Incivility in the Hospital Environment: The Nurse Educator-Staff Nurse Relationship

Cynthia Danque, Gardner-Webb University


The purpose of this study was to examine the occurrence of incivility in the nurse educator-staff nurse relationship in hospital environments. Hospital nurse educators' perceptions of the biggest stressors for nurses during educational experiences, identifying uncivil traits as seen by nurse educators, and identifying the perceived role of nursing leadership in addressing incivility in the workplace. A qualitative methodology was used to determine if incivility affects the nurse educator-staff nurse relationship. A focus group interview was utilized. The results are the perceptions of the nurse educators who participated in the study. The nurse educators from this research group have experienced incivility in nursing education in the hospital environment.