Tips and Tools for Successful Shared Governance

Tips and Tools for Successful Shared Governance

Type: Online
Expiration Date: 12/15/2020
Location: Online

Contact Hour


Shared governance practices give nurses more input and influence over their jobs and how the organization makes decisions that affect them. Every nurse brings their own wisdom, expertise and experience that are not leveraged enough if not tapped in to. Shared governance models ensure that every nurse has a voice. Especially as nursing fatigue rates rise, employers struggle to retain nurses, and nursing performance has a more direct impact on the financial bottom line of hospitals. The shared governance model is essential to ensuring that nurses are empowered to have as much influence over their work environment as possible.

This pre-recorded webinar will educate nurses and nurse leaders on how to establish and maintain shared governance processes. Included in this is a focus on communication, staff development, mentorship, strategic planning and goal setting, including best practices from other organizations implementing shared governance models.

Key Learning Outcomes

  • Translate strategies used to engage staff in shared decision making.
  • Describe best leadership practices in creating and promoting an environment for nurse-driven governance.

Presented By


Tanya F. Lott, MSN, RN-BC

Lott is the Magnet Program Director for Bon Secours St. Francis Hospital, a part of Roper St. Francis Healthcare, in Charleston, South Carolina. She has served in the role since 2009 and has led her organization to its first and second ANCC Magnet® Recognition Program designations in 2010 and 2015. Lott received her BSN from Charleston Southern University, her MSN from the Medical University of South Carolina, and is currently enrolled in the University of South Carolina’s DNP program in Executive Leadership. She completed the ANCC’s Fundamentals of Magnet course in 2014 and passed the certificate exam associated with this course. Lott is certified through the ANCC as a perinatal nurse and staffs frequently in the Special Care Nursery to meet the certification requirements and to stay connected to direct patient care at the bedside. She is the facilitator for several shared governance councils in her organization and is very passionate about the impact that shared governance has had on nursing practice for her organization.

Pricing Information

Price: $45.00

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