Measuring Shared Governance in Acute Care Hospital Settings Using the Index of Professional Nursing Governance (IPNG)

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/603119
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Full-text
Format:
Text-based Document
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Measuring Shared Governance in Acute Care Hospital Settings Using the Index of Professional Nursing Governance (IPNG)
Other Titles:
Developing Shared Governance: Does It Have an Impact? [Session]
Author(s):
Wilson, Evette M.
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Zeta Kappa-at-Large
Author Details:
Evette M. Wilson, RN, evette.wilson@nsc.edu
Abstract:
Session presented on Monday, November 9, 2015: Purpose: The purpose of the study was to evaluate shared governance in three acute care hospitals. The goal was to obtain a baseline measurement of shared governance using the Index of Professional Nursing Governance (IPNG) to determine if three Las Vegas area hospitals had achieved a state of shared governance following six years of implementation. Background/Significance:Employers are becoming more creative in their strategies to improve the work environment decrease turnover, and retain nurses within their organizations by implementing management strategies such as shared governance models. Shared governance models focus on creating a satisfying practice environment that empowers employees in the decision-making of nursing practice. The challenge nurse leaders face with the implementation of these models is measuring the outcomes and determining when shared governance has actually been achieved. Methods: This was a descriptive study using the Index of Professional Nursing Governance (IPNG) survey tool to obtain a baseline measurement of shared governance. After obtaining IRB approval, which deemed the study exempt, the survey was distributed via interoffice mail and online via SurveyMonkey ©to 1418 registered nurses employed at SRDH. The IPNG tool measured overall governance, in addition to six subscales of professional nursing governance: personnel, information, resources, participation, practice and goals. Results: After 30 days, 342 surveys were returned for an overall response rate of 24%. However, only 207 surveys were useable in the analysis, due to the removal of incomplete surveys and outliers in the data. Demographically, the sample consisted of full-time, part-time nurses, and per diem nurses. The number of years in nurses’ current position ranged from 3 months to 31 years ( M = 5.27, SD = 5.57).The results of the survey indicate that all three acute care hospitals measured, although having shared governance structures in place since 2007, remains in traditional governance, with decisions being made primarily by management and administration. Conclusions and Implications for Practice: Overall, the IPNG survey tool provided nurse administrators with a baseline measurement of shared governance and a target goal for re-evaluation. The IPNG tool also provided nurse leaders with specific areas to focus improvement efforts. The IPNG survey tool can be used in the future as an outcome measure for the implementation of strategies to address overall governance and subscales that scored below the shared governance range. Findings from this study will guide the leadership team in developing strategies and recommendations to support shared governance improvement initiatives.
Keywords:
Shared Governance; Measuring Shared Governance; Index of Professional Nursing Governance
Repository Posting Date:
21-Mar-2016
Date of Publication:
21-Mar-2016
Other Identifiers:
CONV15D10
Conference Date:
2015
Conference Name:
43rd Biennial Convention
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Description:
43rd Biennial Convention 2015 Theme: Serve Locally, Transform Regionally, Lead Globally.`

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dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.type.categoryFull-texten
dc.formatText-based Documenten
dc.typePresentationen
dc.titleMeasuring Shared Governance in Acute Care Hospital Settings Using the Index of Professional Nursing Governance (IPNG)en
dc.title.alternativeDeveloping Shared Governance: Does It Have an Impact? [Session]en
dc.contributor.authorWilson, Evette M.en
dc.contributor.departmentZeta Kappa-at-Largeen
dc.author.detailsEvette M. Wilson, RN, evette.wilson@nsc.eduen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/603119en
dc.description.abstractSession presented on Monday, November 9, 2015: Purpose: The purpose of the study was to evaluate shared governance in three acute care hospitals. The goal was to obtain a baseline measurement of shared governance using the Index of Professional Nursing Governance (IPNG) to determine if three Las Vegas area hospitals had achieved a state of shared governance following six years of implementation. Background/Significance:Employers are becoming more creative in their strategies to improve the work environment decrease turnover, and retain nurses within their organizations by implementing management strategies such as shared governance models. Shared governance models focus on creating a satisfying practice environment that empowers employees in the decision-making of nursing practice. The challenge nurse leaders face with the implementation of these models is measuring the outcomes and determining when shared governance has actually been achieved. Methods: This was a descriptive study using the Index of Professional Nursing Governance (IPNG) survey tool to obtain a baseline measurement of shared governance. After obtaining IRB approval, which deemed the study exempt, the survey was distributed via interoffice mail and online via SurveyMonkey ©to 1418 registered nurses employed at SRDH. The IPNG tool measured overall governance, in addition to six subscales of professional nursing governance: personnel, information, resources, participation, practice and goals. Results: After 30 days, 342 surveys were returned for an overall response rate of 24%. However, only 207 surveys were useable in the analysis, due to the removal of incomplete surveys and outliers in the data. Demographically, the sample consisted of full-time, part-time nurses, and per diem nurses. The number of years in nurses’ current position ranged from 3 months to 31 years ( M = 5.27, SD = 5.57).The results of the survey indicate that all three acute care hospitals measured, although having shared governance structures in place since 2007, remains in traditional governance, with decisions being made primarily by management and administration. Conclusions and Implications for Practice: Overall, the IPNG survey tool provided nurse administrators with a baseline measurement of shared governance and a target goal for re-evaluation. The IPNG tool also provided nurse leaders with specific areas to focus improvement efforts. The IPNG survey tool can be used in the future as an outcome measure for the implementation of strategies to address overall governance and subscales that scored below the shared governance range. Findings from this study will guide the leadership team in developing strategies and recommendations to support shared governance improvement initiatives.en
dc.subjectShared Governanceen
dc.subjectMeasuring Shared Governanceen
dc.subjectIndex of Professional Nursing Governanceen
dc.date.available2016-03-21T16:43:41Zen
dc.date.issued2016-03-21en
dc.date.accessioned2016-03-21T16:43:41Zen
dc.conference.date2015en
dc.conference.name43rd Biennial Conventionen
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen
dc.conference.locationLas Vegas, Nevada, USAen
dc.description43rd Biennial Convention 2015 Theme: Serve Locally, Transform Regionally, Lead Globally.`en
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