1. Seguin, Claire DNP, RN, NEA-BC


OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to explore how a personality quality termed grit impacts the well-being and success of nurses who serve in positions of healthcare leadership.


BACKGROUND: As the responsibilities of nurse leaders become increasingly complex, there is concern that job satisfaction is becoming more difficult, and burnout and attrition more common. Grit, perseverance, and passion for long-term goals are associated with reduced burnout and predictable success in other industries, but less is known about its impact on nurse leaders.


METHODS: Surveys measuring grit and well-being were completed by nurses who identified as leaders.


RESULTS: Grit was significantly related to an increased sense of personal accomplishment, increased longevity in leadership roles, and reduced burnout.


CONCLUSIONS: Grit contributes to longevity and associates with both higher educational attainment and lower scores for burnout among a large group of nurse leaders surveyed across the United States.