System Nursing Councils
UPMC and the UPMC Center for Nursing Excellence support shared governance through a formalized council structure. Representatives from each hospital and nursing areas across the system meet on a regular basis to achieve system goals. In parallel, shared governance exists at hospital and department levels.
Engaging nurses at all levels and all areas of the care continuum, they work to innovate and drive change that supports UPMC, our communities, and the profession of nursing.
Our system councils work together on community outreach as an extra means of giving to those in need.
Our eleven councils:
Supports evidence-based practice and research through mentoring, oversight, sharing best practices, and reviewing policies.
Designs and implements a single strategic nursing vision to enhance patient outcomes, staff engagement, and fiscal responsibility.
Shares internal and external best practices that support and enhance nursing education to support professional development and quality care.
Serves as the means by which all professional nurses initiate change and carry out best nursing practices.
Standardizes and enhances electronic health record (EHR) to improve patient safety, communication, and nursing workflow.
Shares best practices and constructs plans to support the nursing strategic priorities.
Works to embed the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Magnet Recognition Program framework across the division while keeping unique cultures.
Recruits, retains, and improves the professional development of diverse nurses.
Designs collaborative strategic vision with academic partners for student pipeline and outstanding student, faculty, and preceptor experience.
Promotes nursing by taking part in government activities and legislative reform.
Serves as the agent by which nursing leaders commence change and put best nursing practices in place.
UPMC CARE PROVIDERS LOBBYING FOR CHANGE
Professional nurses are the cornerstone for health care delivery, especially in hospital settings.
Nurses make a difference for patients throughout Pennsylvania as advocates and clinical experts. Nurses prevent harm and save lives. To meet patient needs, nurse staffing levels are influenced by a variety of factors that, in varying combinations, could influence patient care outcomes.
A group of UPMC nurses, led by our Nurse Advocacy Council and accompanied by members of UPMC Government Relations, traveled to Harrisburg to meet with state representatives to discuss safe staffing levels for our patients.