Decreasing Stress and Burnout in Nurses: Efficacy of Blended Learning With Stress Management and Resilience Training Program

Donna L. Magtibay, Sherry Chesak, Kevin Coughlin, Amit Sood

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Abstract

Objective: The study's purpose was to assess efficacy of blended learning to decrease stress and burnout among nurses through use of the Stress Management and Resiliency Training (SMART) program. Background: Job-related stress in nurses leads to high rates of burnout, compromises patient care, and costs US healthcare organizations billions of dollars annually. Many mindfulness and resiliency programs are taught in a format that limits nurses' attendance. Methods: Consistent with blended learning, participants chose the format that met their learning styles and goals; Web-based, independent reading, facilitated discussions. The end points of mindfulness, resilience, anxiety, stress, happiness, and burnout were measured at baseline, postintervention, and 3-month follow-up to examine within-group differences. Results: Findings showed statistically significant, clinically meaningful decreases in anxiety, stress, and burnout and increases in resilience, happiness, and mindfulness. Conclusions: Results support blended learning using SMART as a strategy to increase access to resiliency training for nursing staff.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)391-395
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Nursing Administration
Volume47
Issue number7-8
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2017

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Leadership and Management

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