AACN’s Healthy Work Environment initiative is a comprehensive effort to engage nurses, nurse employers and the nursing profession in recognizing the urgency and importance of working together to improve the environments in which nurses work. AACN recommends the following resources in support of creating healthier work environments.

The Center for American Nurses recognizes AACN's work to promote healthy work environments.

Literature and Learning

Healthy Work Environments – Related Resources From AACN

Healthy Work Environments – Related Resources From Other Organizations

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The following books have been approved by AACN as part of the Healthy Work Environments initiative. Click on the title to access the sites where these books can be purchased.

Journal Articles

AACN Advanced Critical Care
American Journal of Critical Care
Chest Physician
Critical Care Nurse
Health Affairs
Healthcare Papers

Continuing Education


Archived Webinar and Audio Conferences

On January 26, 2005, AACN unveiled "Standards for Establishing and Sustaining Healthy Work Environments" at a national briefing in Washington, D.C. View archived webcast of this event.  It will take 20–30 seconds for the webcast to begin.

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