The purpose of this study was to describe hospital nurses’ experiences with organizational support after an adverse event (AE).
Most hospital staff nurses will experience an AE, being left and feeling traumatized.
Data collection and analysis followed a qualitative descriptive approach.
Nurses yearn to feel valued and to receive timely support from nurse executives after an AE.
To help lessen the suffering of the nurse after an AE, healthcare organizations and nurse executives must support the nurse in the aftermath.