• 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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    2022 Interprofessional Collaborative Practice Improves Access to Care and Healthcare Quality to Advance Health EquityJournal for Healthcare Quality.  44:294-304. 2022
    2022 Curricular and Clinical Innovation Engaging Undergraduate Nursing Students to Build a Resilient Primary Care WorkforceNurse Educator.  47:213-218. 2022
    2022 Implementation of a Registered Nurse Primary Care Clinical Mentoring AcademyJournal of Continuing Education in Nursing.  53:312-320. 2022
    2022 Leading Multisector Partnerships to Address Social Determinants of Health and Advance Health Equity for an Underresourced Heart Failure Patient PopulationNursing Administration Quarterly.  46:197-207. 2022
    2022 Academic-Practice Partnership Pivot during COVID-19 Pandemic SurgeNursing Administration Quarterly.  46:103-112. 2022
    2022 COVID-19 Telehealth Fair Partnership for Capacity Building in Primary Care NursingNursing Administration Quarterly.  46:113-124. 2022
    2022 The Association of COVID-19 on Organizational Attitudes in Primary Care Among Interprofessional Practice ClinicsJournal of Ambulatory Care Management.  45:95-104. 2022
    2022 Taking an interprofessional collaborative practice to the next level: Strategies to promote high performing teamsJournal of Interprofessional Education and Practice.  26. 2022
    2021 Academic service-learning nursing partnerships in the Americas: a scoping reviewBMC Nursing.  20. 2021
    2021 An Interprofessional Collaborative Practice Can Reduce Heart Failure Hospital Readmissions and Costs in an Underserved PopulationJournal of Cardiac Failure.  27:1185-1194. 2021
    2021 Clinical Team Training and a Structured Handoff Tool to Improve Teamwork, Communication, and Patient SafetyJournal for Healthcare Quality.  43:365-373. 2021
    2021 The evolution of a clinical scholars program through a pediatric nursing academic-practice partnershipJournal of Professional Nursing.  37:954-961. 2021
    2021 Innovations in evaluating nursing academic practice partnershipsJONA's Healthcare Law, Ethics and Regulation.  51:347-353. 2021
    2021 Association between personality and cognitive performance in middle-aged and older adults with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)Applied neuropsychology. Adult2021
    2021 Leadership Lessons From COVID-19 and the Path ForwardJournal for Healthcare Quality.  43:1-2. 2021
    2021 Perceived Racial Discrimination in the Pregnant African American Population: A Concept AnalysisAdvances in Nursing Science2021
    2020 An Innovative Approach for Graduate Education for Psychiatric Nurse PractitionersJournal of Professional Nursing.  36:526-530. 2020
    2020 Caring for underserved patients with heart failure during the COVID-19 pandemicJournal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved.  31:1061-1066. 2020
    2020 Self-Efficacy and the Nurse LeaderNurse Leader.  18:339-343. 2020
    2020 Guest EditorialNursing Administration Quarterly.  44:190-191. 2020
    2020 Predictors of Hospitals' Nonachievement of Baseline Nursing Standards for Pediatric OncologyCancer Nursing.  43:E197-E206. 2020
    2020 Sustainability of an Interprofessional Collaborative Practice Model for Population HealthNursing Administration Quarterly.  44:221-234. 2020
    2020 Transitional Care Home Visits among Underserved Patients with Heart FailureNursing Administration Quarterly.  44:268-279. 2020
    2020 Addressing Social Determinants of Health in the Care of Patients with Heart Failure: A Scientific Statement from the American Heart AssociationCirculation.  141:e841-e863. 2020
    2020 A model operationalizing sustainability in global nursingNursing Outlook.  68:345-354. 2020
    2020 Sleep quality in school-aged children: A concept analysisJournal of Pediatric Nursing.  52:54-63. 2020
    2020 Cost of Quality Pilot: A Systematic Methodology for Examining the Cost of Pressure InjuryJournal for Healthcare Quality.  42:72-82. 2020
    2020 Interprofessional collaborative practice model to advance population healthPopulation Health Management2020
    2020 Corticosteroids in Pediatric Traumatic Brain Injury: A Principle-Based Concept AnalysisJournal for Nurse Practitioners.  16:105-110. 2020
    2020 Essential global health competencies for baccalaureate nursing students in the United States: A mixed methods Delphi studyJournal of Advanced Nursing.  76:725-740. 2020
    2019 Should Nursing Institute Random Drug Screening?Workplace Health and Safety.  67:604. 2019
    2019 Evolution and Conceptual Foundations of Nonhospice Palliative CareWestern Journal of Nursing Research.  41:1347-1369. 2019
