First Advisor

Dr. Carol Wallman


Rueckert-Hartman College for Health Professions

Degree Name

Doctor of Nursing Practice


Regis University

Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

Number of Pages

50 pages


Title of the Project: Nurse Leader Burnout: A Pre-Survey/Post-Survey Quality Improvement Project

Objective/Purpose of the project: The objective of the project was to provide time for inpatient nurse leaders to take time to visit the resiliency room and or cart. The purpose of the study is to determine if scheduled use of the resiliency room and or cart can help improve nurse leaders’ ability to clear their mind and decrease burnout. Methods: Sample size of 17 inpatient nurse leaders at Sky Ridge Medical center were sent via Survey Monkey, a pre-survey using the Occupational Fatigue Recovery scale (OFERs). After six weeks of utilization of the recharge/resiliency room and or cart, a post-survey was sent to the participants. The pre/post survey data was compared to determine the overall impact of the resiliency/recharge benefits. Results: The results data show that leaders utilizing the recharge/resiliency room were positively impacted in decreasing nurse leader fatigue/stress and burnout. The mean OFERs score revealed statistical significance (t=7.584, p=

Conclusions/Application to practice:

This quality improvement, quasi experimental project, was found to be statistically significant. The PICO question, “does visiting the resiliency room allow nurse leaders time to step away from work demands, decrease nurse leader burn out”? Scheduling time in the resiliency/recharge room made a positive impact on the inpatient nurse leaders and should be spread throughout hospital leadership teams.

Keywords: nurse leader, burnout, resiliency room, nurse leader fatigue, leader fatigue, nurse leader burnout in healthcare, nurse leader resiliency, and nurse leader turnover rate

Date of Award

Spring 2023

Location (Creation)

Colorado (state); Denver (county); Denver (inhabited place)

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