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  • Bogue Joseph Sieloff Shared Governance as Vertical Alignment JNM 2009 4-14 - This article reviews a series of empirical studies on how nursing shared governance may be made more effective through improved definitions and... Click here to learn more.

  • Joseph Laughon Bogue Whole Person Care JNM 2011 19 989-997 - This article examines nursing leadership’s roles in fostering a workplace climate that supports... Click here to read more.

  • Our newest: Slockett and Bogue Natl Physician Well Being Conference April 5 2013 - How Do YOU Excel at Keeping Yourself Well? Personal Stories and Research Results
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Summer 2013 - How to Leverage Power Throughout Your Organization.

Fall 2012 - Physician Well-Being and the Future of U.S. Healthcare

Summer 2012 - GEMS: Practical, Evidence-based Steps to Excellence in Shared Governance

Spring 2012 - Leading with Courage


GEMS NPC Self-Assessment

The GEMS NPC Self-Assessment is a 21 item instrument, taking less than 10 minutes to complete in a convenient online survey. The Self-Assessment gives NPC members information for assessing their current state and identifying near-term targets as they strive, over the longer term, toward their desired future state. the Self-Assessment metrics permit NPCs to target near-term objectives, enabling everyone involved to see levels of effectiveness, progress over time, and how shared governance associates with—or impacts—key outcomes for nurses, units, departments and organizations. The metrics obtained from the GEMS Self-Assessment include (a) Overall NPC Effectiveness, (b) measures of effectiveness in three key phases (Foundational Inputs, Empowering Processes, and Aligning Outcomes), and (c) a diagnostic tool for alignment of purposes up-and-down levels of the organization (individual nurses, and the unit-, department- and organizational-levels). These measures, as well as reliability and validity information about the GEMS Self-Assessment.. An earlier Nursing Practice Council Effectiveness Scale (NPCes) had nine items for indexing NPC effectiveness (See table 1 from Bogue, Joseph & Sieloff, 2009). The overall Cronbach’s Alpha for the nine factor scale was 0 .935. This means the earlier scale had strong internal consistency. It could be counted on as a reliable measure of NPC effectiveness. The new NPC GEMS Self-Assessment builds a much clearer and more complete view of NPC effectiveness in three ways. (1) Item wordings have been completely revised to ensure greater clarity and meaning for nurses and others. (2) The NPC GEMS Self-Assessment builds on knowledge gained with the earlier scale to create a multilevel measure that can provide practical guidance on how to make progress. (3) And it can be used to identify both strengths and problem areas in goal alignment up-and-down the organization.