Healthy Work Environments: Grounded with Authentic Leadership

Author(s): Riggs Lisa A

Contact Hours 1.00

CERP C 1.00

Expires Dec 31, 2024

Topics: Beacon, Healthy Work Environment, Leadership

Role: Staff

Member: Free
NonMember: $10.00

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Activity Summary

Required reading for all learners: Implicit Bias impacts patient outcomes

The AACN Standards for Establishing and Sustaining Healthy Work Environments (2016) do not prescribe that one of the six standards should be implemented before another standard. However, maintaining a healthy work environment (HWE) without authentic leadership is nearly impossible. This session describes foundational leadership strategies outlined by the time, empowerment, enthusiasm, appreciation, management and support (TEEAMS) framework and HWE standards.


  • Discuss what authentic leadership looks like when successfully translating the vision of a healthy work environment.
  • Identify at least two practical strategies that promote a healthy work environment.
  • Apply the leadership by design TEEAMS framework.

Continuing Education Disclosure Statement

Successful Completion

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


This activity has been reviewed by the Nurse Planner. It has been determined that the material presented here shows no bias. No conflicts of interest have been identified for any individual with the ability to influence the content of this activity. Accreditation refers to recognition of continuing education only and does not imply AACN or ANCC approval or endorsement of any commercial products discussed or displayed in conjunction with this educational activity.


The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's (ANCC's) Commission on Accreditation, ANCC Provider Number 0012. AACN has been approved as a provider of continuing education in nursing by the California State Board of Nursing (CBRN), California Provider number CEP 1036. This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours.

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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