Leveraging Diversity Toward a Healthy Work Environment

Author(s): Desiree Hodges, Deborah Hurley, Nguyen Duong, Anna Alder

Contact Hours 1.00

CERP C 1.00

Expires Dec 15, 2026

Topics: Healthy Work Environment

Role: Manager, APRN, Educator, Staff

Member: Free
NonMember: $10.00

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Activity Summary

Required reading for all learners: Implicit Bias impacts patient outcomes

Diversity, as it relates to the workplace, is a term that refers to the variety of different perspectives represented on a team. The term represents a broad range of experiences, including gender, sex, socioeconomic background, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, ethnicity, generational membership and life experience. This foundational panel discussion utilizes the Healthy Work Environment Standards to develop a collaborative approach toward cultural humility and allyship.


  • Describe how AACN's Healthy Work Environment Standards relate to a diverse and equitable workforce.
  • Examine how differences in age, race, gender, sexual orientation and religion can be used to amplify the strengths of a team.
  • Discover an allyship approach that challenges implicit bias.

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.


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