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  1. Walker, Judie MS, RN, CNAA


As the nursing profession again faces a serious shortage, many are seeking ways to attract and retain talented people in the nursing profession. Creating both empowering and healthy work environments is a way to achieve this goal. Shared leadership is a nursing management model that supports staff nurses in extending their influence about decisions that affect their practice, work environment, professional development, and self-fulfillment. It is a way to strengthen continuous learning and enhance relationships, which are the foundation upon which nurses can develop a new type of relationship with management and with each other.