Ch 3: Shared Governance: Sharing the Leadership Role in Nursing
From the Book: The Refractive Thinker®: Vol. IX: Effective Business Practices in Leadership and Emerging Technologies


Summary

Shared governance is a topic of conversation, discussion, and debate in colleges of nursing. Despite historic significance, a universal definition of shared governance remained elusive. The purpose of this chapter was to explore the concept of shared governance in universities, with an emphasis on colleges of nursing. A goal of this chapter was to investigate the relevance and value of shared governance. Another goal of this chapter was to explore a universal definition of shared governance applicable to universities and colleges of nursing. The information obtained provide support that a universal definition is not necessary, but a new way of defining shared governance would be helpful to constituents of colleges of nursing.