In: Personal Development

14
May

ENOUGH! Eradicate Bullying & Incivility in Healthcare: Strategies for Front Line Leaders

When I first started this journey to eradicate bullying and incivility in healthcare, my focus was on individual nurses. As soon as I “opened shop” and proclaimed to the world that enough was enough and that I was taking action against bullying, nurses from all over the world started reaching out for help. For the first few years, I did everything I could to help each individual nurse who shared his/her personal story about being bullied….

30
Apr

4 Ways to “Gift” Yourself During Nurses Week

Every year in April, the hubbub of Nurses’ Week planning is palpable. Most hospitals (although not all) are gearing up for the one-week of the year that we pause and take time to celebrate nurses. If you’re in a leadership role, either you’ve planned this event like you’ve planned a wedding, or, you’re scrambling around at the last minute to find some way to honor your nurses! If you’re one of the nurses who are on…

02
Apr

7 Things You Need to Know About Bullies So You Can Stop Them

I’ve spent the last 27 years as a nurse and have witnessed bullying behavior in every role I’ve held. As a new nurse working at the bedside, a homecare nurse, an educator, and even at the executive level – I’ve experienced or witnessed bullying and incivility. Nurse bullying is alive and well, exists in every role, and is present at every level. I got to the point where I was no longer willing to accept nurse…

26
Mar

From Great Staff Nurse to Great Leader: 3 Keys to Success

As a staff nurse in my unit for 11 years I was considered a clinically competent nurse. I loved working in surgical services and felt like I found my niche. After the nurse manager of 26 years retired we went through two more nurse managers in two years. The director of the surgical service line came to me and asked if I would consider applying for the nurse manager role. “The manager position?” I asked. Why…

05
Mar

Stop Studying and Start Doing Something About Bullying in Healthcare

I just returned from the Sigma Nursing Healthy Work Environment Conference. During this conference, nurses from around the world shared their research findings related to cultivating a healthy work environment. While only a small percentage of the presentation topics included bullying or incivility, it was clear that the global nursing community recognizes the negative impact bullying and incivility have on a healthy work environment. The research shared was remarkable!! However, I still got the sense that…

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