Understanding Burnout and Work Environment Stressors in School Nursing
What is it about?
School nurses are an important link in the health care system. We have shown for the first time the levels of burnout and work-related challenges and stressors in the school nurse work environment. This paper examines the levels of burnout and worklife challenges, offers opportunities for change, and supports the need for attention to the "quadruple aim" in school work environments.
Why is it important?
Optimal health promotion and wellness in students are key drivers of health and educational outcomes - a social determinant of health that predicts an individual's future success and the health of the community they live in. Our finding that workload is significant in predicting school nurse burnout underscores the fact that a healthy work environment is of even greater significance when the health, safety, and learning outcomes of children in our schools are at risk.
The following have contributed to this page: Beth Jameson and Dr. Felesia R. Bowen
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