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8th Edition of Nursing World Conference

October 17-19, 2024 | Baltimore, USA

October 17 -19, 2024 | Baltimore, USA
NWC 2024

Michelle Smith

Speaker at Nursing Conference - Michelle Smith
Midwest Physician Anesthesia Services, United States
Title : Get gritty with it: achieve goals and reduce burnout


Grit is the perseverance and passion to achieve long-term goals. It is associated with lower levels of burnout, job turnover, and higher levels of personal well-being. At a time when burnout is high among healthcare providers, it is important to have gritty individuals in academic and clinical roles. In this lecture, you will learn what grit is and how it is measured. Strategies will be provided for nurses and nursing students to increase grit in their personal and professional life.

Audience Take Away Notes:

  • Define grit and describe grit assessment in academic and clinical setting.
  • Define burnout and relate characteristics of grit to reduced rates of burnout.
  • Develop strategies to become grittier to achieve long-term goals.


Michelle Smith is a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) from Columbus, Ohio. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in nursing from The Ohio State University and Master’s degree in Nurse Anesthesia from the University of Pittsburgh. During her six years of working experience as a CRNA, Michelle has practiced in a large, academic medical center and the ambulatory surgery setting. Beyond the clinical setting, Michelle actively engages in professional development, attending state and national CRNA meetings and serving on committees within the state CRNA organization.