RESEARCH BRIEFSThe Relationship Between Experiences of Lateral Violence and Career Choice Satisfaction Among Nursing StudentsFurst, CariAuthor Information About the Author Cari Furst, PhD, RN, CNE, is an assistant professor, St. David’s School of Nursing, Texas State University, Round Rock, Texas. For more information, contact her at email@example.com. The author has declared no conflict of interest. Supplemental digital content is available for this article. Direct URL citations appear in the printed text and are provided in the HTML and PDF versions of this article on the journal’s website (www.neponline.net). Nursing Education Perspectives: July/August 2018 - Volume 39 - Issue 4 - p 241-243 doi: 10.1097/01.NEP.0000000000000314 Buy SDC Metrics Abstract This article explores associate degree nursing students’ experiences with lateral violence and its impact on career choice satisfaction. Lateral violence has been linked to decreased professional identity, increased errors, and poor self-esteem, leading to a negative culture and attrition. A nonexperimental, quantitative, cross-sectional, correlational design was used; 13.4 percent of respondents (n = 32) met the criteria for intermittent bullying. Analysis confirmed a significant negative correlation between experiences of lateral/vertical violence and career choice satisfaction (r = − .140, p < .05) even after controlling for affect and support. Improved efforts are needed to prevent lateral violence. © 2018 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.