The Nursing Professional Practice Council and the Nursing Performance Improvement Council provide collaborative forums to address nursing practice issues. Council members consist primarily of nurses representing all nursing areas, managers, clinical educators and clinical nurse specialists. Council members are responsible for bringing the comments and concerns of the nurses in their constituency to the councils and for taking information back to nurses.
A major responsibility of the council members is to maintain communication with the nurses in their constituencies. The councils increase staff involvement by providing input for nursing in the discussion of issues.