Title : Fostering nursing student resilience
The purpose of this quality improvement project was to identify components of resiliency and create a solution to develop senior-level nursing student resilience. Assessment of Location X nursing school highlighted the need to identify components, tools and measures of senior-level nursing student resiliency. The American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) cites the importance of the development of nursing student well-being and resilience in the 2021 Essentials Domain 10 titled Personal, Professional and Leadership Development. The AACN further advocated for resiliency development during a 2020 Call to Action of United States nursing programs to promote and create a culture of wellness and resiliency among nursing students. The “Thriving in Nursing School” workshop was developed as a solution to equip students with the necessary tools, practices, and skills to develop resilience. The workshop consists of five evidenced-based components: relaxation strategies, coping techniques, communication skills for problem solving, community and university resources available and faculty mentorship. Formal focus and education about resilience has the potential to increase resiliency skills and will be measured using the Connor-Davidson Resilience Scale (CD-RISC 10). It was hypothesized that resiliency-development quality improvement implementation will contribute to further development of nursing student’s resiliency skills to meet the demands of the nursing profession. Through a focus on student well-being and resiliency this project has the potential to increase student success and improve skills to thrive in a rigorous education program. This quality improvement project should be implemented to gather data and analyze workshop efficacy.
Audience Take Away Notes:
- Nurse Educators will learn about the theory of resilience.
- This presentation highlights how nursing student resilience can be improved through curriculum inclusion of resilience education, and resilience building activities.
- Nurse Educators will learn simple ways to incorporate resilience activities in each class that promote student well-being.