Sue Matthews, BSN, RN-C, CRNI - Professional Practice Council Chair
Sue wanted to push beyond her "comfort zone” and to continue to grow as a nurse.
Being on the Shared Governance Council gives her a chance to do both. As a co-chair, Sue advocates for coworkers.
For example, nurses in her unit had to walk some distance to access medications. Not anymore. A simple change by leadership saves nurses countless steps a day.
“The culture created by shared governance is that of open and honest communication,” Matthews said. “No judging. Listen to coworkers – allow them their opinions and always be respectful.”
Even better, the council helps patients too. “We are also the voice of the patient,” she said.
“If we don’t speak up, who will?”