Date of Award

Fall 2022

Document Type

Project – Full Written

Degree Name

Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)

Committee Chair

Jessica Ivey


The nursing shortage has been an ongoing issue across the nation. The workforce has lost valuable employees, especially in rural areas, due to staff shortages and lack of self-care. Implementing therapeutic interventions such as a Code Lavender Room aims to implement self-care during working hours to increase nursing retention in the long term. The goal of this quality improvement project was to provide a safe place for employees to go to relax and reset during working hours. A survey was used to analyze the Code Lavender Room's effectiveness in self-care and how likely the staff are to continue to use the room for self-care. Results showed the team utilized the Code Lavender Room and stated it was helpful in improving moods after a stressful event. The project had positive impacts on staff by creating a working environment where staff are aware of and can maintain self-care.

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Nursing Commons