Dr. Renee Thompson Announces the Release of a New Resource that Teaches Nurses Bully-Proofing Strategies to Protect Themselves in the Work Place

Updated on October 9, 2014

60% of all new nurses quit their first job within 1 year – most, due to workplace bullying.

48% of all graduating nursing students are concerned about becoming a target of

workplace bullying.

Renee Thompson, DNP, RN, CMSRN, a leading authority on workplace bullying in healthcare is releasing a powerful resource to accompany her first book titled, “Do No Harm” Applies to Nurses Too! Strategies to protect and bully-proof yourself at work. This new resource called, “Conversations About Nurse Bullying” is designed to provide academic leaders in schools of nursing and nurse educators within a healthcare setting with the tools they need to:

  • Prepare student nurses and new nurses for the reality of workplace bullying
  • Teach the newest generation of nurses how to address bullying behavior in the workplace
  • October is National Bullying Prevention month. Through books, anti-bullying resources, seminars and consulting, Dr. Thompson is doing her part to end the cycle of nurse-to-nurse bullying.

Bullying undermines a culture of safety and respect.  85% of all medical errors can be linked to poor communication and disruptive behavior among healthcare providers. Renee’s books and new toolkit teaches new nurses how to avoid becoming the target of a bully, how to address bullying behavior in the workplace, and how to communicate effectively promoting a professional and supportive work environment. 

Renee is the President and CEO of RTConnections, LLC. She speaks nationwide to healthcare and academic organizations and has become one of our country’s leading authorities on nurse bullying, clinical and professional competence, and nursing culture.

“Conversations About Nurse Bullying: A Toolkit for Nurse Leaders to Eliminate Bullying”, can be found on the RTConnections website at http://rtconnections.com/toolkit/.

If you’d like more information on this topic and to schedule an interview with Dr. Renee Thompson, please contact her at 412.445.2653 or via email at [email protected].

Dr. Renee Thompson is a true champion for nurses. After more than 23 years as a nurse, nurse educator and nurse executive, Renee has become one of our country’s leading authorities on nurse bullying, clinical and professional competence, and nursing culture.

Renee is the CEO and President of RTConnections, LLC and has been repeatedly published, interviewed, and awarded for her work to educate, connect and inspire current and future nurses.  Renee is the published author of several books and speaks nationwide to healthcare organizations and academic institutions motivating her audience at keynote addresses, professional conferences, workshops, and seminars.  Her presentations and seminars focus on improving clinical and professional competence, eliminating nurse-to-nurse bullying, effective communication and leadership, building a positive and healthy workplace, and nurturing a culture of respect.

To stay connected with nurses, Renee continues to practice as a bedside nurse.

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