Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario

Nursing Best Practice Guidelines

Purpose and Scope

This guideline addresses the many factors that contribute to nurses’ health, safety and well-being and makes specific recommendations that may influence the overall health and well-being of the individual nurse.

This best practice guideline has been developed to identify and describe:

  1. What organizational systems and supports promote and enhance the health, well-being and safety of nurses in their workplace?
  2. What is the impact of health, well-being and safety-focused environments for nurses on quality of outcomes for patients/clients, nurses, organizations and systems?
  3. How can nursing education institutions and nurse researchers influence the health, well-being and safety of nurses?