CNO Roundtable 2022
Getting Involved with Shared Governance
Taking a role in organizational decision-making
Just because you’re not yet in a formal leadership role doesn’t mean you can’t take an active role in organizational decision-making. Our CNO panelists strongly recommend getting involved with staff councils, unit committees or other shared governance structures within your institution.
Join a Committee
Shared governance models may take different forms or be called different things depending on where you work, but our CNO panel agrees that they’re a great way for staff to share ideas and feedback.
“The best ideas are born from those closest to the work, and committees or councils should strive to empower clinical nurses to share their thoughts,” says Joyce Leido.
Lauren Spilsbury adds that shared governance is also an effective way to “change the paradigm of administrators and physicians making the decisions when it comes to bedside care. Join a committee and have your voice heard. Take control of your profession!”