Date of Award


Document Type

Open Access Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts in Nursing (MAN)




Anticipating and responding to the needs of others is the forefront of the nursing profession. Nurses all too often place the needs of patients, patient's families, and organizations ahead of their own. The constant care of others without proper attention to one's own needs can lead to nurse burnout. There is little education being provided to nurses regarding the danger and effects of nurse burnout and how one can create a healthy balance between meeting their own needs as well as those of others. The purpose of this project is to develop an educational module that will raise awareness of nurse burnout, as well as how burnout affects the nurse, patients, and the healthcare organization. The role of nursing leadership and the Caring Science Theory by Jean Watson is utilized to help support the content of the educational module. A project metaphor will also be presented to further emphasize the importance of nurses caring for themselves and fueling their fire and passion for nursing, preventing nurse burnout.


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Nursing Commons