Research & Publications


Quantitative and qualitative research study was conducted for the pilot hospitals. The intent of the research was to better understand how nurses - including clinical nurses, and nurse managers/leaders -think about the connection between a HWE and staffing. In addition, to gain further understanding from the perspective of nurses which can be used to influence the hospital as well as healthcare policy implications. Research results were analyzed and disseminated back to ONL NJ for the pilot NWESC’s and future cohorts.



Burns H, Zedreck Gonzalez JF, Hoffman R, Fulginiti S. The CNO's role in a healthy work environment. Nursing Management, October 2018

Caruso JT, Smith R, Steingall P, Cholewka S, Borenstein K. Call to action: implementing nurse workplace environment and staffing councils in New Jersey hospitals. Nurse Leader, 2019; 17(4): 299-302.

Caruso JT, Edwards R, Innovative Nursing Workplace Environment and Staffing Councils throughout New Jersey Hospitals. NJ Nurse & Institute for Nursing Newsletter, January 2019; 10-11. 

Johansen ML, de Cordova PB, Weaver SH. Nurse workforce environment staffing councils: an innovative approach. Nurse Leader, 2019; 17(2): 141-146.

Johansen ML, de Cordova PB, Weaver SH. Exploration of the meaning of healthy work environment for nurses. Nurse Leader. August 2021

Kowalski MO, Basile C, Bersick E, Cole D, McClure D, Weaver S. What Do Nurses Need to Practice Effectively in the Hospital Environment? An Integrative Review With Implications for Nurse Leaders, Worldviews on Evidenced-Based Nursing, 2019; 1-11.

Ulrich B, Barden C, Cassidy L, Varn-Davis N.Critical care nurse work environment 2018: findings and implications. American Journal Critical Care Nurse. 2019; 39(2):67-84.

2018 Press Ganey Nursing Special Report Optimizing the Nursing Workforce: Key Drivers of Intent to Stay for Newly Licensed and Experienced Nurses