Groundbreaking Study Yields Insight into the Well-Being and Safety of Nurses and Providing Quality Patient Care

Nephrology nurses are very satisfied with nursing as a career, however they identify problems in nephrology nursing work environments, including staffing and threats to their overall well-being.

In the March/April 2018 issue of the Nephrology Nursing Journal (NNJ), authors Beth T. Ulrich, EdD, RN, FACHE, FAAN, and Tamara M. Kear, PhD, RN, CNS, CNN, report on a comprehensive research study they conducted for the American Nephrology Nurses Association (ANNA) and in collaboration with Nephrology News & Issues (NNI).

Their article, “The Health and Safety of Nephrology Nurses and the Environments in Which They Work: Important for Nurses, Patients, and Organizations,” focuses on work environments in all nephrology nurse practice settings and their impact on the health and well-being of nephrology nurses. The article provides the initial broad findings of the study, including staffing issues, optimizing the knowledge and skills of registered nurses, and threats to the overall well-being of nephrology nurses.

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