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Clinical Practice Council (CPC)


Council Meetings:

Date: 3rd Thursdays
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Clinical Practice Chair:
Pamela Miller

Policy Oversight Chair:
Fiona Dunne

Clinical Practice Co-Chairs:

March 2017 Meeting (Members Only):



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Staff Nurses Change Practice

The Clinical Practice Council (CPC) develops, reviews, and disseminates clinical nursing policies, guidelines, and practice alerts. Staff nurse representatives from each unit in the hospital represent the needs of their specific unit. These nurses contribute toward shaping nursing practice at their unit level and system-wide. The CPC ensures that nursing practice documents are based on the latest research and other levels of evidence. Moreover, the CPC representatives collaborate with unit leadership to educate the staff nurses about nursing practice changes.

Key Elements of the Clinical Practice Council:

  • Provides a forum for identifying clinical practice issues requiring evidence-based practice solutions
  • Staff nurse representatives are supported by Clinical Nurse Specialists, Educators, Unit Directors and Evidence-Based Practice Mentors
  • Council meetings promote the active, exciting and innovative sharing of ideas, group work, computer use, library use, and consulting with other institutions and professional organizations
  • Meets Magnet initiatives as they relate to evidence-based practice and shared governance

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Clinical Practice Council Article

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