Aleen Williams, BSN, RN was appointed as the Hospital Nursing Practice Council Chair for Orlando Health Orlando Regional Medical Center (ORMC) in January of 2016. In this role, she is responsible for overseeing the monthly meetings of the Hospital Nursing Practice Council (HNPC), a forum that includes the ORMC chief nursing officer, chair and chair elects from the nursing departments. The ORMC HNPC focuses on implementing evidenced-based practice to establish nursing practices and standards, improve patient care and outcomes, and most importantly, the council allows for interdisciplinary collaboration.

Ms. Williams is a graduate of the University of Central Florida, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing. She currently works as a clinical nurse on the Cardiac Progressive Care Unit (PCU) and serves in the following roles: Preceptor, Charge Nurse, Immediate Past Chair of the Cardiac PCU Nursing Practice Council, and has successfully completed the Orlando Health Pulmonary Hypertension education. Also, she is a member of the Orlando Health Corporate Nursing Practice Council, Orlando Health Nursing Excellence Conference Planning Committee, and has been instrumental in assisting with the process of obtaining Heart Failure accreditation.

Ms. Williams states “being involved with the HNPC has been a very rewarding and gratifying experience because this is one of the forums where clinical nurses have a voice at the table where decisions are being made regarding how we care for patients. This important purpose has allowed me to empower my nursing colleagues to make a positive difference at the bedside of our patients and to promote collaborative and healthy working environments for our nurses. It is an honor to be working for an organization that recognizes and values input from their nurses. Most importantly, my participation on the Nursing Practice Council has taught me that as professionals we have a duty to advance our knowledge, gain clinical competence, lead in leadership roles, and each day strive for excellence in our clinical environments”.