PNS Accomplishments – Fiscal Year 2020


  • PNS Executive members attended DACs and UACs to provide re-education of shared governance and the PNS structure
  • Created flow of communication diagram for UAC-DAC-PNS Executive committee
  • Established the Senior Nurse (retired) Council
  • Increased clinical RN participation in committees and chair roles
  • Promoted work life balance activities

Growth and Reach

  • Supported clinical nurse involvement in EBP and research through committee structures, research fellowships and nursing research symposium
  • Promoted health equity with food is medicine program
  • Utilized technology and social media to promote nursing recognition and PNS structure
  • Held a virtual food drive with Greater Food Depository of Chicago donating more than 30,000 meals to the community
  • Volunteered with Thresholds and Senior Fest

Quality and Safety

  • Engaged in initiatives to promote safety within the medical center, including the visitor management system and de-escalation training
  • Led Magnet site visit preparations with Magnet fairs and mock site visit
  • Improved patient experience scores with nurse leader rounding and RN handoff