My research on nurses and their decisions to blow the whistle on unethical health care practices concluded that moral distress plays a large role in nurses' willingness to report substandard care. Nurses experience moral distress, which is defined as wanting to do what's right for the patient but not being able to due to political constraints, that statistics show 50% leave their jobs at the bedside within the first 3 years of starting a new position. What can we do as nurse leaders to change that mind set? How can we help our new staff feel comfortable reporting wrongdoing to healthcare leadership? My research shows that the majority of nurses will not come forward due to fear of retaliation. Thoughts? We can discuss this off line as well.