Bullying and Toxic Work Cultures: Not Welcome in a Healthy Work Environment

Author(s): Townsend Terri L

Contact Hours 1.00

CERP C 1.00

Expires May 31, 2026

Topics: Communication, Healthy Work Environment

Population: Lifespan

Role: APRN, Educator, Staff, Manager, Researcher

Member: Free
NonMember: $10.00

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Activity Summary

The nursing profession has historically exemplified caring and compassion, yet bullying exists in all areas of nursing practice. Unhealthy work environments perpetuate bullying behaviors and threatens patient safety. The AACN Healthy Work Environment Standards are emphasized to create a culture that promotes positive relationships among nurses. This session provides a foundational exploration of bullying and interventions to eliminate it in the workplace.


  • Describe bullying behaviors found in the nursing workplace.
  • Identify effects of bullying for nurses, students, patients and employers.
  • Explain methods of addressing bullying behaviors to create a healthy workplace.

Continuing Education Disclosure Statement

Successful Completion

Learners must attend/view/read the entire activity, read Implicit Bias impacts patient outcomes, and complete the associated evaluation to be awarded the contact hours or CERP. No partial credit will be awarded.


The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider number CEP 1036, for 1.00 contact hours.

Accreditation refers to recognition of continuing education only and does not imply AACN, ANCC, or CBRN approval or endorsement of any commercial products discussed or displayed in conjunction with this educational activity.


Any relevant relationship between an ineligible company and an individual with the ability to influence clinical content will be identified by the Nurse Planner within the activity. Any relevant relationship between an ineligible company and an individual with the ability to influence clinical content has been mitigated.

AACN programming meets the standards for most states that require mandatory continuing education contact hours for license and/or certification renewal. AACN recommends consulting with your state board of nursing or credentialing organization before submitting CE to fulfill continuing education requirements.

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