• Dr. Shirey is an internationally recognized expert in nursing leadership and management. Her research focuses on studying nurse manager work complexity to better understand and influence authentic leadership practices. Dr. Shirey’s research identifies structures and processes required to maximize outcomes associated with nursing leadership. She teaches leadership, management, health policy, and scholarly writing in the DNP program. A prolific author and editor, Dr. Shirey is a mentor to developing authors.
  • Selected Publications

    Academic Article

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    2018 Aligning Evidence-Based Practice With Translational Research: Opportunities for Clinical Practice Research.JONA: The Journal of Nursing Administration.  48:425-431. 2018
    2018 Nurse manager succession planning: A cost-benefit analysis.Journal of Nursing Management.  26:238-243. 2018
    2017 Using data analytics as evidentiary support for financial outcome success in nurse-led population based clinicsJournal for Healthcare Quality2017
    2017 Leadership practices for healthy work environments.Nursing Management.  48:42-50. 2017
    2017 Building Research Infrastructure in Magnet® Hospitals: Current Status and Future Directions.JONA: The Journal of Nursing Administration.  47:198-204. 2017
    2017 Certified registered nurse anesthetist perceptions of factors impacting patient safetyNursing Administration Quarterly2017
    2017 Editorial: Interprofessional Collaboration and Care Coordination: Models, Strategies, and Instruments.Journal for Healthcare Quality.  39:65-66. 2017
    2017 Editorial: Onward and Upward.Journal for Healthcare Quality.  39:3. 2017
    2017 Interprofessional Clinical Rounding: Effects on Processes and Outcomes of Care.Journal for Healthcare Quality.  39:85-94. 2017
    2017 Supplementing Intensivist Staffing With Nurse Practitioners: Literature Review.Aacn Clinical Issues.  28:111-123. 2017
    2016 Journey Toward Editorial Leadership.JONA: The Journal of Nursing Administration.  46:161-163. 2016
    2016 Leadership Transitions and the First 90 Days.JONA: The Journal of Nursing Administration.  46:169-172. 2016
    2016 Valuing History, Shaping the Future.Journal for Healthcare Quality.  38:1-2. 2016
    2015 What is a nursing professional practice model?In. J. Duffy (Ed.), Professional Practice Models: Leading Successful Health System Integration2015
    2015 Enhance your self-awareness to be an authentic leaderAmerican Nurse Today2015
    2015 Boundary Spanning Leadership Practices for Population Health.JONA: The Journal of Nursing Administration.  45:411-415. 2015
    2015 Guest Editorial The Power of Alignment.Nursing Administration Quarterly.  39:190-191. 2015
    2015 Nursing Leader Collaboration to Drive Quality Improvement and Implementation Science.Nursing Administration Quarterly.  39:229-238. 2015
    2015 Predictability of a Professional Practice Model to Affect Nurse and Patient Outcomes.Nursing Administration Quarterly.  39:199-210. 2015
    2015 The power of alignmentNursing Administration Quarterly2015
    2015 Strategic agility for nursing leadership.JONA: The Journal of Nursing Administration.  45:305-308. 2015
    2015 Orchestrating energy for shifting busyness to strategic work.JONA: The Journal of Nursing Administration.  45:124-127. 2015
    2014 Care coordination: a model for the acute care hospital setting.JONA: The Journal of Nursing Administration.  44:577-585. 2014
    2014 Whole scale change for real-time strategic application in complex health systems.JONA: The Journal of Nursing Administration.  44:564-568. 2014
    2014 Never stop improving.Journal of Intravenous Nursing.  37:315-316. 2014
    2014 Entrepreneurship and intrapreneurship in advanced nursing practice.In J. Fulton,B. Lyon and K. Goudreau (Eds.), Foundations of Clinical Nurse Specialist Practice (2nd edition, pp. 345-362)2014
    2014 A nurse manager succession planning model with associated empirical outcomes.JONA: The Journal of Nursing Administration.  44:37-46. 2014
    2014 Shaping your leadership legacyNurse Leader.  12:30-32. 2014
    2013 Leaning in: lessons for leadership career development.JONA: The Journal of Nursing Administration.  43:562-565. 2013
    2013 Nurse manager engagement: what it means to nurse managers and staff nurses.Nursing Administration Quarterly.  37:337-345. 2013
    2013 Nurse manager succession planning: synthesis of the evidence.Journal of Nursing Management.  21:971-979. 2013
    2013 Promoting wellness and being healthy.Nursing Administration Quarterly.  37:276-277. 2013
    2013 Executive presence for strategic influence.JONA: The Journal of Nursing Administration.  43:373-376. 2013
    2013 Nurse manager succession planning: a concept analysis.Nursing Forum.  48:155-164. 2013
    2013 Informed decisions about the treatment of IBS.Reviews on Recent Clinical Trials.  8:73. 2013
    2013 Building scholarly writing capacity in the doctor of nursing practice program.Journal of Professional Nursing.  29:137-147. 2013
    2013 Professional comportment: the missing element in nursing practice.Nursing Forum.  48:106-113. 2013
    2013 Building a business case for Magnet designation in a small hospitalJournal of Nursing Administration2013
    2013 Business case for Magnet® in a small hospital.JONA: The Journal of Nursing Administration.  43:113-118. 2013
