Date of Award

Summer 2022

Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)

Committee Chair

Abby Garlock


Historically, inpatient nurses experience significant levels of stress and exhaustion which can lead to burnout. Currently, nurses are at the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic. The workloads have increased, physical and mental burdens have increased, and fear of contracting the virus is an added stressor. There is an immediate need for mental health support and interventions to improve the well-being of nurses. The purpose of the project is to evaluate the benefits of a mindfulness-based intervention, such as the STOP technique to reduce stress and burnout among nurses. An inpatient COVID-19 unit at a large hospital will have 60 nurses participating in the STOP method program. The outcomes will be measured through preintervention survey scores versus postintervention scores. This project highlights the importance of mental health interventions to improve nurses’ feelings of burnout.

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