Currently, in most health care facilities across the country, they are experiencing a shortage of nurses. Nurses are taking on heavy loads of patients that are only getting sicker. Many nurses are experiencing symptoms of burnout such as depression and anxiety. Many are also contemplating leaving the bedside because they are unable to cope with the stress they are experiencing.
Although most organizations have employee assistance programs for support, they are not being utilized. Implementing a mindfulness-based program will give nurses the tools they need at a moment’s notice when they need it. Giving nurses the tool to properly take care of themselves will make them more efficient, effective, and aware of emergent situations. Mindfulness techniques will help nurses be more aware of their feelings and emotions and process them appropriately.
Date of publication
MSN Capstone Project
Savage, Monica, "Mindfulness-Based Intervention Program for Nurses" (2020). MSN Capstone Projects. Paper 75.