Organization of Work Factors Associated with Work Ability among Aging Nurses

New York / New Jersey ERC (NYU)

May 20, 2020 | Presented By:  Amy Witkoski Stimpfel, PhD, RN

This was a LIVESTREAM Only Event

Webinar Details

The U.S. registered nurse workforce is aging, however, relatively little is known about how to retain and facilitate continued work among this segment of workers. This presentation will discuss research exploring work-related barriers and facilitators influencing work ability in older nurses. Participants will learn about factors associated with work ability at the individual, unit-based work level, and the organizational levels. Implications for the nursing workforce and patient care will also be discussed.

Learning Objectives

At the completion of this activity, the learner will be able to:

  • Describe the demographic trends in the nursing workforce

  • Identify the factors associated with work ability in aging nurses

  • Discuss the implications of an aging nursing workforce on patient care



Amy Witkoski Stimpfel is the deputy director of the NIOSH-funded T-42 doctoral training program in occupational and environmental health nursing and an assistant professor at NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing. Her research is focused on identifying modifiable conditions in nurses’ work environment that influence nurse well-being, such as occupational injuries and burnout, and clinical outcomes, such as quality of care and patient satisfaction. Her scholarship uses theories and methodologies from health services research, occupational health and safety, sleep/chronobiology, and nursing. Dr. Witkoski Stimpfel earned her PhD and MS at the University of Pennsylvania and BSN from Villanova University. She completed a post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania in the Center for Health Outcomes and Policy Research.

Special Thanks to Our ERC Partners at the NYNJ Occupational Safety and Health Center and the NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing: