Date of Award


Document Type

Scholarly Project

Degree Name

Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)



First Advisor

Dr. Amanda Alonzo

Second Advisor

Dr. Jeffery Waddell

Third Advisor

Dr. Julie Allison


The purpose of this study was to educate registered nurses about healthy work environments and the importance the relationship of the environment has on nursing outcomes. The project was conducted online using Qualtrics survey software. Data was collected from November 11th, 2021, to December 4th, 2021. Registered nurses currently working in a southeast Kansas hospital participated by completing a two-part survey. The survey consisted of a pretest, an educational resource, and finished with a post-test identical to the pretest except for the demographic questions collected in the pre-test. The data collected from completed surveys were used to measure participant knowledge and perceptions. The study demonstrated an increase in the participants knowledge and perception about healthy work environments through the overall mean scores, but the paired samples t-test only found statistical significance with two of the survey questions. Overall, the projects findings over healthy work environments would indicate that the replication of this study with a larger sample size would be beneficial to further support the data gathered.

Included in

Nursing Commons