School of Nursing
Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
Organizational, Strategies, Nurse, Resilience, Resiliency, Nursing
Leadership Studies | Nursing
DePolo, Marcia A., "Organizational Strategies to Promote Nurse Resilience in the Acute Care Hospital Inpatient Setting: An Integrative Review" (2020). Doctoral Dissertations and Projects. 2759.
Nurses practicing in acute care hospital environments are exposed to constant stressors from a variety of sources. Workplace stress can lead to unhealthy coping behaviors, illness, and burnout, with intent to leave the organization or the nursing profession altogether. Resilience-building strategies can be employed to foster coping, improve nurse wellbeing, increase job satisfaction, promote retention, and enhance quality patient outcomes. This integrative review provides a synthesis of scholarly publications on nursing resilience from January 2014 through October 2020. Themes to promote nursing resilience occurred at three levels: personal or individual, unit or group, and organizational. This paper will provide a summary of resilience-building concepts at these three levels, an overview of integrative review methodology, and recommendations for further research on nursing resilience.