Dr. Matthew Howard, DNP, RN, CEN, CPEN, TCRN, CPN
Dr. Matthew Howard’s enduring and substantial contribution to the specialty of emergency nursing is in leadership, specifically providing resources and support for those impacted by workplace bullying and incivility. He led the collaborative creation of an international course, “Bullying in the Workplace: Solutions for Nursing Practice,” which has been completed by more than 400 nurses worldwide. The program enhances communication skills in high-stress environments, including EDs. His activity across organizations on this topic includes the American Nurses Association’s Strength Through Resiliency Committee. Howard’s research publication, Educational Intervention Improves Communication Abilities of Nurses Encountering Workplace Incivility, has been cited 30 times in two years and won that journal’s Innovation Award in 2019. He has published three articles about bullying and incivility within the past three years and presented 24 papers at 22 international, national and state conferences. Howard is inspired to continue working to eradicate workplace bullying and incivility. He is currently employed as a director of scholarship and leadership resources at Sigma, as a nurse at Deaconess Hospital and St. Vincent, both in Evansville, Indiana, and is adjunct faculty at Northern Kentucky University.