Clinical education delivery – A collaborative, shared governance model provides a framework for planning, implementation and evaluation.
Following a scheduled review of a university pre-registration Bachelor of Nursing program, a decision was taken to introduce a new model of clinical education delivery. Principles of collaboration, as used by other university nursing programs, were applied to the change management process. As the process of change progressed, a model incorporating collaboration and shared governance emerged to address the challenge posed by multiple stakeholders from culturally different organisations and the genuine commitment by those stakeholders to share control in the planning, implementation, and evaluation of the clinical education delivery model. Using a case study approach, this article demonstrates how the principles of collaboration and shared governance were combined to effectively manage change in the delivery of clinical education across several different organisations, and provides an extended framework for collaborative change management involving multiple stakeholders.