Bullying in the Workplace
Incivility, bullying, and violence in the workplace are serious issues in nursing. Currently, there is no federal standard that requires workplace violence protections, but several states have enacted legislation or regulations aimed at preventing workplace violence. ANA and ASNA seek to protect nurses from all types of workplace violence through various methods including advocacy, policy, and resources. ANA and ASNA asks RNs and employers to jointly create and nurture a healthy, safe, and respectful work environment.