    2013 Lewin's Theory of Planned Change as a strategic resource.JONA: The Journal of Nursing Administration.  43:69-72. 2013
    2013 Review: 'Walking a tight rope': An investigation of nurse managers' work stressors and coping experiencesNt Research.  18:80-81. 2013
    2013 Nurse manager cognitive decision-making amidst stress and work complexity.Journal of Nursing Management.  21:17-30. 2013
    2012 How resilient are your team members?JONA: The Journal of Nursing Administration.  42:551-553. 2012
    2012 Stakeholder analysis and mapping as targeted communication strategy.JONA: The Journal of Nursing Administration.  42:399-403. 2012
    2012 Cultivating strategic thinking skills.JONA: The Journal of Nursing Administration.  42:311-314. 2012
    2012 Giving and receiving feedback.Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing.  43:243-244. 2012
    2012 Guest editorial: Giving and receiving feedbackJournal of Continuing Education in Nursing2012
    2012 Nursing sabbatical in the acute care hospital setting: a cost-benefit analysis.JONA: The Journal of Nursing Administration.  42:340-344. 2012
    2012 Implementation of a caring theoretical framework in a multihospital system.JONA: The Journal of Nursing Administration.  42:190-194. 2012
    2012 Thanks to reviewersAustralian Veterinary Journal.  90:57-59. 2012
    2012 Group think, organizational strategy, and change.JONA: The Journal of Nursing Administration.  42:67-71. 2012
    2012 Sustaining successIn M. Bahouth, K. Blem & S. Simone (Eds.), Transition into hospital based practice: A guide for nurse practitioners and administrators (pp. 263-276)2012
    2011 Nursing sabbatical in the acute care setting: what is the evidence?Nursing Forum.  46:195-204. 2011
    2011 Use of a business case model for organizational change.JONA: The Journal of Nursing Administration.  41:291-293. 2011
    2011 Establishing a sense of urgency for leading transformational change.JONA: The Journal of Nursing Administration.  41:145-148. 2011
    2011 Meaningful recognitionAACN Bold Voices2011
    2011 Showcasing differences between quality improvement, evidence-based practice, and research.Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing.  42:57-68. 2011
    2011 Addressing strategy execution challenges to lead sustainable change.JONA: The Journal of Nursing Administration.  41:1-4. 2011
    2011 Authoritative leadershipIn H. R. Feldman (Ed.), Nursing leadership: A concise encyclopedia (2nd edition, pp. 46-47)2011
    2011 Managing competing priorities in the nurse manager roleIn M. Gullatte (Ed.), Nursing Management: Principles and Practice (2nd edition, pp. 865-872)2011
    2011 Organizational behavior and Magnet hospitalsIn P. Kelly (Ed.), Nursing Leadership and Management (3rd edition, pp. 73-91)2011
    2011 Re-showcasing differences between quality improvement, evidence-based practice, and researchJournal of Continuing Education in Nursing.  42:98. 2011
    2010 Understanding nurse manager stress and work complexity: factors that make a difference.JONA: The Journal of Nursing Administration.  40:82-91. 2010
    2010 Building your personal leadership brand.Clinical Nurse Specialist.  24:11-13. 2010
    2009 Entrepreneurship and intrapreneurship in advanced nursing practiceIn J. Fulton, B. Lyon, & K. Goudreau (Eds.), Foundations of Clinical Nurse Specialist Practice (pp. 311-328)2009
    2009 Building an extraordinary career in nursing: promise, momentum, and harvest.Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing.  40:394-400. 2009
    2009 The nursing professional portfolio: leveraging your talents.Clinical Nurse Specialist.  23:241-244. 2009
    2009 Authentic leadership, organizational culture, and healthy work environments.Critical Care Nursing Quarterly.  32:189-198. 2009
    2009 Transferable skills and entrepreneurial strategy.Clinical Nurse Specialist.  23:128-130. 2009
    2009 Discover your entrepreneurial strengths.Clinical Nurse Specialist.  23:54-56. 2009
    2009 Thank you reviewers!Group and Organization Management.  34:140-145. 2009
    2009 Stress and coping in nurse managers: A qualitative descriptionDoctoral Dissertation (unpublished)2009
    2008 Nursing practice models for acute and critical care: overview of care delivery models.Critical Care Nursing Clinics of North America.  20:365-373. 2008
    2008 The state of health care delivery in America. Preface.Critical Care Nursing Clinics of North America.  20:xi-xii. 2008
    2008 The state of health care in America: PrefaceCritical Care Clinics of North America2008
    2008 Leadership agenda for change toward healthy work environments in acute and critical care.Critical Care Nurse.  28:66-79. 2008
    2008 Building the leadership development pipeline: a 5-step succession planning model.Clinical Nurse Specialist.  22:214-217. 2008
    2008 Project management tools for leaders and entrepreneurs.Clinical Nurse Specialist.  22:129-131. 2008
    2008 Influencers among us: a practical approach for leading change.Clinical Nurse Specialist.  22:63-66. 2008
    2008 Sleepless in America: nurse managers cope with stress and complexity.JONA: The Journal of Nursing Administration.  38:125-131. 2008
    2008 Endurance and inspiration for the entrepreneur.Clinical Nurse Specialist.  22:9-11. 2008
