Degree Name

Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)

Document Type

Major Paper


Zvart Onanian School of Nursing




Nurses and other healthcare professionals work tirelessly to care for others, often putting others' needs before their own. Over time, this can have a harmful effect on the mental health and wellbeing of nurses who encounter high stress levels on the job. Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been even more stress and burnout amongst nurses around the globe. Resilience is a trait that can help nurses cope with stress and burnout. Several studies (Blackburn et al., 2020, Duchemin et al., 2015) have shown resilience training to be beneficial in helping nurses navigate the stressful world of healthcare and improve their coping skills, however, there has been little research identifying a correlation between nurses' perception and willingness to participate in resilience training based on years of experience. The purpose of this paper is to present a Quality Improvement project proposal to determine whether years of nursing experience impacts nurses' perception of resilience training. A suggested method to explore this question includes dissemination of an informational packet about resilience and a survey measuring resilience among critical care staff nurses in a Level 1 Trauma Center. Using the data collected and analyzed in this proposed project may help in addressing the need for resilience training programs and the target populations who would gain the most from such programs.