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  1. Weston, Marla J. PhD, RN, FAAN
  2. Meek, Paula PhD, RN, FAAN
  3. Verran, Joyce A. PhD, RN, FAAN[LATIN CROSS]
  4. Brewer, Barbara B. PhD, RN, MALS, MBA, FAAN
  5. Clavelle, Joanne T. DNP, RN, NEA-BC, FACHE, FAAN
  6. Porter-O'Grady, Tim DM, EdD, APRN, FAAN
  7. Wong, Bob PhD


This article describes psychometric testing and refinement of the Verran Professional Governance Scale (VPGS), which measures behaviors associated with professional governance. Phase 1 reduced the items on the scale based on floor and ceiling effects and redundancy of items. Phase 2 examined structural construct validity using exploratory (EFA) and confirmatory factor analysis (CFA). The final 22-item instrument demonstrates satisfactory internal consistencies and fit indices and significant positive correlation between the VPGS, job satisfaction, and control over nursing practice.