Building Resilience in Nursing: Simple Tools to Effectively Cope with Stress and Love Your Job

Author(s): Barnes Jen A

Contact Hours 1.00

CERP C 1.00

Expires Dec 31, 2025

Topics: Beacon, Behavioral/Psychosocial

Role: Staff

Member: Free
NonMember: $10.00

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Activity Summary

Required reading for all learners: Implicit Bias impacts patient outcomes

Burnout in nursing has become a crisis in the United States. Burnout compromises job performance, negatively impacts patient safety and satisfaction, decreases job enjoyment and increases nurse turnover. Building emotional resilience in nurses has a positive impact on nurse satisfaction and performance, as well as patient outcomes. Easy-to-use strategies and tools to combat burnout and build resilience are shared. Attendees have a chance to experience the strategies for themselves in session.


  • Identify the relationship between burnout and job dissatisfaction, shortened nursing careers and worse patient outcomes.
  • Verbalize one's own personal response to stress as well as the underlying factors that need to be addressed to prevent and recover from burnout.
  • Apply two strategies to relieve stress and build resilience.

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Successful Completion

Learners must attend/view/read the entire activity and complete the associated evaluation to be awarded the contact hours or CERP. No partial credit will be awarded.


This activity has been reviewed by the Nurse Planner. It has been determined that the material presented here shows no bias. No conflicts of interest have been identified for any individual with the ability to influence the content of this activity. Accreditation refers to recognition of continuing education only and does not imply AACN or ANCC approval or endorsement of any commercial products discussed or displayed in conjunction with this educational activity.


The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's (ANCC's) Commission on Accreditation, ANCC Provider Number 0012. AACN has been approved as a provider of continuing education in nursing by the California State Board of Nursing (CBRN), California Provider number CEP 1036. This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours.

AACN programming meets the standards for most states that require mandatory continuing education contact hours for license and/or certification renewal. AACN recommends consulting with your state board of nursing or credentialing organization before submitting CE to fulfill continuing education requirements.

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