Date of Award


Document Type

Open Access Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts in Nursing (MAN)




The goal of the project is to provide a voice for the nursing staff by adding their input on potential changes to the unit and to ultimately build stronger relationships among nurses. Involving staff from the beginning, this project started with a communication needs assessment completed in one unit at a small rural hospital in the Midwest. This included session meetings and a ballot survey. A project was designed to strengthen feedback among nurses on the unit, addressing horizontal violence in the workplace, and relating to Watson's nursing care theory. The project's goal is to create an environment that fosters feedback among nurses by designing an educational intervention. The outcome of the project should benefit relationships among the nurses as a result of improving communication that emphasizes proper use of feedback to create a respectful caring environment.


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Nursing Commons