antibiotic resistance, antibiotic stewardship, antimicrobial resistance, nursing, stewardship



  1. Van Lonkhuyzen, Catherine L.
  2. Decker, Tina
  3. Carlson, Clay


ABSTRACT: Antibiotic resistance is a growing health threat globally. Nurses can play key roles in combatting antibiotic resistance through participation in antibiotic stewardship programs and educating colleagues, other healthcare professionals, and the public. Improved education is necessary for nurses and healthcare institutions to effectively improve antibiotic use and reduce resistant organisms. Biblical elements of stewardship are described in this article.