Assessing the Perceptions and Attitudes of Burnout Syndrome in Nurse Practitioners in Primary Care Settings
Dallas Campus (Online)
Date of Award
Doctor of Nursing Practice
Committee Chair or Primary Advisor
Dr. Tonja Hartjes
Second Committee Member or Secondary Advisor
Dr. Cheryl Green
Third Committee Member or Committee Reader
Dr. Lawrence Santiago
The implications of workload and personal and patient-related burnout have been identified in numerous physicians’ studies. While burnout syndrome has become a subject of great interest for examining provider burnout to assess successful solutions, there is minimal research unique to nurse practitioners in primary care settings. This project was intended to determine the prevalence and effect of nurse practitioners’ burnout in primary care settings and make recommendations for improving nurse practitioners’ overall health and well-being. The key outcomes of concern for this project were, first, improvement in burnout scores on the Copenhagen Burnout Inventory tool pre- and posteducational intervention, and second, participation in an online survey. A 19-question pre- and postsurvey were sent to 600 nurse practitioners, yielding a 21% response rate (N = 75). Of the 75 respondents, the smallest and largest preintervention personal burnout score was 0, and the highest was 95. The results from this project suggest that additional research is warranted.
Keywords: Burnout, burnout syndrome, nurse practitioner, primary care, resiliency, retention in nurse practitioners, self-care, and quality of care
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McKinsey, Keisha D., "Assessing the Perceptions and Attitudes of Burnout Syndrome in Nurse Practitioners in Primary Care Settings" (2021). Digital Commons @ ACU, Electronic Theses and Dissertations. Paper 386.