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Burnout has been identified as a national health crisis, with implications for the retention and health of critical healthcare workers. Acknowledging the innate stressors of providing healthcare it is the responsibility of leaders in the industry to mitigate burnout to sustain the workforce critical to healthcare in the United States. Understanding resilience and how to foster it in nurses will contribute to burnout prevention and consequently improve the quality of health care provided Americans. Resilience training has been identified as a valuable approach to retention of the workforce. This scholarly project developed a resilience training program for newly licensed registered nurses (NLRN) to promote awareness of self-care behaviors and healthy responses to counteract stress and promote a culture of safety. The program teaching plan's content was evaluated by a panel of experts to establish individual and scale level validity. The program was introduced into the curriculum of an existing Nurse Residency Program seminar and training was completed by twenty-five participants. Using the Connor-Davidson Resilience Scale, a statistically significant difference in reported resilience was evident after participation in resilience training. Introduction of resilience training in a nurse residency program positively impacts resilience development with potential to promote burnout prevention.



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