related to clinical practice standards, quality improvement, staff professional development, and research. The Nursing Practice Council provides informative goals of nursing in alignment with organizational goals and feedback.

Unit Based CouncilsHospital Council/Committees

SCM End user

  • Discuss, review, revise, and update SCM and nursing informatics policies and procedures that impact nursing care.
  • Disseminate information and education to staff on SCM documentation and use

Patient/Family/Caregiver Education

  • Standardize the process of patient/family/caregiver education in order to ensure compliance to regulatory standards
  • Incorporate evidence-based practice and current literature and trends in our education
  • Prepare patients, families, and caregivers for self-care and management after discharge

Patient Safety and Outcomes

  • High level review of HRO goals and outcomes to unit level and interdisciplinary departments.

Professional Nursing Practice Council

  • Forum for Unit Based Councils to report projects and updates.
  • Communication and goals are disseminated and discussed to the unit level from the organizational level.

Skin and Wound Committee

  • Evaluates unit level patient care for skin and wound care
  • Provides education to staff for reduction of skin and wound issues for better patient outcomes.


  • Clinical Ladder Committee
    • Reviews nurses’ application for internal professional growth and development in their contributions and engagement for improvement in the organization
  • DAISY Committee
    • Reviews nominations and awards recipient for winning the DAISY award in nursing care

Unit Based Council

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