UWindsor researchers launch program to build resiliency in graduating nurses

Researchers at the University of Windsor have launched a program that will help build resiliency in graduating nurses. The program was developed after the completion of a research study that found that nurses were experiencing disrespect, unmanageable workloads, and burnout, and that many were either planning to leave or had already left the profession. The 10-week program is offered in a hybrid format. It supports nursing students as they transition to hospital-based jobs by discussing a variety of topics such as managing disrespect and recognizing burnout. It also includes simulations to help nurses build resiliency. “We’ve created an advisory committee that’s made up of nurses, nursing students and mental health experts,” said UWindsor professor and project lead Dana Menard. “They’re going to tell us what they need.” CBC| CTV News Note: Archived stories may contain dead links or be missing source links.

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