Allies in Excellence: HWE and Beacon Award

Author(s): Michelle Sanchez, Andrea Schmitt, Linda Cassidy

Contact Hours 1.00

CERP C 1.00

Expires Dec 15, 2026

Topics: Beacon, Healthy Work Environment

Role: Manager, Staff

Member: Free
NonMember: $10.00

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Activity Summary

Required reading for all learners: Implicit Bias impacts patient outcomes

Work environments must be healthy to achieve optimal outcomes. This session provides foundational information on a Healthy Work Environment including the six essential standards and the Healthy Work Environment Assessment Tool. The session highlights the connection between a healthy work environment and the Beacon Award for Excellence application. Attendees learn how to take the next steps to improve the work environment and prepare for a Beacon Award application.


  • Describe a Healthy Work Environment and the six HWE standards.
  • State how to administer the Healthy Work Environment Assessment Tool.
  • Explain the connection between the Beacon Award and a HWE.

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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Continuing Education Activities are nonrefundable.