78: Healthy vs Hostile: Recognizing the Nursing Red Flags and Green Flags of a Work Environment
Have you ever started a new and promising job, only to discover that it wasn’t the nurturing and supportive space you thought it was? In this episode, host Sarah Lorenzini, armed with nearly two decades of nursing experience in various departments and leadership roles, provides a guideline to spotting the red and green flags that can signal a healthy or hostile workplace.
Sarah explores what makes a healthy work environment, beyond reputation and first impressions, as she does a deep dive into the American Association of Critical Care Nurses’ (AACN) six pillars of a healthy work environment. From communication to authentic leadership, she equips both new and seasoned nurses with strategies to assess key characteristics of prospective employers and identify signs of a healthy culture.
For those dedicated to their current organization but seeking a better work culture that allows them to grow in their role, Sarah also reveals how nurses can promote positive change in their current work environment.
Tune in to hear the essential interview questions you should be asking to evaluate potential work environments and make an informed career decision!
Topics discussed in this episode:
- The AACN’s standards for a healthy work environment
- Examples of an unhealthy work environment
- How leaders affect work culture
- Identifying red flags in potential work environments
- Ideas to improve your current work environment
Check out the AACN’s Healthy Work Environments website: https://www.aacn.org/nursing-excellence/healthy-work-environments
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