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Shared Governance Among Nurses: A Descriptive Study from Jordan
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  • Zaid Al-Hamdan,
  • Hala Bawadi,
  • Tareq Abu- Erjeh ,
  • Muayyad Ahmad,
  • Mohammad Alhamdan,
  • Hossein Khalili
Zaid Al-Hamdan
Jordan University of Science and Technology

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Hala Bawadi
The University of Jordan School of Nursing
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Tareq Abu- Erjeh
Jordan University of Science and Technology
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Muayyad Ahmad
The University of Jordan
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Mohammad Alhamdan
The University of Jordan
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Hossein Khalili
University of Wisconsin-Madison
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Abstract

Rationale: Shared governance (SG) of employees is crucial in building trust within healthcare organizations. Improve decision-making and enhancing collaboration among the nursing staff and nurses’ leaders; pave the way for greater autonomy and management of healthcare delivery. Purpose: To examine the SG perceptions among Jordanian registered nurses in different clinical areas. Methods: A descriptive, cross-sectional design was used. A convenience sample of 261 nurses was recruited from three hospitals in Jordan between 2017 and 2018. tool Results: The total SG score ranged between 86 and 344 with a mean of 175.6. There was a slight difference in total SG scores among hospitals. However, when the subscales were compared across the three hospitals, some differences emerged specifically on nurses’ total perceived personnel and total perceived goal and conflict. The median age of the sample was 28 years, and about half of them (54%) were males. Conclusion: Our outcomes showed that there is a space to expand the degree of nurses control and impact in decision making, especially in those offices that scored lower on the IPNG Implications: The study results have implications in nursing administration, policy development, and decision making when choosing/adopting a model of organizational SG to cultivate excellence in the workplace.