Cultivating practices for resilience with baccalaureate nursing students: A pilot study

Janie Heath, Lee A. Walmsley, Cara Braido, Kent Brouwer, Amanda T. Wiggins, Karen M. Butler

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Purpose: The purpose of Cultivating Practices for Resilience (CPR) was to develop, implement, and evaluate college-wide strategic initiatives to promote wellness and resilience and improve mental health outcomes in baccalaureate nursing students. Design and Methods: Six hundred and fifty-four students were invited to complete a 24-item survey over 3 weeks in 2021. Descriptive statistics/logistic regression were used for data analysis. Findings: One hundred and thirty-one students completed the survey; 61% were sophomores. White students (p = 0.024) and males (p = 0.023) had higher intentions to refer colleagues to mental health services. Those perceiving CPR programming more helpful had higher intentions to refer (p < 0.001) and embrace the ANA's Healthy Nurse Healthy Nation™ campaign (p < 0.001). Practice Implications: Stronger strategic efforts are needed to help shape an academic culture for cultivating practices for resilience among baccalaureate nursing students, especially females and underrepresented population groups.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1529-1536
Number of pages8
JournalPerspectives in Psychiatric Care
Issue number4
StatePublished - Oct 2022

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Funding Information:
This study was sponsored in part by private grants.

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  • academic culture
  • baccalaureate nursing students
  • resilience
  • wellness

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatric Mental Health


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