The Workplace Safety and Workforce Well-being SIG is driven by a commitment to fostering stronger connections and support among AAACN members.

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WSWWB SIGWorkplace violence in healthcare, including threats, harm, and abuse, per the Joint Commission (2021), not only affects organizational metrics like absenteeism and turnover but also undermines nurses' well-being and engagement (ANA, 2015). Emphasizing safe environments, AAACN (2023) advocates for secure healthcare settings. The Workplace Safety and Workforce Well-being SIG facilitates dialogue and resources, ensuring this issue remains central in nursing.


In 2023, AAACN's Workplace Safety Task Force issued a Position Statement on Workplace Violence, Incivility, and Bullying in Ambulatory Care and hosted a Workplace Safety Town Hall at the AAACN Annual Conference. In 2024, they launched the Workplace Safety Toolkit and contributed to the Nursing Sensitive Indicator Report. To meet the increasing demand for Workplace Safety information and address a growing focus on Workforce Well-being, the Task Force evolved into the Workplace Safety and Workforce Well-being Special Interest Group (SIG) to better engage with AAACN members.


Dawn Fletcher, DNP NEA-BC RN
Elizabeth Sparks, MSN RN CNML

Board Liaison
Andrea Petrovanie-Green, RN MSN AMB-BC

Advisory Committee Members
Sean Austin, MSN RN CEN EMT
Michelle Fernamberg, DNP, MHA, RN, CENP
Kelsey Loehr, RN
John Murphy, DNP RN
Leslie Pihlstrom, RN
Catima Potter, MPH

Join the Workplace Safety & Workforce Well-Being SIG

Join the Workplace Safety & Workforce Well-Being SIG

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Members of AAACN may join as many SIGs as desired. Join the conversation today!

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