    2019 What Do We Really Know About Adolescent Sexual Health Education: A Dimensional Concept AnalysisAmerican Journal of Sexuality Education.  14:342-357. 2019
    2019 Workplace Bullying and Newly Licensed Registered Nurses: An Evolutionary Concept AnalysisWorkplace Health and Safety.  67:250-261. 2019
    2019 A Curriculum to Expand Rural Health Care AccessJournal for Nurse Practitioners.  15:e69-e72. 2019
    2019 Integration of Authentic Leadership Lens for Building High Performing Interprofessional Collaborative Practice TeamsNursing Administration Quarterly.  43:101-112. 2019
    2018 Aligning Evidence-Based Practice with Translational ResearchJONA's Healthcare Law, Ethics and Regulation.  48:425-431. 2018
    2018 Nurse manager succession planning: A cost–benefit analysisJournal of Nursing Management.  26:238-243. 2018
    2018 Designing large-scale improvement: Using an academic-practice partnership to enhance care transitionsJournal for Healthcare Quality.  40:318-325. 2018
    2018 Shape of Things to ComeJournal for Healthcare Quality.  40:1. 2018
    2017 Using data analytics as evidentiary support for financial outcome success in nurse-led population based clinicsJournal for Healthcare Quality2017
    2017 Supplementing intensivist staffing with nurse practitioners: Literature reviewAACN Advanced Critical Care.  28:111-123. 2017
    2017 Leadership practices for healthy work environmentsNursing Management.  48:42-50. 2017
    2017 Building Research Infrastructure in Magnet® Hospitals: Current Status and Future DirectionsJONA's Healthcare Law, Ethics and Regulation.  47:198-204. 2017
    2017 Interprofessional collaboration and care coordination: Models, strategies, and instrumentsJournal for Healthcare Quality2017
    2017 Nurse communication strategies to improve patient outcomes in a surgical oncology setting 2017
    2017 Certified registered nurse anesthetist perceptions of factors impacting patient safetyNursing Administration Quarterly.  41:56-69. 2017
    2017 Editorial: Interprofessional Collaboration and Care Coordination: Models, Strategies, and InstrumentsJournal for Healthcare Quality.  39:65-66. 2017
    2017 Editorial: Onward and upwardJournal for Healthcare Quality.  39:3. 2017
    2017 Interprofessional Clinical Rounding: Effects on Processes and Outcomes of CareJournal for Healthcare Quality.  39:85-94. 2017
    2017 Using data analytics as evidentiary support for financial outcome success in nurse-led population-based clinicsJournal for Healthcare Quality.  39:391-396. 2017
    2016 Valuing History, Shaping the FutureJournal for Healthcare Quality.  38:1-2. 2016
    2016 Journey toward editorial leadershipJONA's Healthcare Law, Ethics and Regulation.  46:161-163. 2016
    2016 Leadership transitions and the first 90 daysJONA's Healthcare Law, Ethics and Regulation.  46:169-172. 2016
    2015 Enhance your self-awareness to be an authentic leader 2015
    2015 Boundary spanning leadership practices for population healthJONA's Healthcare Law, Ethics and Regulation.  45:411-415. 2015
    2015 Guest editorial the power of alignmentNursing Administration Quarterly.  39:190-191. 2015
    2015 Nursing leader collaboration to drive quality improvement and implementation scienceNursing Administration Quarterly.  39:229-238. 2015
    2015 Predictability of a professional practice model to affect nurse and patient outcomesNursing Administration Quarterly.  39:199-210. 2015
    2015 The power of alignmentNursing Administration Quarterly.  39:190-191. 2015
    2015 Strategic Agility for Nursing LeadershipJONA's Healthcare Law, Ethics and Regulation.  45:305-308. 2015
    2015 Orchestrating energy for shifting busyness to strategic workJONA's Healthcare Law, Ethics and Regulation.  45:124-127. 2015
    2014 Care coordination: A model for the acute care hospital settingJONA's Healthcare Law, Ethics and Regulation.  44:577-585. 2014
    2014 Whole scale change for real-time strategic application in complex health systemsJONA's Healthcare Law, Ethics and Regulation.  44:564-568. 2014
    2014 Guest editorial: Never stop improvingJournal of Infusion Nursing.  37:315-316. 2014
    2014 A nurse manager succession planning model with associated empirical outcomesJONA's Healthcare Law, Ethics and Regulation.  44:37-46. 2014
    2014 Shaping your leadership legacyNurse Leader.  12:30-32. 2014
    2013 Meet the EditorReviews on Recent Clinical Trials.  8:73. 2013
    2013 Leaning in: Lessons for leadership career developmentJONA's Healthcare Law, Ethics and Regulation.  43:562-565. 2013
    2013 Guest editorialNursing Administration Quarterly.  37:276-277. 2013
    2013 Nurse manager engagement: What it means to nurse managers and staff nursesNursing Administration Quarterly.  37:337-345. 2013
