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6th Edition of Nursing World Conference

October 27-29, 2022 | Orlando, USA

October 27 -29, 2022 | Orlando, Florida, USA
NWC 2022

Terrence Hunt

Speaker at  Nursing World Conference 2022 - Terrence Hunt
Fort Hays State University, United States
Title : Nurse burnout in the age of COVID 19


Nurses are already in a field that is among the highest when it comes to burnout. This study examined the effect that COVID-19 has had on nurse burnout. The goal was to determine the effect that additional COVID-19 regulations and policies have on nurse burnout and ideally to identify factors that could be resolved or improved in order to reduce the amount of nurse burnout. All participants were nurses (n=35) in a facility that treats geriatric patients, some of whom have been COVID-19 positive. Research subjects were emailed a Google Forms survey with ten Likert scale survey questions that seek to ascertain factors that play into their feelings of nurse burnout, if present. Three open-ended questions conclude the survey, but are optional to fill out or not. Data from the survey was ran through a Mann-Whitney U test in IBM SPSS in order to determine trends. The biggest source of nurse burnout based on the research was the fear of personally contracting COVID-19 (n = 35, M = 3.3, SD = 0.589).  Further results from the survey demonstrated a pattern of nurse burnout that was exacerbated by COVID-19 regulations to varying degrees.