Australia is facing a critical shortage of nurses, with a projected shortfall of approximately 85,000 nurses by 2025 and 123,000 nurses by 2030. Some nurses are experiencing a toxic culture at work, which affects the retention of nurses across the profession. Unless this is addressed promptly and appropriately, Australia will continue to lose top nursing talent.
- Evidence that demonstrates the reality of the toxic culture and the subsequent impacts on nurses’ health and on nursing practice and profession
- Steps nurses can take to address the negative culture, create change and promote a sense of belonging for all nurses
- Self-care strategies the support the maintenance of wellbeing and overcome the impact of experiences in a toxic culture
Amanda Moses MACN
Academic & Lecturer
Charles Sturt University