To help health care leaders build and sustain a culture of nursing excellence, we’ve developed our 2016 Nursing Special Report: The Role of Workplace Safety and Surveillance Capacity in Driving Nurse and Patient Outcomes. Data from this paper highlight the strategic importance of nurturing a work environment in which nurses feel their physical and emotional safety is an organizational priority.

Among the notable findings, data indicate that units in which nurses rated safety and surveillance capacity highly had:

  • Lower rates of missed care events, pressure ulcers and patient falls
  • Higher RN job enjoyment rates, intent-to-stay percentages, meaningful contribution scores and RN-perceived quality of care scores
  • More positive patient ratings of their experiences with nurses


Complete the form to receive your copy of the report and learn how you can adapt strategies that drive nurse safety and sustain work environments that support excellence in nursing practice.