Nursing resilience: a nursing opportunity

Nurs Adm Q. 2015 Apr-Jun;39(2):132-6. doi: 10.1097/NAQ.0000000000000091.


Resilience is a concept that has been explored in many other professions and cultures. Nurses experience many difficult and unanticipated adverse situations that can negatively impact them. Resilience can be cultivated to aid individual nurses and nursing work groups to bounce back from these situations and integrate them into context of their practice. Practices such as meditation and education can support development of resilience.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Cyclonic Storms*
  • Female
  • Gulf of Mexico
  • Humans
  • Life Change Events
  • Middle Aged
  • Nurse Administrators / psychology*
  • Resilience, Psychological*