Creating Joy in Challenging Times

Author(s): Kelly Carter

Contact Hours 1.00

CERP C 1.00

Expires Dec 15, 2026

Topics: Motivational & Personal Growth, Well-Being

Role: Staff

Member: Free
NonMember: $10.00

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Activity Summary

Required reading for all learners: Implicit Bias impacts patient outcomes

Burnout has increased at record levels across healthcare. Risk factors for worker burnout are leading to significant safety concerns, poor quality outcomes and turnover of nurses. Joy is more than just the absence of burnout and job-related stress. It is the result of employing coping strategies and seeing the meaningful contributions we make as nurses. This session examines evidence-based strategies proven to preserve joy at work while combatting burnout.


  • Discuss the state of the science regarding healthcare worker wellbeing and burnout and the importance of creating joy in the workplace.
  • Review the positive psychology evidence on strengthening teams and creating joy.
  • Summarize unit-based outcomes that have demonstrated sustained high RN satisfaction and apply the tools and strategies discussed.

Continuing Education Disclosure Statement

Successful Completion

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


The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider number CEP 1036, for 1.00 contact hours.

Accreditation refers to recognition of continuing education only and does not imply AACN, ANCC, or CBRN approval or endorsement of any commercial products discussed or displayed in conjunction with this educational activity.


Any relevant relationship between an ineligible company and an individual with the ability to influence clinical content will be identified by the Nurse Planner within the activity. Any relevant relationship between an ineligible company and an individual with the ability to influence clinical content has been mitigated.

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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