    2013 Nurse manager succession planning: Synthesis of the evidenceJournal of Nursing Management.  21:971-979. 2013
    2013 Executive presence for strategic influenceJONA's Healthcare Law, Ethics and Regulation.  43:373-376. 2013
    2013 Nurse manager succession planning: A concept analysis 2013
    2013 Building scholarly writing capacity in the doctor of nursing practice programJournal of Professional Nursing.  29:137-147. 2013
    2013 Professional comportment: The missing element in nursing practice 2013
    2013 Building a business case for Magnet designation in a small hospital 2013
    2013 Business Case for Magnet® in a Small HospitalJONA's Healthcare Law, Ethics and Regulation.  43:113-118. 2013
    2013 Lewin's theory of planned change as a strategic resourceJONA's Healthcare Law, Ethics and Regulation.  43:69-72. 2013
    2013 Review: 'Walking a tight rope': An investigation of nurse managers' work stressors and coping experiencesJournal of Research in Nursing.  18:80-81. 2013
    2013 Nurse manager cognitive decision-making amidst stress and work complexityJournal of Nursing Management.  21:17-30. 2013
    2012 How resilient are your team members?JONA's Healthcare Law, Ethics and Regulation.  42:551-553. 2012
    2012 Stakeholder analysis and mapping as targeted communication strategyJONA's Healthcare Law, Ethics and Regulation.  42:399-403. 2012
    2012 Cultivating strategic thinking skillsJONA's Healthcare Law, Ethics and Regulation.  42:311-314. 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 analysisJONA's Healthcare Law, Ethics and Regulation.  42:340-344. 2012
    2012 Implementation of a caring theoretical framework in a multihospital systemJONA's Healthcare Law, Ethics and Regulation.  42:190-194. 2012
    2012 Thanks to reviewersAustralian Veterinary Journal.  90:57-59. 2012
    2012 Group think, organizational strategy, and changeJONA's Healthcare Law, Ethics and Regulation.  42:67-71. 2012
    2012 Giving and receiving feedbackJournal of Continuing Education in Nursing.  43:243-244. 2012
    2011 Use of a business case model for organizational changeJONA's Healthcare Law, Ethics and Regulation.  41:291-293. 2011
    2011 Establishing a sense of urgency for leading transformational changeJONA's Healthcare Law, Ethics and Regulation.  41:145-148. 2011
    2011 Meaningful recognition 2011
    2011 Addressing strategy execution challenges to lead sustainable changeJONA's Healthcare Law, Ethics and Regulation.  41:1-4. 2011
    2011 Nursing sabbatical in the acute care setting: what is the evidence? 2011
    2011 Re-showcasing differences between quality improvement, evidence-based practice, and researchJournal of Continuing Education in Nursing.  42:98. 2011
    2011 Showcasing differences between quality improvement, evidence-based practice, and rresearchJournal of Continuing Education in Nursing.  42:57-68. 2011
    2010 Understanding nurse manager stress and work complexity: Factors that make a differenceJONA's Healthcare Law, Ethics and Regulation.  40:82-91. 2010
    2010 Building your personal leadership brandClinical Nurse Specialist.  24:11-13. 2010
    2009 The nursing professional portfolio: Leveraging your talentsClinical Nurse Specialist.  23:241-244. 2009
    2009 Thank you reviewers!Group and Organization Management.  34:140-145. 2009
    2009 Authentic leadership, organizational culture, and healthy work environmentsCritical Care Nursing Quarterly.  32:189-198. 2009
    2009 Building an extraordinary career in nursing: Promise, momentum, and harvestJournal of Continuing Education in Nursing.  40:394-400. 2009
    2009 Discover your entrepreneurial strengthsClinical Nurse Specialist.  23:54-56. 2009
    2009 Transferable skills and entrepreneurial strategyClinical Nurse Specialist.  23:128-130. 2009
    2008 Nursing Practice Models for Acute and Critical Care: Overview of Care Delivery ModelsCritical Care Nursing Clinics of North America.  20:365-373. 2008
    2008 PrefaceCritical Care Nursing Clinics of North America.  20. 2008
    2008 The state of health care in America: Preface 2008
    2008 Leadership agenda for change toward healthy work environments in acute and critical careCritical Care Nurse.  28:66-78. 2008
    2008 Project management tools for leaders and entrepreneursClinical Nurse Specialist.  22:129-131. 2008
    2008 Sleepless in America: Nurse managers cope with stress and complexityJONA's Healthcare Law, Ethics and Regulation.  38:125-131. 2008
    2008 Building the leadership development pipeline: A 5-step succession planning modelClinical Nurse Specialist.  22:214-217. 2008
    2008 Endurance and inspiration for the entrepreneurClinical Nurse Specialist.  22:9-11. 2008
