Mindfulness in Nursing: Decreasing Burnout, Improving Outcomes

This course is designed for all nurse clinicians who work within the healthcare system. The purpose of this course is to help nursing professionals identify burnout and what steps they can take to becoming a more mindful practitioner. The course will discuss the demands placed on nurses today, the definition of burnout and its implications. The nurse learner will learn the definition of mindfulness and the momentum and proponents of mindfulness. The nurse will learn the mental as well as the physical benefits of becoming a Mindful Nurse and how this improves patient outcomes. Also addressed is the role the Nurse leader plays in identifying the need for mindfulness and the benefits of training.

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Upon completion of this course participants will be able to:

  1. Discuss the demands placed on nurses today.
  2. Recognize burnout and its implications.
  3. State the statistics of nurse burnout.
  4. Define mindfulness.
  5. Recall the momentum and proponents of mindfulness.
  6. Name the mental and physical benefits of becoming a Mindful Nurse.
  7. Explain how the mindful nurse improves patient outcomes.
  8. Demonstrate the role of the nurse leader in identifying the need for mindful practice.
  9. Give examples of some notable barriers to implementing mindfulness in the healthcare setting.
  10. Apply the benefits of mindfulness training.
  11. Identify and describe the different mindfulness training techniques.


Chapter 1: Introduction – The impact of Mindfulness on Nursing

  • Mindfulness in Nursing
  • Todays Nursing Demands

Chapter 2: Defining Burnout

  • What is Burnout?
  • Implications of Burnout
  • Burnout Metrics

Chapter 3: Defining Mindfulness

  • Achieving Mindfulness
  • The Momentum of Mindfulness
  • Proponents of Mindfulness

Chapter 4: The Mindful Nurse

  • Becoming The Mindful Nurse
  • Improving Self-Care
  • Mindfulness Improving Outcomes
  • The Mindful Nurse Leader

Chapter 5: Developing and Supporting Mindfulness

  • Barriers to Improvement
  • Recommendations for Practice
  • Stress Reduction Classes
  • Mindfulness Training
  • Mindfulness Based Practices

Chapter 6: Conclusion and References

  • California Bill 241
  • Implicit Bias in Healthcare
  • What is Implicit Bias?
  • Implications of Implicit Bias in Healthcare
  • How to Reduce Implicit Bias

Price: $10.00

Contact Hour: 1

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HTRSD is a provider of continuing education training focused on human trafficking and other social disparities for health care providers, as well as courses that address nurses' health and well-being and under-served topics in advanced critical care.

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