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UNC Nursing Shared Governance

Nursing Shared Governance at The University of North Carolina Hospitals is defined as “The decision making model which affords the professional nurse autonomy. It empowers the nursing staff to contribute collectively to the processes related to nursing practice and the nursing work environment.”

The Shared Governance model at UNC Hospitals is based on a councilor format, comprised of five nursing councils (Quality, Research, Professional Development, Professional Practice, and Diversity), with a reporting relationship to the Executive Council. Each Council has a defined mission, purpose and set of bylaws.


Learn more about each of these councils and the bylaws by clicking on the link below.

Shared Governance Model


How can you be involved? Click on the link below to find out more and submit an interest form.

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For questions/comments about the contents of this page, please email Peggy Mattingly.

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