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Steps toward a resilient future nurse workforce

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The psychosocial needs of nursing students are a pressing matter as mental health disorders may affect nursing students’ journeys as professional nurses.

Literature Review

Psychological distress and burnout in nurses are threats to worldwide health care, as the stress associated with the COVID-19 pandemic could lead to an unstable future global nurse workforce.


Resiliency training can positively impact nurse stress, mindfulness, and resilience, as resilient nurses are better able to manage their response to stress and adversity which will contribute to positive patient outcomes.

Implications for an International Audience

Educating faculty on resilience will aid nurse educators to create new student instructional approaches to improve mental health wellness.


Supportive faculty behaviors, self-care techniques, and resilience-building infused throughout the nursing curriculum may promote the effective transitioning of students into practice, providing the necessary foundation for improving workplace stress management and increasing longevity and satisfaction in the profession.

Corresponding author: Catherine A. Stubin, PhD, RN, CNE, CCRN, Rutgers University School of Nursing-Camden, Camden, NJ 08102 USA, E-mail:

  1. Research funding: None declared.

  2. Author contributions: All authors have accepted responsibility for the entire content of this manuscript and approved its submission.

  3. Competing interests: Authors state no conflict of interest.

  4. Informed consent: Not applicable.

  5. Ethical approval: Not applicable.


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Received: 2022-06-01
Accepted: 2022-11-18
Published Online: 2023-04-14

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