Starting Now: Appropriate Staffing for a Healthy Work Environment and Nurse Well-Being

Author(s): Nancy Blake

Contact Hours 1.25

CERP C 1.25

Expires Nov 15, 2026

Topics: Staffing

Role: Manager, Staff

Member: Free
NonMember: $10.00

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Activity Summary

Required reading for all learners: Implicit Bias impacts patient outcomes

Appropriate staffing is an essential element of a healthy work environment. This continues to be a challenge across the country, and the pandemic has only made it worse. It is important for nurse leaders and frontline staff to advocate for appropriate staffing for a healthy work environment. This session offers tangible resources for the participants to take back to their facilities to implement.


  • Describe methods to improve staffing, including technology.
  • Summarize AACN's Guiding Principles for Staffing.
  • Identify how appropriate staffing can support nurse well-being.

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 1.25 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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