Emergency room nurses are often thought of as the adrenaline junkies of the nursing world. Emergency nurses interact with a wide array of patients and visitors and are often the first clinician a patient may see upon arriving at an emergency department. With this wide array of patients and visitors, also comes a volatile environment with the increased risks of violence against nurses. This violence could include verbal, physical, and emotional violence from patients, visitors, and even fellow staff members. As violence increases, nursing longevity decreases and thus further increases the expense of nursing on a facility. Therefore, this has led to the current PICOT question: In emergency nursing (P) how does violence prevention training (I) compared to no training ( C) affect nurses perspective of violence in the emergency room (O) within the first month of implementation (T)?

Date of publication

Fall 12-10-2020

Document Type

MSN Capstone Project



Persistent identifier



Masters of Science in Nursing