PNS Goals and Accomplishments – FY 2019

Promoting PNS: Sharing of New Structure

  • Visited DAC’s (Department Advisory Committee) to discuss the new PNS structure.
  • Strengthened the composition of the DAC and standardized the agenda items across all service lines.
  • Changed PNS Bylaws to have the DAC co-chaired by a clinical nurse and AVP.
  • Standardized DAC agendas to make sure the flow of communication between UAC (Unit Advisory Committee) and PNS Executive committee is complete.

Revision of PNS Bylaws

  • Reviewed and revised PNS Bylaws by PNS Executive Committee
  • Added Nursing Operations Council into the PNS bylaws (PNS President and PNS President-Elect are members)
  • Added Clinical nurse Co-Chair to DAC required
  • Added Clinical nurse Co-Chair to UAC required
  • Added electronic voting as approved way of voting


  • Completed a comparative analysis of the Shared Governance structures of the three Rush System of Health hospitals
  • Integrated PNS committee with Rush Oak Park and/or Rush Copley
    • Legislative and Patient Advocacy
    • Past President
    • EBP and Research
    • Documentation

Quality and Safety

  • Engaged in initiatives to promote safety within the Medical Center
  • Member of Visitor Management System Governance Committee
  • Worked on new visitor policy
  • Nurse liaison on rollout of Visitor Management System

Community Outreach/Volunteerism

  • Trilogy – 2 events held
  • Senior Fest
  • Thresholds – 2 events held

Additional Involvement

  • Participated in onboarding/interview for new AVP
  • Participated in assessment of new Baxter IV pumps