Surveys show that a significant number of staff nurses feel powerless in their jobs and are unable to act autonomously or even speak up about concerns or suggestions. This feeling of powerlessness creates job dissatisfaction, stress and burnout and can lead to ineffective nursing that compromises patient safety or the nurse’s role as patient advocate.

That’s why Dr. Catherine Garner of American Sentinel University wrote a compelling new paper, “Powerlessness is Bad Practice: Any Nurse Can Be a Facilitator of Change,” which outlines why it is important for nurses to learn to step up and become facilitators of change and how they can do so. The paper is now available for download: Click here.