AONL podcast discusses professional governance

An AONL podcast released this week explores a shift in nursing from shared governance to professional governance. Experts Rachel Start, MSN, RN, associate vice president, patient care services, hospital operations, medicine, behavioral health and emergency services at Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, and Tim Porter O’Grady, EdD, RN, senior partner, TPOG Associates, Atlanta, discuss professional governance foundations. They explain why professional governance is important and how it differs from shared governance. Professional governance is a structure empowering professional clinical nurses to contribute collaboratively as decision makers regarding the nursing practice environment.