School of Nursing
Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
Resiliency, Coping, Nurses, Nurse Burnout, Nurse Resiliency, Nurse Fatigue
Moke, Valerie Yvonne, "Resiliency in Nursing: An Integrative Review" (2022). Doctoral Dissertations and Projects. 3619.
Nurses have been placed under tremendous pressure throughout their careers and the culmination of this pressure was the COVID-19 pandemic. Nurses had to remain stoic despite longer hours, heavier workloads, lack of PPE and the fear of becoming infected or infecting their families. A review of the current literature was accessed to see how nurses built their stamina to withstand those pressures and create interventions to improve patient outcomes. The research was used to evaluate ways to improve nurse retention, reduce nursing shortages, and improve job satisfaction for those nurses and future nurses. The evidence showed that nurses with support, at home and work can develop health coping strategies which lead to nurse resiliency. This integrative review focuses on analyzing, critiquing, and integrating the existing literature to define the current practices related to nursing resiliency and ways to improve or build this resilience in current and future nurses in training.