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Infographic: What Are Healthy Work Environments?

Analysis  |  By G Hatfield  
   February 07, 2024

A healthy work environment is critical to maintaining sustainable health systems.

A large part of nurse dissatisfaction involves working in poor conditions. Nurses are overworked because of staffing shortages, they’re exhausted by heavy workloads, and they’re often dealing with workplace violence and other external disruptors.

A healthy work environment is necessary for nurses to thrive, and for patients to get the highest quality care and experience when visiting a health system.

Here’s what CNOs need to know about healthy work environments, according to Deana Sievert, Chief Nursing Officer at Ohio State Wexner University and Ross Heart Hospitals. 

Click here to read the accompanying article. 

G Hatfield is the nursing editor for HealthLeaders.


Nurses should feel heard and respected in a healthy work environment. 

The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses has outlined six essential standards that provide evidence-based guidelines for nurses to be successful.

CNOs should be the voice for their nurses and represent them when they are not in the room.

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