    2008 Organizational behavior and Magnet hospitalsIn P. Kelly (Ed.), Nursing Leadership and Management (2nd edition, pp. 64-81)2008
    2007 An evidence-based solution for minimizing stress and anger in nursing students.Journal of Nursing Education.  46:568-571. 2007
    2007 An evidence-based understanding of entrepreneurship in nursing.Clinical Nurse Specialist.  21:234-240. 2007
    2007 Leadership and organizational strategies to increase innovative thinking.Clinical Nurse Specialist.  21:191-194. 2007
    2007 The entrepreneur and the business plan.Clinical Nurse Specialist.  21:142-144. 2007
    2007 Competencies and tips for effective leadership: from novice to expert.JONA: The Journal of Nursing Administration.  37:167-170. 2007
    2007 Moral intelligence for the leader and entrepreneur.Clinical Nurse Specialist.  21:71-73. 2007
    2007 Innovation and entrepreneurship: shaping your professional horizon.Clinical Nurse Specialist.  21:16-21. 2007
    2007 Knowledge management: An innovative strategy for the futureJONA: The Journal of Nursing Administration.  37:5-9. 2007
    2006 Building authentic leadership and enhancing entrepreneurial performance.Clinical Nurse Specialist.  20:280-282. 2006
    2006 Authentic leadership: Foundation of a healthy work environmentReflections on Nursing Leadership2006
    2006 Ethical health careClinical Nurse Specialist: The Journal for Advanced Nursing Practice2006
    2006 On intrapreneurship: from silos to collaboration.Clinical Nurse Specialist.  20:229-232. 2006
    2006 Entrepreneurship: turning your intellectual capital into tangible results.Clinical Nurse Specialist.  20:179-182. 2006
    2006 Evidence-based practice: how nurse leaders can facilitate innovation.Nursing Administration Quarterly.  30:252-265. 2006
    2006 Stress and coping in nurse managers: two decades of research.Nursing Economic$.  24:193-passim. 2006
    2006 Authentic leaders creating healthy work environments for nursing practice.American Journal of Critical Care.  15:256-267. 2006
    2006 Entrepreneurship: is it in your DNA?Clinical Nurse Specialist.  20:130-133. 2006
    2006 Stress and burnout in nursing faculty.Nurse Educator.  31:95-97. 2006
    2005 2005 AONE award winner profiles: Nurse executive scholarshipNurse Leader2005
    2005 Celebrating certification in nursing: forces of magnetism in action.Nursing Administration Quarterly.  29:245-253. 2005
    2005 Nurturance: Concept clarification and theory in nursing administration practiceInternational Journal for Human Caring2005
    2005 Personal renewal for nurse leaders in the workplaceVoice of Nursing Leadership2005
    2005 Ethical climate in nursing practice: the leader's role.JONA's Healthcare Law, Ethics and Regulation.  7:59-67. 2005
    2005 The leader's role in promoting certification in nursing practiceVoice of Nursing Leadership2005
    2004 2004 AONE award winner profiles: Organizational innovation in nursing leadershipNurse Leader2004
    2004 Social support in the workplace: nurse leader implications.Nursing Economic$.  22:313-291. 2004
    2004 Social support in the workplace: nurse leader implications.Nursing Economic$.  22:313-291. 2004
    2004 One hospital's experience with a CCRN drive. A successful approach.Critical Care Nurse.  24:46-52. 2004
    2004 Development of a strategic initiative to enhance physician satisfaction in a not-for-profit hospital2004 Fellow Project2004
    2004 Expansion of the heart product line through growth of peripheral vascular services2004 Fellow Project2004
    2004 Performance improvement successes in the cardiac catheterization laboratory2004 Fellow Project2004
    2004 Preparing an organization for achieving Magnet designation2004 Fellow Project2004
    1990 ForewordEnvironmental Progress -New York-.  9:N2-N2. 1990
    1989 Oncology nursing course manual and OCN certification primer 1989
    1986 Knowledge of coronary heart disease in the work settingMaster's Thesis (unpublished)1986
    1981 Antiarrhythmic and hemodynamic drips: A reference manual for critical care nurses 1981
    Aligning evidence-based practice with translational research: Magnet hospitals as laboratories for knowledge developmentJournal of Nursing Administration
    Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist Perceptions of Factors Impacting Patient Safety.Nursing Administration Quarterly.  41:56-69.
    Designing Large-Scale Improvement: Using an Academic-Practice Partnership to Enhance Care Transitions.Journal for Healthcare Quality.  40:318-325.
    Engagement training for nurse leaders and the effect on staff nurse engagement and nursing turnoverNurse Leader
    Interprofessional collaborative practice model enhancing transitional care coordination and chronic disease management in vulnerable populationsJournal for Interprofesional Care
    Nurse communication strategies to improve patient outcomes in a surgical oncology settingORL-Head & Neck Nursing
    Nurse driven quality improvement for decreasing same-day procedure cancellations in a pain treatment clinicPain Management Nursing
    Strategies for increasing patient activation in an underserved heart failure clinicJournal of Healthcare for the Poor and Underserved
    Using Data Analytics as Evidentiary Support for Financial Outcome Success in Nurse-Led Population-Based Clinics.Journal for Healthcare Quality.  39:391-396.

