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Incivility in the Hospital Environment: The Nurse Educator–Staff Nurse Relationship

Danque, Cynthia T. MSN, RN; Serafica, Reimund PhD, MSN, RN; Lane, Susan Hayes PhD, MSN, RN; Hodge, Mary Alice PhD, MSN, RN

Journal for Nurses in Professional Development: July/August 2014 - Volume 30 - Issue 4 - p 185–189
doi: 10.1097/NND.0000000000000059

Occurrences of incivility in nurse educator–staff nurse relationship studies are limited. A qualitative methodology (n = 6) was used to investigate nurse educators’ perceptions of the main stressors for nurses during educational experiences. Identification of uncivil traits as seen by nurse educators and perceived role of nursing leaders in addressing incivility in the workplace were also identified.

Cynthia T. Danque, MSN, RN, is RN at Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Palmetto Health Richland Hospital, Columbia, South Carolina.

Reimund Serafica, PhD, MSN, RN,is Assistant Professor, Gardner-Webb University, Boiling Springs, North Carolina.

Susan Hayes Lane, PhD, MSN, RN, is Assistant Professor, Appalachian State University, Boone North Carolina.

Mary Alice Hodge, PhD, MSN, RN, is Assistant Professor, Winston-Salem State University, North Carolina.

The authors have disclosed that they have no significant relationship with, or financial interest in, any commercial companies pertaining to this article.

ADDRESS FOR CORRESPONDENCE: Susan Hayes Lane, PhD, MSN, RN, Appalachian State University, Edwin Duncan Hall, ASU Box 32151, Boone, NC 28607 (e-mail:

© 2014 by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.