Nurses are invited to help make decisions that drive patient care through
the Shared Governance (SG) council structure. This important collaborative
interprofessional work drives excellence by improving policies, standards
of practice and implementing innovative ideas.
St. Jude’s SG provides the structures and processes in which clinical
nurses have autonomy in their practice, and are encouraged to make decisions
and have authority to practice to the full scope of their license in accordance
with their professional clinical knowledge and experience to achieve excellent
patient outcomes based on current evidence based practice guidelines.
Nurse’s commitment to lifelong learning promotes role development,
academic achievement, and career advancement. St. Jude nurses enrich their
communities by providing education, service and support in many areas.
Recognizing and celebrating nursing’s contributions increases the
communities’ confidence in the profession, educates people about
different nursing roles and responsibilities, and inspires people to enter
the trusted profession. St. Jude’s values the contribution each
nurse makes for the benefit of patients and families, physicians, staff
and the organization.
Nurse Academic Progression is snowballing at St. Jude following the IOM's
call to action in ____.