Nursing Clinical Governance Model

Empowering Nurses

Aria Health's Department of Nursing supports the clinical governance structure to empower professional nurses to collectively impact upon their own practice, as well as their patients' outcomes. The nurses' clinical decision-making abilities are recognized and utilized in the work of the varied councils. The councils are composed of a variety of members of the nursing department, including staff nurses, managers, administrators and educators.

The clinical governance system is comprised of the Coordinating Council, which oversees the Performance Improvement Council, Resource Management and Professional Development Council and the Clinical Practice and Information Management Council.