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
JournalPerspectives in Psychiatric Care
StateAccepted/In press - 2021

Bibliographical note

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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