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Shared Governance

The Council Model serves as the cornerstone of nursing autonomy and empowerment. Eight governance councils assume responsibility and accountability for the decision-making, management, operation, and integration of Patient Care Services for both the Paterson and Wayne campuses.

  • Nursing Leadership Council – the highest decision-making body for Nursing. Council membership includes representation of nurses working in areas outside the department as well as representatives from all of the other councils
  • Nursing Quality Council – forum for data analysis, trending and oversight of performance improvement plans across the nursing department ensuring positive outcomes
  • Nursing Administration Council – forum for communication, collaboration and decision making among the senior administration team
  • Nursing Management Council – forum for the communication of information and a collaborative working body to make recommendations toward facilitation of patient care
  • Professional Nurse Practice Council – forum for clinical RNs to participate and collaborate in the shared governance model through implementation of activities, standards of practice, performance improvement, infection prevention, and programs affecting patient care and work environment, which cross all divisions
  • Advanced Practice Nurse Council – forum for members to participate and collaborate in planning, development, and implementation of activities, standards of practice, performance improvement activities, and affiliations related to enactment of the advanced practice role
  • Nurse Educators Council – forum for nurse educators who plan, develop and implement orientation, in-service and continuing education programming to meet the clinical and professional goals of all employees, in all settings, within the organization
  • Results Council – an interdisciplinary team forum led by Nursing for planning, development and implementation of the Practice Model and Relationship-based Care Delivery System
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