Doctor of Nursing Practice
Date of Defense
Anne L. Thatcher
A high rate of burnout and lack of resiliency is a major problem in nursing graduate students resulting in dropout and mental health issues. MINDSTRONG™ is an evidence-based cognitive behavioral skills-building program with the goal of building resiliency and decreasing burnout through coping skills to improve overall adult health and well-being.
A descriptive design using quantitative data analysis through pre, and post surveys was used. The surveys evaluated graduate nursing students’ burnout and resiliency after participating in MINDSTRONG™, a cognitive behavioral theory program, implemented by trained facilitators for seven sessions. The sample consisted of all six self-enrolled graduate nursing students recruited through university emails in a mid-sized public university located in Midwest.
Participants receiving MINDSTRONG™ cognitive-based interventions reported slightly less burnout and minimal resiliency improvement.
Implications for Practice:
The MINDSTRONG™ program can be used as a preventive and early intervention for improving mental health outcomes and lifestyle behaviors in graduate students if required as a credit-based class.
Shah, Syeda, "Evaluating the Effects of MINDSTRONG™ in Graduate Nursing Students" (2022). Dissertations. 1238.