Professional Nursing Practice and Quality Council


The purpose of the South Nassau Communities Hospital’s Professional Nursing Practice and Quality Council is to provide a shared governance forum for clinical nursing and allied clinical disciplines to participate in discussion, referral or decision-making that impacts Patient care and continually improves outcomes.

Practice Council Functions:
  • Collaborative review, revision and/or development of departmental, house-wide policies, unit based, procedures and professional standards of practice
  • Ensure policies, procedures and standards are evidenced based, incorporate research findings, best practices and reflect transdisciplinary collaboration
  • Identify issues relating to patient care and clinical practice that affect more than one unit or discipline
  • Develop strategies to resolve issues, make recommendations and support implementations where appropriate
  • Network with peers on professional issues
  • Collaborate with other team members, departments or disciplines
  • Provide consultation and support for all departments regarding practice changes that affect patient care
  • Actively conduct staff education related to Nursing Practice and organization-wide Policy and Procedure Changes
  • Active involvement in monitoring changes through Quality Improvement initiatives and Audits
  • Contribute to the Patient Care Services Strategic Plan and organizational strategic plan

Quality Forums include:

  • Nursing Peer Review
  • Pressure Ulcer Prevention Team
  • Fall Prevention/Restraint Reduction/Safety Watch Committee

Council Membership
Staff RN representatives from individual inpatient units or service areas representatives from allied clinical disciplines
DON Facilitator
RN Chairperson
RN Co-Chairperson
Nurse Manager
Nursing Education Representative
Administrative Nursing Supervisor
Member of Nursing Research Council

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