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Beyond Clinical Skills

Advancing the Healthy Work Environment

Woolforde, Launette, EdD, DNP, RN-BC

Section Editor(s): Woolforde, Launette EdD, DNP, RN-BC

Journal for Nurses in Professional Development: January/February 2019 - Volume 35 - Issue 1 - p 48–49
doi: 10.1097/NND.0000000000000510
Departments: ANPD Update

Environmental scanning allows nursing professional development practitioners to determine what factors are influencing practice and what programs and activities are needed. Incivility, bullying, diversity, inclusion, and self-care are all surfacing as key factors impacting the healthy work environment. Nursing professional development practitioners can provide programming to address this.

Launette Woolforde, EdD, DNP, RN-BC, is Vice President, Nursing Education & Professional Development, Northwell Health, New Hyde Park, New York; and member of the ANPD Board of Directors.

The author has disclosed that she has no significant relationship with, or financial interest in, any commercial companies pertaining to this article.

ADDRESS FOR CORRESPONDENCE: Launette Woolforde, Northwell Health 400 Lakeville Rd., Suite 170, New Hyde Park, NY 11040 (e-mail:

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