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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/182462
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Innovation Beyond Measure: Shared Governance for Every Nurse
Author(s):
Dennison, Pamela
Author Details:
Pamela Dennison, MSN, RN, ACNS-BC, CNL, University of Virginia Health System, Charlottesville, Virginia, USA, email: PDD8H@hscmail.mcc.virginia.edu
Abstract:
Magnet organizations strive to sustain excellence and challenge themselves to exceed standards. The shared governance model in this academic medical center has been in place more than twenty years. It provides mechanisms to involve every nurse in organizational decision making. This occurs through elected and appointed representation. A Nursing Congress, comprised of Delegates elected from every practice setting, collaborate with elected Officers and an appointed body, the Cabinet, to establish nursing priorities. The Chief Nurse Executive mentors new leaders to take risks and to act boldly to achieve goals. Congress Delegates share the dreams and concerns of their colleagues and deliberate issues at the annual Nursing Congress. Practical solutions are determined. Recommendations of Delegates become the Cabinets agenda for the following year. Decisions made by Congress, Cabinet, and elected Officers change practice, procedure and policy. A representative outcome of this model is the implementation of a new program for family involvement and 24/7 access to loved ones in all inpatient settings. A longitudinal analysis of outcomes resulting from this shared governance structure reveals opportunities for replication. Innovative and responsive structures coupled by fiscal stewardship have produced a vibrant, mature nursing governance model. The ability to pursue priorities that reflect the interests and concerns of all nurses and to achieve impressive outcomes is possible with a governance model that involves every RN.
Repository Posting Date:
28-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
28-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2009
Conference Name:
ANCC National Magnet Conference
Conference Host:
American Nurses Credentialing Center
Conference Location:
Louisville, Kentucky, USA
Description:
"Magnet: Inspiring Innovation, Achieving Outcomes" was the theme and "Explore the relationship among leadership, innovation, and nursing practice outcomes" was the goal of the 13th American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) National Magnet Conference, held 1-3 October, 2009 in Louisville, Kentucky, USA.
Note:
This is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.

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dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleInnovation Beyond Measure: Shared Governance for Every Nurseen_GB
dc.contributor.authorDennison, Pamelaen_US
dc.author.detailsPamela Dennison, MSN, RN, ACNS-BC, CNL, University of Virginia Health System, Charlottesville, Virginia, USA, email: PDD8H@hscmail.mcc.virginia.eduen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/182462-
dc.description.abstractMagnet organizations strive to sustain excellence and challenge themselves to exceed standards. The shared governance model in this academic medical center has been in place more than twenty years. It provides mechanisms to involve every nurse in organizational decision making. This occurs through elected and appointed representation. A Nursing Congress, comprised of Delegates elected from every practice setting, collaborate with elected Officers and an appointed body, the Cabinet, to establish nursing priorities. The Chief Nurse Executive mentors new leaders to take risks and to act boldly to achieve goals. Congress Delegates share the dreams and concerns of their colleagues and deliberate issues at the annual Nursing Congress. Practical solutions are determined. Recommendations of Delegates become the Cabinets agenda for the following year. Decisions made by Congress, Cabinet, and elected Officers change practice, procedure and policy. A representative outcome of this model is the implementation of a new program for family involvement and 24/7 access to loved ones in all inpatient settings. A longitudinal analysis of outcomes resulting from this shared governance structure reveals opportunities for replication. Innovative and responsive structures coupled by fiscal stewardship have produced a vibrant, mature nursing governance model. The ability to pursue priorities that reflect the interests and concerns of all nurses and to achieve impressive outcomes is possible with a governance model that involves every RN.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-28T15:25:20Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-28en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-28T15:25:20Z-
dc.conference.date2009en_US
dc.conference.nameANCC National Magnet Conferenceen_US
dc.conference.hostAmerican Nurses Credentialing Centeren_US
dc.conference.locationLouisville, Kentucky, USAen_US
dc.description"Magnet: Inspiring Innovation, Achieving Outcomes" was the theme and "Explore the relationship among leadership, innovation, and nursing practice outcomes" was the goal of the 13th American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) National Magnet Conference, held 1-3 October, 2009 in Louisville, Kentucky, USA.en_US
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.-
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