    2008 Influences among us: A practical approach for leading changeClinical Nurse Specialist.  22:63-66. 2008
    2007 An evidence-based understanding of entrepreneurship in nursingClinical Nurse Specialist.  21:234-240. 2007
    2007 Leadership and organizational strategies to increase innovative thinkingClinical Nurse Specialist.  21:191-194. 2007
    2007 The entrepreneur and the business planClinical Nurse Specialist.  21:142-144. 2007
    2007 Competencies and tips for effective leadership: From novice to expertJONA's Healthcare Law, Ethics and Regulation.  37:167-170. 2007
    2007 Moral intelligence for the leader and entrepreneurClinical Nurse Specialist.  21:71-73. 2007
    2007 An evidence-based solution for minimizing stress and anger in nursing studentsJournal of Nursing Education.  46:568-571. 2007
    2007 Innovation and entrepreneurship: Shaping your professional horizonClinical Nurse Specialist.  21:16-21. 2007
    2007 Knowledge management: An innovative strategy for the futureJONA's Healthcare Law, Ethics and Regulation.  37:5-9. 2007
    2006 Building authentic leadership and enhancing entrepreneurial performanceClinical Nurse Specialist.  20:280-282. 2006
    2006 Authentic leadership: Foundation of a healthy work environment 2006
    2006 Ethical health care 2006
    2006 Entrepreneurship: Turning your intellectual capital into tangible resultsClinical Nurse Specialist.  20:179-182. 2006
    2006 Stress and coping in nurse managers: Two decades of research 2006
    2006 Entrepreneurship: Is it in your DNA?Clinical Nurse Specialist.  20:130-133. 2006
    2006 Authentic leaders creating healthy work environments for nursing practiceAmerican Journal of Critical Care.  15:256-268. 2006
    2006 Evidence-based practice: How nurse leaders can facilitate innovationNursing Administration Quarterly.  30:252-265. 2006
    2006 On intrapreneurship: From silos to collaborationClinical Nurse Specialist.  20:229-232. 2006
    2006 Stress and burnout in nursing facultyNurse Educator.  31:95-97. 2006
    2005 2005 AONE award winner profiles: Nurse executive scholarshipNurse Leader2005
    2005 Nurturance: Concept clarification and theory in nursing administration practiceInternational Journal for Human Caring2005
    2005 Personal renewal for nurse leaders in the workplace 2005
    2005 The leader's role in promoting certification in nursing practice 2005
    2005 Celebrating certification in nursing: Forces of magnetism in actionNursing Administration Quarterly.  29:245-253. 2005
    2005 Ethical climate in nursing practice: The leader’s roleJONA's Healthcare Law, Ethics and Regulation.  7:59-67. 2005
    2004 2004 AONE award winner profiles: Organizational innovation in nursing leadershipNurse Leader2004
    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 hospital 2004
    2004 Expansion of the heart product line through growth of peripheral vascular services 2004
    2004 Performance improvement successes in the cardiac catheterization laboratory 2004
    2004 Social support in the workplace: Nurse leader implications 2004
    1990 ForewordEnvironmental Progress and Sustainable Energy.  9:N2-N2. 1990
    1989 Oncology nursing course manual and OCN certification primer 1989
    1985 Onward and UpwardTLS - The Times Literary Supplement.  4306:1123-1124. 1985
    1981 Antiarrhythmic and hemodynamic drips: A reference manual for critical care nurses 1981


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    2004 Preparing an organization for achieving Magnet designation 2004


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    2018 The nurse-led health center: A model for community nursing practice 2018
    2015 What is a nursing professional practice model? 2015
    2014 Entrepreneurship and intrapreneurship in advanced nursing practice. 2014
    2012 Sustaining success 2012
    2011 Authoritative leadership 2011
    2011 Managing competing priorities in the nurse manager role 2011
    2011 Organizational behavior and Magnet hospitals 2011
    2009 Entrepreneurship and intrapreneurship in advanced nursing practice 2009
    2008 Organizational behavior and Magnet hospitals 2008

    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

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing Administration, Indiana University System : Indiana University/Purdue University at Indianapolis 2009
  • Master of Business Administration in Business Administration, Management and Operations, Tulane University 1992
  • Master of Science in Nursing Administration, Texas Woman's University 1986
  • Bachelor of Science or Mathematics in Registered Nursing / Registered Nurse, Florida State University 1977
  • 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