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Barriers to Civil Academic Work Environments

Experiences of Academic Faculty Leaders

Peters, Anya Bostian PhD, RN, CNE; King, Lynne DNS, RN

doi: 10.1097/NNE.0000000000000300
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Faculty-to-faculty incivility negatively affects not only the victim of the uncivil behavior but also the nursing program as a whole. This phenomenological study explored the experiences of academic nurse administrators who have dealt with incivility among and between faculty members. An interpretative approach was used to uncover themes, and suggestions are made for managing faculty-to-faculty incivility.

Author Affiliations: Assistant Professor (Dr Peters), School of Nursing, University of Massachusetts Lowell; and Professor (Dr King), School of Nursing, University of Maine at Augusta.

The authors declare no conflicts of interest.

Correspondence: Dr Peters, 113 Wilder St, Lowell, MA 01748 (

Accepted for Publication: May 31, 2016

Published ahead of print: July 21, 2016

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