Shared governance is a model empowering nurses to share in decision making where it pertains to their clinical practice and professional development.
At MLH - North, each nursing unit (and some non-nursing/procedural units) have a Unit Practice Council. The chairs and co-chairs of these unit councils participate in the facility Nursing Practice Council (NPC). The NPC develops and implements clinical standards utilizing evidence based practice and patient family centered care. This gives voice to clinical nurses regarding their work environment; evidence based practice, development of patient care process and cultivates the four principles of partnership, equity, accountability, and ownership.
Representatives from Shared Governance at MLH - North are members of the system wide Research / Evidence Based Practice and Professional Practice Councils.