R³ – the Renewal, Resilience and Retention of Maryland Nurses Initiative
WELCOME TO R3
Welcome to R3 (Renewal, Resilience and Retention) Resilient Nurses Initiative, Maryland!
Nurses are resilient, and we want to keep them that way! Whether it’s called burnout, moral distress or simply stress, there’s not a CEO, CNO or SON Dean who doesn’t worry about it nor is there a faculty member, student or frontline nurse who hasn’t seen or experienced it first-hand.
The goal of this NSPII grant is to renew, retain and amplify the resilience of nurses throughout Maryland – students, educators and nurses in all specialties and roles through a culture of ethical practice.
The NSPII grant will support the development and implementation of a statewide initiative for academic faculty, nursing students, Nurse Residency Program educators, and novice nurses to strengthen the resiliency and ethical practice curriculum before and after graduation. To help mend the gap, this trans-institutional academic/practice collaboration will address root causes of distress and disengagement to:
improve nurses’ well-being
strengthen the bridge from education to practice
begin to shift the culture toward one that supports the integrity and resilience of students, faculty and practicing nurses
Values & Ethics
Our core values are central to understanding who we are as individuals and as nurses.
Health & Wellbeing
Health and wellbeing of nurses is vital for the delivery of healthcare.
R3 Tools & Resources
Modules, practices, and materials to support and engage students, faculty and practicing nurses.
Nurses are resilient, and we want to keep them that way! What’s also true is that whether called burnout, moral distress or simply stress, there’s not a CEO, CNO or SON Dean who doesn’t worry about it nor is there a faculty member, student or frontline nurse who hasn’t seen or experienced it first-hand.
Thanks to an NSPII grant our goal is to renew, retain and amplify the resilience of nurses throughout Maryland – students, educators and nurses in all specialties and roles through a culture of ethical practice.
“As we pause to celebrate the contributions nurses have made to the outcomes of patients, families and health care organizations across Maryland, we must also pause to honor nurses sacrifices, courage and compassion.”Celebrating Nurses In Maryland and Beyond
“Ten Things You Can Do to Support Nurses. By Cynda Rushton, Susan Reinhard, February 1, 2023.”Ten Thing You Can Do To Support Nurses
“Nurses are resilient. Learn how Maryland nurses are staying that way!”Read Stories Of Resilience
“We are all resilient and courageous; sometimes we just need the tools and support to help access what is already inside of us.”Jen Simmons RN, Surgery – Resilient and Courageous
“Self-stewardship is a sacred act of integrity”Cynda Rushton PhD, RN, FAAN – Self-Stewardship
SUBMIT YOUR STORY
Submit your story of resilience in writing or by video by addressing the following:
- If video is available, please send .mp4 or .mov files to [email protected].
- If in writing, no more than 400 words or if video no more than 5 minutes
- Briefly describe what happened/your situation where your resilience was needed.
- In what ways did your resilience shine through?
- What kept you resilient during this time? (E.g., Activities such as meditation, connecting with your values, and taking a break)
- How will you remember this in the future?
“Nurses are a precious resource in our healthcare system. Now is the time for us to stand together to restore our workforce and our profession.”Dr. Cynda H. Rushton
From 30 second ready-to-use tools to more comprehensive simulations, to articles and research on resilience, we offer a robust set of resources and best practices to help keep nurses resilient and practicing with integrity.
- I’m Not Ok…Dealing with baggage of the pandemic (American Association of Critical Care Nurses)