Workplace violence spans all settings, not just healthcare. However, according to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics, or BLS, hospitals are one of the most hazardous places to work; and one factor is workplace violence.
Violence against healthcare workers is at epidemic proportions. Workplace violence is a growing and serious problem in healthcare. Employers and nurses have an obligation and responsibility to help create a safe and healthy work environment for everyone.
Upon completion of the course, the learner will be able to:
- Discuss the consequences of WPV for the individual and nursing profession
- Examine short- and long-term effects of WPV
- Review barriers to reporting incidents of WPV
- Explore strategies to prevent or mitigate WPV
This educational activity was developed for nurses and healthcare professionals.
This is a microlearning course. Microlearning is an approach to learning new information in small segments of 3-15 minutes in length. This course is mobile-friendly!
There is no CE associated with this course. A certificate of completion is awarded, but no contact hours are awarded. If you are interested in earning CE, navigate to and complete the full version of this course.
This course was written by Brenda Kozak, MSN, RN, CNE.
Brenda is a certified nurse educator with 18 years of clinical experience and has her Master’s degree in Nursing Education.