News Flash! The updated versions of the Index of Professional Nursing Governance and the Index of Professional Governance are now available. Equivalent to the originals, the 2.0 versions have updated, current language.
Liven up your next shared governance conference or retreat. Send us a query. What about Bob? Read his Simple Truth for Us All in the Sage Advice column of the April, 2013 issue of AONE's Nurse Leader.
Finally! An updated accounting of what shared governance actually costs.
Read about how Dawn Nebrig, a clinical social worker and education consultant, works as a shared governance facilitator at one of the world's premier nursing & allied health (interprofessional) shared governance models at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center.
Want to better understand shared governance and how to implement a successful program? Take an online CE course by the leading experts in the field, Robert Hess and Diana Swihart, available in online and in audio with free continuing nursing education. Like to have them both for a day's consultation in your organization. Drop us a note.
Norine Watson, MSN, RN, NEA-BC, director of nursing excellence, Nemours/duPont Hospital for Children, Wilmington, DE, and Forum advisory board member was recently named Nurse of the Year 2012 by Nemours/AIDHC.
The Forum is revising its list of SG Hospitals Online for 2013. Mariners Hospital, Tavernier, FL; Northside Hospital, Atlanta, GA; and Highland Hospital, Rochester, NY were just added. Send a request to determine your organization's eligibility for this prestigious, but free listing.
Learn how nurse executives are essential to empowering staff nurses through unit-based shared governance. Little data connects the impact of shared governance on nursing and patient outcomes. Research by Jennifer Rheingans, RN, PhD, AHN-BC, CPON comes the closest yet. Check out her citation in our listing of Reported Research.
Click below to view new video of advisory board member, Stacey Brull, to hear about outcomes research and shared governance at Mercy Medical Center, Baltimore, MD.
Advisory board members, Barb Haag-Heitman and Vicki George, discuss peer review and shared governance. Buy their book, Peer Review in Nursing: Principles for Successful Practice. Implement shared governance with the help of the recently released second edition of advisory board member, Diana Swihart's book, Shared Governance: A Practical Approach to Transform Professional Nursing Practice, which includes a special chapter, Measure Your Process and Outcomes at the Point of Care, By Robert Hess.
Want to find out if you have real shared governance? Join the 200 hospitals nationally and internationally that have surveyed their staff and managers with the Index of ProfessionalNursing Governance. Got journey? Your organization is either on or off the bus with this one. Read Bob Hess's 17-year retrospective on the IPNG and the generic IPG, Slicing and Dicing Shared Governance: In and Around the Numbers.
Read what was published in last July's Journal of Nursing Administration from the 2010 National Survey of Registered Nurses about RNs reporting opportunities to participate in shared governance: 37% in Magnet hospitals, 32% in hospitals in process to become Magnet, and 16% in non-Magnet hospitals.
Wondering about how to budget for and compensate officers in your shared governance organization? Read recommendations and experiences of the Forum's Advisory Board members at Advice From the Forum. Somebody telling you that shared decision-making, shared leadership, and shared governance are all the same? They're not. Read about the Confusion Among Consultants. Are some colleagues having difficulty joining the journey? Read what to do about Petulant Participants.
Go to the advisory board members' pages to hear video interviews about shared governance: Noreen Watson, duPont Hospital for Children; Gladys Mouro and Hera Tashjian, American University of Beirut Medical Center; Diana Swihart, Bay Pines VA Healthcare System; Majeda Afeef, King Hussein Cancer Center; Barbara Haag-Heitman, Consultant, Expert Nursing Consultations; andVicki George, Chair, President/CEO, VMH Consulting.
Shared Governance is an organizational innovation that gives healthcare professionals control over their practice and extends their influence into administrative areas previously controlled only by managers. Governance models will be evidence-based, because we're doing the research. Send us questions about shared governance or read an overview.
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