The Magnet Conference, this week in Atlanta, is one of my favorite times. Please stop by and see me at my day job booth 837, CE Direct with OnCourse Learning. We’ll be doing a drawing for free signed copies of my book on shared governance. See you there!

Kerry Taylor and Anna-Marie Edwards from Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust have been included on a prestigious new list that showcases the most influential people in the nursing world. The Nursing Times Leaders List is published annually and highlights nurses who are making an impact in their profession. Kerry and Anna-Marie, both shared governance facilitators have been included for their work on Shared Governance, which is leading the way nationally.

Nurses report their model of Interprofessional Shared Governance: The Visiting Nurse Service of New York Experience.

Want to see what shared governance means to the Maternity Department at Nottingham University Hospitals? Take a look. Want to see how it exhilarates the nursing staff of the entire Trust of 1,800 totally full beds? Spend five minutes here!

St. Francis Hospital, Federal Way, WA; Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center, Idaho Falls, ID; Hillcrest Hospital, Waco, TX; University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA; and Henry Ford Macomb Hospital, Clinton Township, MI just added to the extensive list of Hospitals that have used the Index of Professional Nursing Governance.

The Forum for Shared Governance welcomes its first staff nurse, Stacy Abraham, MSN, RN, MBA-HC, from Henry Ford Macomb Hospital, Clinton County, MI, to the advisory board!

Interested in shared governance in the UK? Check out Anna Edward’s account. She is one of two shared governance facilitators at Nottingham University Hospitals.

Congratulations to the Forum for Shared Governance’s board member and consulting partner, Diana Swihart, PhD, DMin, MSN, APN CS, RN-BC, who will be inducted into the American Academy of Nursing this Fall, 2015.

Drs Bob Hess and Diana Swihart join a powerhouse of nurses involved in shared governance at Stony Brook University Medical Center on Long Island.

Dr Bob Hess & Nursing Administrative Leadership at Metropolitan Hospital Center, New York City, Nurses Week, 2015, Shared Governance Kick-off

Did you know that the Index of Professional Nursing Governance and the Index of Professional Governance has been translated into Arabic, Chinese, Korean, and French? German and Portuguese versions versions are now available due to Dr. Mario Desmedt in Switzerland and Dr. Jose Luis Santos in Brazil!

Want to be a part of advancing men in nursing. Attend the American Assembly for men in Nursing’s 40th Conference, Men Leading Interprofessional Practice: We’re All In This Together, in Minneapolis this September.

Shared governance can thrive in any environment. How about in clinics or the military? Read about it in Shared Governance in a Clinic System or Shared Governance in an Army Clinic: Implementing Unit Practice Councils.

Shared Governance, Third Edition: A Practical Approach to Transforming Interprofessional Healthcare

Diana Swihart, PhD, DMin, MSN, APN CS, RN-BC
Robert G. Hess, Jr., PhD, RN, FAAN

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Dr. Stacey Brull, Forum advisory board member, designed this comprehensive shared governance infographic. And don’t forget to click on the video to find out how to be or recognize a transformational leader.

New survey by authors Janet Wilson, Karen Gabel Speroni, Ruth Ann Jones, and Marion G. Daniel from Shore Health System, Easton, MD, published this July, explores how nurses and managers perceive shared governance .

Drs Bob Hess and Diana Swihart join a powerhouse of nurses involved in shared governance at Stony Brook University Medical Center on Long Island.

Drs Bob Hess & Diana Swihart at Stony Brook University MC.

Want to set your staff on fire about shared  governance? Bob can do that! Or why not have both Bob Hess and Diana Swihart, the world’s current leading authorities on governance innovations, come in to revitalize your program. Drop us a note. Meanwhile, you can better understand shared governance by taking their online CE course, free to those who become Forum Members, which is also free!

Bob’s Blog is now open for business. Find out what advisory board members have to say about shared governance officers’ job descriptions, funding, and bylaws.

Forum for Shared Governance advisory board member, Rachel Start, and colleagues document Rush’s groundbreaking work in shared governance, some 30 years old now, in the journal, American Nurse Today. Advisory board member, Vicki George, published an excellent article, Professional Governance: To Act-Not Just Inform, in April’s Nurse Leader journal.

Just out! A large national study in the Journal of Nursing Administration shows the strong relationships between the Index of Professional Nursing Governance & the nursing Work Index-Revised and shared governance and the nursing practice environment in Magnet® organizations.

Laura Hailes joins the Forum for Shared Governance as its newest Advisory Board member. A UK Roosevelt Scholar she toured our American homes and shared governance hospitals last year. You can read about her journey and her full report. But now she’s on another mission to locate shared governance hospitals in the UK. If you know any, give us a shout.

Want a status check on shared governance in US? Try this quick read from Nurse.com

Have a website relevant to shared governance and empowering healthcare professionals you’d like posted on our Links page? Let us know.

The Forum is constantly revising its list of SG Hospitals Online. King Hussein Cancer Center, Amman, Jordan; Beaumont Royal Oak, Royal Oak, MI; and Chilton Hospital, Pompton Plains, NJ were the most recently added. Send a request to determine your organization’s eligibility for this prestigious, but free listing.

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 Professional Nursing 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.

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.