Identify and Overcome Barriers to Nursing Practice

Part of AACN Critical Care Webinar Series

Presenter(s): Mary A Bylone, RN, MSM, CNML

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Webinar Summary

Do you have barriers to nursing practice that make it difficult to do your best work This webinar aims to help you understand how the forces reshaping healthcare create challenges for nursing practice and to overcome these challenges.

Discover how you can find and participate on teams that affect nursing practice. Every healthcare organization works continuously to keep up with challenges and improve patient outcomes. You will develop insight into the types of teams in almost all organizations that create the changes that impact nursing practice.

This webinar will discuss and provide tools you can use to identify the barriers to nursing practice and voice your concerns and ideas to achieve your goals. In the question-and-answer period, you can pose your own questions on barriers to practice and receive feedback.


  • Provide an overview of today’s healthcare environment and the impact it has on creating potential barriers to practice
  • Examine the kinds of teams within organizations that may already be working on initiatives to make healthcare practices safer and more effective.
  • Discuss tools that enable the individual nurse to identify barriers and voice concerns effectively on behalf of their nursing community.


Mary A Bylone, RN, MSM, CNML

Mary A Bylone, RN, MSM, CNML

As the president and CEO of Leaders Within, Mary Bylone provides education, consulting and coaching to help develop authentic leaders and help create healthy work environments. She previously held the position of regional vice president, patient care services, East Region for Hartford Healthcare in Connecticut. Her career spans a variety of nursing management positions, including chief nursing officer, assistant chief of clinical operations, administrative and clinical nursing director, critical care services manager and nurse manager. Bylone frequently lectures and writes about AACN’s healthy work environment standards and is a contributing author of AACN’s Essentials of Nurse Manager Orientation e-learning course. She holds a master of science in management, a post-graduate certificate in human resource management and CCRN alumnus status, and is a past member of AACN’s board of directors.

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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. Approval of a continuing education activity does not imply endorsement by AACN or ANCC of any commercial products displayed or discussed in conjunction with the activity.


The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s (ANCC's) Commission on Accreditation, ANCC Provider Number 0012 (60 min contact hour). AACN has been approved as a provider of continuing education in nursing by the California State Board of Nursing, California Provider number CEP01036 for 0.6 contact hours (50 min contact hour).

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