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Disciplines: Nursing
Hours: 5 Contact Hours
Author(s): Dr. Renee Thompson, DNP, RN, CMSRN
Peer Reviewer(s): Joy Parchment, PhD, RN, NE-BC
Item#: N1722
Contents: 1 Course Book (48 pages)
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Nurse Bullying: Identification and Prevention in the Workplace

Price $27.95
Item # N1722
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Release Date: September 22, 2016

Expiration Date: September 30, 2019


Nurses are charged with maintaining a culture of respect, civility, and benevolence in the workplace. Workplace bullying behaviors are associated with burnout and poor psychological health, intent to leave the organization, and potentially adverse patient outcomes. Ask any nurse if he or she has heard the phrase “Nurses eat their young,” and you’ll get nods of sad recognition. Workplace bullying is pervasive, destructive, and negatively affects individuals, the nursing profession, the workplace, and ultimately the patients.

Workplace bullying in nursing is a complex problem with deep roots in the culture of health care. Healthcare workers have a responsibility to contribute to positively changing the culture of workplace bullying. Although individual efforts may not be enough to completely change an organization, each nurse can learn the skills necessary to address negative behaviors and create a professional, respectful, and civil workplace. After completing this course, nurses (including certified case manager nurses) will have the requisite knowledge to recognize, address, and mitigate workplace bullying and promote a respectful, supportive, and professional healthcare work environment.


CCMs - This program has been pre-approved by The Commission for Case Manager Certification to provide continuing education credit to CCM® board certified case managers. The course is approved for 2 CE contact hour(s). ​​​​​​​



Course Objectives

  • Identify behaviors in nurses that can lead to an intimidating, threatening, or potentially hostile work environment.
  • Describe effective strategies to prevent and reduce the incidence of workplace bullying among nurses.


Dr. Renee Thompson, DNP, RN, CMSRN, is considered a leading authority on nurse bullying, professional development, and clinical competence. Renee is the CEO and president of RTConnections, LLC and has been repeatedly published, interviewed, and awarded for her work to eliminate destructive behaviors in health care. Renee is the author of several popular books on nurse bullying and professional development. In demand as a consultant and keynote speaker, Renee works with healthcare organizations to overcome the leadership challenges their people face every day. She speaks internationally to healthcare organizations and academic institutions, teaching and motivating her audiences at conferences, training events, and seminars. Renee has a master’s degree in nursing education and a doctorate of nursing practice from the University of Pittsburgh. To stay connected with nurses, Renee continues to practice as a bedside nurse.


Joy Parchment, PhD, RN, NE-BC, is an executive nurse leader with expertise in academia, ambulatory care, and nursing administration. Dr. Parchment is a member of the American Nurses Association, a member of the American Organization of Nurse Executives, the president of the Central Florida Organization of Nurse Executives, a member of the International Association on Workplace Bullying and Harassment, and a former member of the American Nurses Association, Professional Issues Panel on Workplace Violence and Incivility Advisory Committee. Her research interests include workplace bullying, work environments, and workforce. In addition to being a conference presenter, she is the recipient of several small research grants.

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