Nursing at Methodist Hospital
The purpose of developing a shared governance structure at Methodist was
to advance the profession of nursing by shared decision making based on
principles of partnership, equity, accountability, and ownership at the
point of care.
Shared Governance Council
Acts as a liaison between councils. Assists in conflict resolution between
councils. Creates and revises bylaws annually.
Communicates minutes to staff. Participates in staff scheduling. Conflict
resolution/problem-solving. Engages in evidence-based practice. Monitors
unit specific practice/safety issues (policies, quality improvement, and
patient safety). Monitors unit education (in-services, mandatory training,
and continuing education).
Forum for data analysis, trending and oversight of performance improvement
plan across the nursing department ensuring positive outcomes.
Professional Development and Recognition Council
Forum for clinical nurses to plan, develop, and implement educational programs
to meet the clinical and professional goals of nurses within the organization.
Develops, implements, and evaluates incentives and rewards for the entire
Research and Evidence based Practice Council
Forum for clinical nurses to review research and evidence based nursing practice.
Forum for clinical nurses to participate and collaborate in decisions involving
nursing practice utilizing evidence based practice.