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An Evidence-Based Approach to Integrate Civility, Professionalism, and Ethical Practice Into Nursing Curricula

Clark, Cynthia M. PhD, RN, ANEF, FAAN

doi: 10.1097/NNE.0000000000000331
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This article presents an evidence-based approach to integrate concepts of civility, professionalism, and ethical practice into nursing curricula to prepare students to foster healthy work environments and ensure safe patient care. The author provides evidence to support this approach and includes suggestions for new student orientation, strategies for the first day of class, exemplars for incorporating active learning strategies to enhance student engagement, an emphasis on positive faculty role modeling, and suggestions for curricular integration.

Author Affiliation: Strategic Nursing Advisor and Consultant, ATI Nursing Education, Corporate Office, Leawood, Kansas, and Professor Emeriti, Boise State University, Idaho.

The author declares no conflicts of interest.

Correspondence: Dr Clark, 279 E Danskin Dr, Boise, ID 83716 (

Accepted for publication: August 13, 2016

Published ahead of print: October 3, 2016

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