north country hospital nurse practice council

The NCH Nurse Practice Council empowers clinical nurses to implement and maintain standards of nursing practice and patient care consistent with evidence-based practice and requirements of regulatory agencies.

NCH Nursing Practice Council Mission:

The Nursing Practice Council empowers clinical nurses to implement and maintain standards of nursing practice and patient care consistent with evidence-based practice and requirements of regulatory agencies.

The NPC is comprised of nurse representatives from all areas where nursing care is practiced, including inpatient units, ambulatory settings, home health/hospice and ancillary service areas such as the wound center, interventional radiology, and family clinics. There are members from across the campus in a variety of roles. Most members are self-nominated because of interest or nominated by their peers, and some are selected by nursing leadership.

The purpose of the Nursing Practice Council is to:

  • Delineate the scope of nursing practice at RCH.
  • Review and revise policies, procedures and standards of care.
  • Incorporate evidence-based research findings into clinical practice.
  • Consult on interdepartmental issues that impact patient care.
  • Participate in the adoption of new clinical products and equipment.
  • Provide input for the revision and approval of nursing documentation standards.
  • Support peer review and quality improvement.
  • Provide a forum to exchange ideas, news and find solutions to workplace challenges.
  • Recognize achievements in nursing practice.

Nurse Practice Council Bylaws

Staff nurse representatives from each of the clinical & non-clinical service areas:

  • Behavioral Health Services
  • Cardiac Rehab
  • Emergency Department
  • Family & Specialty Clinics
  • Information Services
  • Intensive Care Unit
  • Labor & Delivery
  • Med/Surg Unit
  • Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
  • Observation Unit
  • Surgical Unit (5100)

Member Responsibility:

Members will be responsible for attending meetings and reporting activities and disseminating minutes/ information to their respective unit. If a member misses a meeting, it is the responsibility of the Council member to obtain information from the missed meeting and disseminate this to the department they represent.

 

North Country Hospital Nurse Practice Council Members

Member #1

Andrea Dale MD NCH Primary Care

Member #2

Andrea Dale MD NCH Primary Care

Member #3

Andrea Dale MD NCH Primary Care

Member #1

Andrea Dale MD NCH Primary Care

Member #1

Andrea Dale MD NCH Primary Care

Member #1

NCH practice council model
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