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Welcome to R3

R3 – the Renewal, Resilience and Retention of Maryland Nurses Initiative!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.

The NSPII grant will support us in developing and implementing a statewide initiative for academic faculty, nursing students, Nurse Residency Program educators, and novice nurses to strengthen the resiliency curriculum before and after graduation. This trans-institutional academic/practice collaboration will address root causes of burnout and disengagement to improve well-being, strengthen the bridge from education to practice, and increase retention. Collaboratively with national and state stakeholders, universities and hospitals in Maryland, we will create statewide communities of practice to share best practices and to sustain their dissemination and optimization. R3 will impact 1500+ faculty, students, NRP educators and novice nurses with skills and organizational strategies that reduce burnout, improve resilience, wellbeing and job sustainability, and that forge healthy, ethical workplaces.

This is an inclusive, collaborative learning lab where some of the most ground-breaking, innovative and impactful models of resilience will be shared. Throughout this site you will find best practices, research, papers, and insights to pave the way for the culture of ethical practice nurses throughout Maryland need to flourish. Please join us - we want you in it with us!


Social Media - Learn more about R3

  • Facebook, YouTube, and Blog
    The impetus for the report came from the immense challenges faced by nurses as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Resilient Nurses Initiative of Maryland partnered with WikiWisdom to create the Maryland Nurses WikiWisdom Forum, in which they collected resilience insights from 270 practicing nurses, nursing students, and educators. Through the insights gained, we realize it’s time for a shift in the way we educate, train, and support future nurses in this critical area.

    Watch the recorded event on social media here.
  • Podcast
    On the Pulse Podcast: Preparing Nurses to Practice with Resilience & Integrity. An interview with Cynda Hylton Rushton, PhD, RN, FAAN

    Cynda Rushton, Anne and George L. Bunting Professor of Clinical Ethics, discusses the newly published report: “Mind the Gap: Preparing Nurses to Practice with Resilience & Integrity.”  It includes five key recommendations as to how nurses as individuals and as a profession can find their voice, honor their contributions, and support one another so they may meet their challenges with resilience and integrity.