Campus Location

Dallas Campus (Online)

Date of Award


Document Type

DNP Project



Degree Name

Doctor of Nursing Practice

Committee Chair or Primary Advisor

Tonya Sawyer-McGee

Second Committee Member or Secondary Advisor

Donna Atobajeun

Third Committee Member or Committee Reader

Ugochi Irikannu


The World Health Organization (WHO) reported registered nurse burnout is an occupational hazard resulting in serious consequences for patients, healthcare organizations, and individual registered nurses (Woo et al., 2020). The purpose of this project was to see if the Complexity Assessment and Monitoring to Ensure Optimal Outcomes II (CAMEO II) Acuity Tool, used as an intervention for staffing and scheduling, would have a positive effect against nurse burnout in a pediatric critical care setting in a pediatric medical center. Maslach’s Burnout Inventory- Human Services Survey for Medical Personnel (MBI-HSSMP) was used as a pre- and postsurvey to measure the emotional exhaustion, reduced personal accomplishment, and depersonalization of registered nurses before and after the use of the CAMEO II Acuity Tool. The initial results from the MBI-HSSMP presurvey were alarming, showing evidence of chronic nurse burnout. While the CAMEO II Acuity Tool was exhausting to use, the results of its implementation into the scheduling of registered nurses had a positive outcome following the results of the MBI-HSSMP postsurvey. Key recommendations for the organization and its leaders were the continued use of a modified acuity tool for its departments and continued research on other factors affecting registered nurse burnout.

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