The link between healthy work environments and patient safety, nursing satisfaction, and quality outcomes is well established, yet many nurses work in environments that are unsafe and uncivil. What are the essential elements that contribute to a healthy practice environment? How can we create roles and working conditions that enable nurses to be fulfilled and happy in their careers? This month’s Magnet Perspectives column explores the relationship between a healthy practice environment and better outcomes and examines how the Journey to Magnet Excellence® leads to higher nurse satisfaction and retention, improved interdisciplinary collaboration, excellent patient care, and exemplary patient results.
Author Affiliation: Director, Magnet Recognition Program®, American Nurses Credentialing Center, Silver Spring, Maryland.
The author declares no conflicts of interest.
Correspondence: Ms Graystone, American Nurses Credentialing Center, 8515 Georgia Ave, Suite 400, Silver Spring, MD 20910 (firstname.lastname@example.org).