Just Culture

According to the American Nurses Association (2010), principles of Just Culture were borrowed from the aviation industry and seek to “create an environment that encourages individuals to report mistakes so that the precursors to errors can be better understood in order to fix the system issues” (p.1). The School of Nursing is committed to applying the principles of Just Culture to find a balance between blamelessness and corrective interventions for students and faculty practicing in nursing education settings. The School of Nursing believes that applying principles of Just Culture to the educational milieu will:

  • Promote a culture of safety
  • Demonstrate the School of Nursing’s commitment to patient safety initiatives
  • Raise the level of transparency regarding clinical errors or near-misses
  • Improve patient safety
  • Understand how aggregate data from near-miss analyses are used to direct attention to critical safety issues for ongoing program improvement