Nursing Shared Governance functions as an essential framework for nurse participation. It encourages our nurse professionals to contribute collectively in the decision-making processes that affect our patients.
Gritman Medical Center has pursued this idea with our nursing staff leading the way. Four councils provide leadership in moving the theory of Shared Governance into daily practice:
Shared Governance has the potential to increase clinical collaboration, mutual accountability and professional autonomy. In addition to improving patient care and clinical outcomes, Shared Governance is anticipated to increase both nurse and patient satisfaction, resulting in improved ability to recruit and retain qualified professionals.