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Nursing professional governance

Patient- and family-centered design

Dragoon, Nicole BSN, RN, OCN; Nadeau, Michelle BSN, RN, CCRN; Toolin, Susan MSN, RN, CCRN; Gagne, Margaret MSN, RN; FitzPatrick, Kate DNP, RN, ACNP, NEA-BC, FAAN

doi: 10.1097/01.NUMA.0000579032.78599.b2
Department: Shared Governance Spotlight

At the University of Vermont Medical Center in Burlington, Vt., Nicole Dragoon is a hematology and oncology clinical nurse; Michelle Nadeau is a medical ICU clinical nurse and chair of nursing professional governance; Susan Toolin is a medical ICU nurse educator; Margaret Gagne is nursing director of medicine, oncology, and mental health; and Kate FitzPatrick is the CNO.

Acknowledgment: The authors would like to acknowledge the late Greg Crow, PhD, RN, who worked closely with our nursing professional governance design team. Greg had a passion and dedication for improving the profession of nursing, and the community at the UVM Medical Center is deeply grateful for his lasting impact on all of us.

The authors have disclosed no financial relationships related to this article.

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