Evidence-based strategies to build resiliency and prevent burnout in faculty and tomorrow’s nurses

Recorded Wednesday, September 20, 2023
In this webinar, Dr. Bernadette Melnyk, PhD, APRN-CNP, FNAP, explored the current state of health and well-being in nursing faculty, students, and nurses.

Today, we know that a key factor in the nursing shortage crisis is rooted in the mental health of first-year nursing students entering the workforce with high expectations for their new career. In tandem, we have a nursing education faculty shortage and our nursing schools are under immense pressure to fill the pipeline with competent nurses who are ready to not only practice safely on day one, but who also possess adaptability, self-care skills, and emotional intelligence.

As nurse educators, what can you do to better care for yourselves and your colleagues to build student self-care practices into habits before they begin practice? Wolters Kluwer invites you to take a step back with us as we examine these issues together. In this webinar, Dr. Bernadette Melnyk, PhD, APRN-CNP, EBP-C, FNAP, FAANP, FAAN, explored the current state of health and well-being in nursing faculty, students, and nurses.

By the end of this presentation, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the current state of health, well-being, and healthy lifestyle behaviors in nursing faculty, students, and nurses.
  • Identify root causes of burnout.
  • Discuss evidence-based tactics to reduce burnout and enhance mental health and well-being.

About the speakers

Dr. Bern Melnyk
Dr. Bernadette Melnyk, PhD, APRN-CNP, EBP-C, FAANP, FNAP, FAAN
Vice President for Health Promotion, Chief Wellness Officer and Professor and Dean Emertius of the College of Nursing at The Ohio State University

Dr. Bern Melnyk is Vice President for Health Promotion and Chief Wellness Officer for The Ohio State University. She also is the Executive Director of the Helene Fuld Health Trust National Institute for Evidence-based Practice (EBP), the Helene Fuld Health Trust Professor of Evidence-based Practice, and Dean Emeritus of Ohio State’s College of Nursing. In addition, Dr. Melnyk is Professor of Pediatrics and Psychiatry at Ohio State’s College of Medicine. Dr. Melnyk is recognized globally for her expertise in EBP, child, adolescent and clinician mental health, and intervention research as well as her innovative approaches to population health and well-being. Bern is a frequent keynote speaker at national and international conferences, and has presented hundreds of workshops on EBP, health and wellness, and mental health throughout the nation and globe. She is editor of 7 books focused on EBP, intervention research, evidence-based health assessment, and leadership, innovation and entrepreneurship. Dr. Melnyk has more than 520 publications and over $36 million dollars of sponsored funding as a principal investigator. She is an elected fellow of the National Academy of Medicine, the American Academy of Nursing that has recognized her three times as an Edge Runner, the National Academies of Practice, and the American Association of Nurse Practitioners®. Dr. Melnyk served a four-year term on the United States Preventive Services Task Force, the National Advisory Council for the National Institute for Nursing Research, and the Behavioral Health Standing Committee of the National Quality Forum. She also served as vice-chair of the National Forum for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention and recently received an honorary doctor of science degree from the State University of New York. Dr. Melnyk is editor-in-chief of the top ranked journal, Worldviews on Evidence-based Nursing. She was appointed to the National Academy of Medicine’s Action Collaborative on Clinician Well-being and Resilience in 2017 on which she still continues to serve and is the current president of the National Consortium for Building Healthy Academic Communities.

Lisa Bonsall, MSN, RN, CRNP
Lisa Bonsall, MSN, RN, CRNP (Moderator)
Senior Clinical Editor, Lippincott NursingCenter.com
As the Senior Clinical Editor for Lippincott® NursingCenter®, Lisa Bonsall, MSN, RN, CRNP, plans and develops content to help nurses learn and stay up to date, meet their licensure and certification requirements, and achieve their professional goals while prioritizing work/life integration. Lisa received her BSN and MSN from the University of Pennsylvania and has over 25 years of nursing experience with a background as a critical care nurse and a Women's Health Nurse Practitioner. She currently volunteers at a nurse-run clinic for low-income and uninsured residents in her community, managing acute and chronic conditions, providing education, and improving health. Lisa also serves on the Medical Reserve Corps, supporting public health initiatives, including COVID-19 testing and vaccinations.

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