Aim: To see the relationship between nursing satisfaction and patient safety outcomes through the implementation of a shared governance program.

Background: The adoption of shared governance in hospitals across the country would enable more nurses to have more resources, more autonomy in their practice, and thus higher satisfaction in their work environments which would improve patient outcomes.

Implications for future research, clinical practice and policy development: The following paper summarizes that shared governance programs increase the amount of satisfied nurses and improve patient outcomes. Further research is needed to develop effective guides for implementation of shared governance in healthcare facilities in order to promote nursing autonomy by participating in shared decision-making for system-wide nursing initiatives.

Date of publication

Fall 12-5-2021

Document Type

MSN Capstone Project



Persistent identifier



Family Nurse Practioner Research

Included in

Nursing Commons