Building Confidence in New Nurses: The Benefits of a Positive Work Culture

As new nurses start their careers, building confidence in their abilities and skills is crucial for their success and longevity in the profession. A positive work culture that promotes learning, growth, and collaboration can help instill confidence in new nurses and set them up for success.

Studies have shown that nurses who feel valued and supported in their workplace are more likely to:

  • Provide quality care
  • Experience reduced levels of stress
  • Less likely to suffer from burnout.

A supportive work culture can also help new nurses:

  • Develop their clinical skills
  • Build relationships with their colleagues
  • Feel confident in their role

Creating Positive Work Culture

Employers can create a positive work culture by fostering an environment of open communication, promoting teamwork and collaboration, and recognizing and rewarding nurses for their contributions. Providing mentorship programs and opportunities for professional development can also help build confidence in new nurses and set them up for success.



Blegen, M. A., Goode, C. J., Park, S. M., Spetz, J., & Vaughn, T. (2017). The Impact of Work Environments on Patient Safety, Nurse Outcomes, and Costs. OJIN: The Online Journal of Issues in Nursing, 22(2), Manuscript 1.