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Novice Nurse Productivity Following Workplace Bullying
Peggy A. Berry (Ohio, USA), MSN, RN, COHN-S, SPHR, Gordon L. Gillespie (Ohio, USA), PhD, RN, PHCNS-BC, CEN CCRN, CPEN, FAEN, Donna Gates (Kentucky, USA), EdD, RN, FAAN, and John Schafer, (Ohio, USA), PhD
Workplace bullying (WPB) continues in the healthcare environment and negatively affects bullied novice nurses' (NNs) productivity by affecting cognitive demands and ability to handle or manage their workload. Novice Nurse Productivity Following Workplace Bullying is an interesting paper that uncovers the problem of bullying of newer nurses. The results of this study are important for establishing institutional policies in the process of integrating novice staff and promoting an environment that facilitates their adaptation to the institution. This article can not only guide managers on how to retain nurses, but it can also guide staff members on how they can help a newcomer adapt to his or her work setting. Healthcare facilities should continue to measure WPB in the work environment after policy implementation as well as eliminate negative behaviors through root-cause analysis to correct environmental factors associated with WPB.