Our learning guides:
  • 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 Shared Governance: Aligning Nurses’ Aspirations and Energies with Organizational Goals

  • No room for improvement in shared governance at your organization?
  • Have you achieved perfection in your Magnet journey?
  • Can you track, measure and quantify how much shared governance contributes to outcomes for patient safety, care quality and efficiency?
  • When your CEO, COO and CFO plan how your hospital will succeed under Medicare’s pay for performance programs, do they see nursing as their first ally?

Courageous Healthcare’s GEMS program is a nurse-friendly and systematic approach to launch and accelerate nursing shared governance. Adopting GEMS can ensure frontline effectiveness and vertical alignment of goals among nurses, the nursing department and the overall organization. Click here to see an illustration of the inputs to GEMS and example outcomes that are expected from GEMS.

If you seek more complete engagement with your nursing staff, as well as the highest prospects for measurable outcomes, adopt the GEMS Process. Accelerating Nursing Shared Governance is designed as a practical improvement process and as Multi-site implementation protocol, so you will be learning with others and earn the benefits of a rigorous program of research.

Your nurse colleagues will enjoy an easy-to-use and fulfilling process for personal and professional development. You will gain more precise estimates of nursing’s contributions to patient safety, care quality and efficiency. And over time you can document the increase in nursing’s contribution.

With Accelerating Nursing Shared Governance you will bring a new level of positive credibility to your nursing organization as you and your team use systematic methods and concrete results in presentations and publications. And when you approach the apex of NPC effectiveness and results-oriented shared governance, your CFO, COO and CEO will look to nursing as their first ally in performance improvement.

Write to: mlj@courageoushealthcare.com or call 407-733-1448.