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Authors

  1. Chesak, Sherry S. PhD, RN
  2. Morin, Karen H. PhD, RN, ANEF, FAAN
  3. Cutshall, Susanne DNP, APRN, CNS, APHN-BC, NBC-HWC
  4. Carlson, Marny MS, RN, RN-BC
  5. Joswiak, M. Ellen DNP, RN, RN-BC
  6. Ridgeway, Jennifer L. PhD
  7. Vickers, Kristin S. PhD, LP
  8. Sood, Amit MD, FACP

Abstract

Stress is a well-recognized phenomenon in the nursing profession, particularly for new nurses. This study (a) assessed nurse residents' experience with a stress management program and (b) informed adjustments to the program. Analysis of qualitative data revealed three themes: (a) enhanced personal and professional development, (b) sensitivity to learner needs, and (c) fostering the principles of mindfulness. A stress management program has the potential to positively enhance the new nurse's transition to work.