How is NPGO organized?
"Autonomy has, as its basic components, personal accountability and shared power and influence. An autonomous nursing staff is feasible. It is professionally exciting. It cannot be done for nurses; it must be done by them."
The NPGO Standing Committees and NPGO Unit / Specialty Area Committees (UACs) are in communication and both report up to the NPGO Executive Committee and Nursing Administrative Committee respectively. These committees report up to the NPGO President and Chief Nursing Officer respectively. The NPGO President and Chief Nursing Officer report up to the Rush Oak Park Hospital Board of Directors and the ROPH CEO.
Every nursing practice area is represented
Executive Committee representatives
President, President Elect, 3Center, 6West, Ambulatory Clinics, APRNs, Cath Lab/IR, CNO, Employee Health, Endoscopy, ER, ICU, Nursing Education, Nursing Supervisors, OR, PACU, Quality, Rehab, Same Day Surgery, Skilled Care Unit, Telemetry and Wound Care Clinic
NSGO standing committees
Peer Review Council, Evidence-Based Practice, Research and Education, Clinical Standards of Practice and Care, Staffing Nurse Advisory Board, Magnet Stars, Awards and Recognition, APRN Practice Council
NSGO unit/specialty area committees
3Center, 6West, Ambulatory Clinics, Cath Lab/IR, Endoscopy, ER, ICU, OR, PACU, Rehab, Same-Day Surgery, Skilled Care Unit, Telemetry, Wound Care Clinic
"As leaders, nurses must act as full partners in redesign efforts, be accountable for their own contributions to delivering high-quality care, and work collaboratively with leaders from other health professions. Being a full partner involves taking responsibility for identifying problems and areas of system waste, devising and implementing improvement plans, tracking improvement over time, and making necessary adjustments to realize established goals. In the health policy arena, nurses should lead decision making and be engaged in health care reform-related implementation efforts. Nurses also should serve actively on advisory boards on which policy decisions are made to advance health systems and improve patient care."
Institute of Medicine, 2010
NPGO documents and resources
- NPGO Bylaws Document
- NPGO Code of Conduct
- NPGO Clinical Advancement Process
- Practice Evaluation and Professional Development
Key articles (for full reference list, please see NSGO Manual for Evaluating Nursing Practice)
- Christman, L. (1976) The Autonomous Nursing Staff in the Hospital. Nursing Administration Quarterly. 1(1), 37-44.
- American Association of Critical Care Nurses. (2005) Standards for Establishing and Sustaining Healthy Work Environments.
- Institute of Medicine. (2010) Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health Report.
- Clavelle, J., Weston, M., Porter O’Grady, T. and Verran, J. (2016) Evolution of Structural Empowerment: Moving from Shared to Professional Governance. JONA. Vol. 46: 6, pp. 308-312
President: Colleen Chierici
Past President: Lauren Robertson
Treasurer: Beth Hale