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Shared Leadership

Nursing Shared Leadership Meeting

Our shared leadership committees enable nurses from all settings and roles to actively participate in organizational decision-making, interdisciplinary collaboration and leadership development activities. Our shared leadership structure is designed to foster horizontal and vertical communication, inspire nursing excellence and promote autonomy and accountability among nurses throughout the organization.

Committee members, in collaboration with the committee facilitators, who are Directors of Nursing, develop annual goals based on divisional priorities that are aligned with the strategic goals of both the nursing division and the overall organization.

Following is a list of major committees:

  • Nursing Education and Professional Development Committee: Advances knowledge, skill and competency through education and professional development
  • Nursing Research and Evidence-Based Practice Committee: Advances nursing research and evidence-based practice projects through education, mentoring and developing effective processes and support structures
  • Nursing Best People and Professional Excellence Committee: Develops and implements programs and initiatives that promote recruitment and retention, and that foster a safe and healthy work environment for nurses
  • Nursing Technology and Informatics Committee: Promotes the delivery of safe and effective care by evaluating, implementing and optimizing the use of technology and informatics
  • Nursing Quality and Patient Safety Committee: Creates a culture of quality within nursing that supports the best patient experience
  • Nursing Finance Committee: Promotes the delivery of safe, effective and cost-efficient patient care by evaluating, implementing and optimizing fiscal responsibility across all areas of nursing
  • Nursing Professional Practice Committee: Oversees nursing practice to ensure safe, high quality and evidence based patient care

Nurses from all settings and roles have the opportunity to apply for a two-year term on a HSLC or Departmental Shared Leadership Committee (DSLC). Terms are staggered so that 50 percent of members rotate off the committees each year.

Last UpdateMay 1, 2012