Nursing Leadership Nursing Practice Council The Nursing Practice Council is a group of nurses that represent the nursing voice at Connecticut Children’s. This collaborative council of nurses works with nursing leadership and inter-professional colleagues focusing on outcomes that impact our patients and families, professional development, and accountability. The Nursing Practice Council directs and maintains a standard of nursing care based on evidence-based practice. The council supports all nurses through professional development, advocacy, and promotion of excellence at every level of nursing practice. Shared Governance Shared Governance is the structure for the process of shared decision-making, resulting in shared leadership. There are four workforce groups at Connecticut Children’s: Research Workforce: Integrates evidence-based practice with nursing practice into clinical and operation processes. Quality Workforce: Oversees nursing performance and continuous quality improvement initiatives that support Connecticut Children’s vision of best nursing practice. Staff Development Workforce: Improves staff satisfaction and morale by fostering a continual process of nursing development that includes educational opportunities and critical thinking skills supporting best nursing practice. Patient and Family Advocacy Workforce: Oversees patient and family centered care.