Total Worker Health among New Nurses

An Instrument Development Study

Janessa Graves, Ph.D. (PI)

Undergraduate, pre-licensure nurses train for a future in the healthcare workforce that presents a compendium of health risks. These include not only occupational injuries and illnesses, but also psychosocial stressors and challenges to work-life balance. This study will employ qualitative and quantitative approaches to investigate nurses' understanding of risks related to Total Worker Health (TWH™). Specifically, this pilot project will identify recently licensed nurse's understanding of risks associated with their employment, describe actual occupational health risks among RNs, and develop an instrument to measure TWH among recently graduated nurses.