    Research Overview

  • Authentic leadership; healthy work environments; nurse manager work complexity; transitional care coordination and interprofessional practice; health services outcomes research; scholarly writing; credentialing in nursing
  • Education And Training

  • Bachelor of Science or Mathematics in Registered Nursing / Registered Nurse, Florida State University
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing Administration, Indiana University System : Indiana University/Purdue University at Indianapolis
  • Master of Business Administration in Business Administration, Management and Operations, Tulane University
  • Master of Science in Nursing Administration, Texas Woman's University
  • Awards And Honors

  • Fellow and Distinguished Scholar, 2018
  • Inaugural Excellence in Interprofessional Education Collaboration Award, Behavioral Health, Honorable Mention, 2017
  • Gage Award for Excellence in Population Health, Honorable Mention, 2017
  • Inaugural Suzanne Smith Memorial Award for Writing Excellence, 2016
  • Leader Legacy Award, 2015
  • Top 100 Alumni Legacy Leader Award, 2014
  • Capstone project mentor for DNP student, Jennifer Titzer, recipient of the 2013 Excellence in Advanced Nursing Practice Award, 2014
  • FSU College of Nursing Distinguished Graduate Award, 2014
  • Fellow, 2014
  • Best Abstract Award Co-Author with DNP student Lois Stallings-Welden at International Nursing Administration Research Conference, 2014
  • Ildaura Murillo-Rohde Award for Education Excellence, 2012
  • Innovation Award, 2011
  • Lifetime Membership Award, 2011
  • Fellow, 2010
  • Health Systems and Policy Dissertation Award, 2010
  • Professional Advancement Scholarship named in honor of Maria Shirey, 2010
  • Inductee, 2008
  • Outstanding PhD Graduate Award, 2007
  • Emily Holmquist Award, 2006
  • Marita Titler Conduct of Research Award Best Poster (Social Support and Stress in the Work Environment: Evidence Based Nursing Management Practice), 2005
  • Scholarship Award for Nurse Executives, 2005
  • The Circle of Excellence Value of Certification Award, 2005
  • Fellow, 2004
  • Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges, 2004
  • Jesse I. Cross Scholarship Award, 2004
  • Indiana University Travel Fellowship Award, 2004
  • Nursing Economics Foundation Scholarship in Nursing Administration, 2004
  • Organizational Innovation Award, 2004
  • The Circle of Excellence Multidisciplinary Team Award for The Code Blue Team at Deaconess Hospital, 2003
  • First Place Winner - Poster (Beyond the Cardiovascular Bedside: Implementation of a Community Peripheral Vascular Screening Program), 2003
  • The Circle of Excellence Leadership Award, 2002
  • Second Place Winner - Poster (The CCRN Drive at Deaconess Hospital), 2002
  • First Place Winner - (Poster Restructuring of a Code Blue Team with Emphasis on Outcomes), 2002
  • The Great 100 Nursing Alumni Award, 2001
  • Board Certified in Healthcare Management, 2001
  • Who's Who in Executives and Businesses, 1998
  • Inductee, 1992
  • Who's Who in Nursing, 1990
  • Judge for Outstanding Young People's Program, 1990
  • Nurse of the Year Award, 1980
  • Inductee, 1977
  • Student Nurse of the Year, 1976
  • Full Name

  • Maria Shirey
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