Campus Location

Dallas Campus (Online)

Date of Award


Document Type

DNP Project



Degree Name

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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