Burnout in Undergraduate Nursing Students

Published in Nurse Educator, the following article explores the meaning of burnout as experienced by nursing students using a phenomenological research design. Twenty-eight sophomore nursing students described a situation in which they had experienced burnout during their nursing program. Using Colaizzi’s phenomenological method, the following nine theme clusters emerged: engulfing demands, time pressure, no outlet, physically debilitating, emotionally overwhelming, lack of concentration, decreased motivation, impeding relationships, and coping attempts. Implications for nurse educators are addressed, along with specific interventions to help prevent burnout in undergraduate nursing students.

Effects on Clinician Health and Well-Being, Learning Environment

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