The Council on Nursing Practice (CNP) consists of five executive committee members appointed by the Board of Directors. The members represent nursing’s interests in the following areas: nursing practice, nursing research, nursing education, ethics and human rights. The Council addresses practice-related concerns, barriers to quality care, and health system issues of mutual concern across specialties and settings.
In addition, each of the seven Practice Focus Groups (PFG) are represented on the CNP. Each represented PFG consists of five elected officers. The Practice Focus Groups provide a forum for members for discussion of relevant issues and concerns in that particular specialty area; serve as a source for consultation and expertise; develop position statements for recommendation to the Board of Directors; and promote adherence to approved standards of nursing practice.
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Seven Practice Focus Groups (PFGs) provide a forum for members to discuss relevant issues and concerns within a specific practice area. Each unit has an executive committee including a chairperson, vice chairperson and three members-at-large. Executive committee members are elected during annual business meetings, and attend meetings of the Council on Nursing Practice.