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Resilience in Nursing

Document Type: Learning Module


While some people have a seemingly natural capacity to bounce back from adversity, others may find it more difficult. However, resilience can be learned and developed. Building resilience can strengthen overall wellness and support nurses’ fitness to practice.The LPN Code of Ethics requires the nurse to maintain both physical health as well as mental wellbeing.

This learning module will help identify and address some of the challenges faced by nurses and offers strategies to assist in developing resilience and maintaining wellness.

This module introduces the LPN to evidence-informed practical tools to build capacity for resilience in their personal and professional lives and assist the LPN in:

  • Gaining an understanding of resilience.
  • Identifying examples of challenges and stressors common to the healthcare environment.
  • Exploring strategies to increase and maintain wellness.