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  1. Gilroy, Heidi PhD, RN, PHNA-BC, NPD-BC


The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the fact that nurses are at risk for poor mental health, but there is evidence that this risk existed long before the pandemic started. Nurses in professional development have a unique opportunity to support nurses through trauma-informed professional development. Evidence-based interventions, such as peer support, attention to cultural differences, and empowerment, can enhance protective factors and also promote recovery from trauma-related poor mental health outcomes.