Starting Now: Strategies for Making Healthy Work Environments a Reality

Author(s): Dave Hanson, Nancy Blake, Caryl Goodyear

Contact Hours 2.50

CERP C 2.50

Expires Nov 15, 2026

Topics: Healthy Work Environment

Role: Staff, Manager

Member: Free
NonMember: $25.00

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Activity Summary

Required reading for all learners: Implicit Bias impacts patient outcomes

Establishing and sustaining healthy work environments must be a priority for nurses to make their optimal contributions in caring for patients. The link between healthy work environments (HWEs) and patient safety, nurse retention and recruitment is irrefutable. A toolkit of evidence-based strategies for each standard is shared. This interactive session provides the opportunity to create a specific action plan to make an immediate impact on your work environment.


  • Describe how implementation of the HWE standards results in nurse well-being, nurse retention and improved patient outcomes.
  • Discuss multiple strategies to improve the work environment for each of the six standards.
  • Identify two specific actions related to HWE which can be operationalize within three months of attending NTI.

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 2.50 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.


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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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