Transitions in Professional Nursing(Introduction to Professional Nursing paper)


This article has served as an eye-opener for many healthcare care practitioners who have experienced burnout. The article comes in handy to offer assistance to nurses on how to build their resilience and remain motivated in their work. All medical facilities are under pressure to make the environment safe for both the practitioners and the patients (Tammi et al., 2019). However, this article interjects and insists on having resilience before the change. This paper provides an in-depth summary of the article and highlights its impacts on future nursing practice.

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Article Summary

This article by Tammi P. Hicks et al. points out to the most pressing issues in the nursing career, opening with questions which most nursing practitioners relate. As many health care organizations focused more on the safety of patients and staff, the article related to safety to resilience. Resilience lacked in most organizations, but through this article, it is possible to find ways of reviving it and building it (Tammi et al., 2019). Tammi P. Hicks and all who contributed to this article have significant experience and knowledge in the health care system; hence, the information detailed in the report is legitimate. Building resilience is not a one-day event but a process that focuses majorly on enhancing positivity. For resilience to have lasting effects to the healthcare systems, professionals in the industry must make it intentional and focus more on improving personal resilience and building on teamwork (Dyess, Prestia & Smith, 2015). Throughout the article, the writers focus on how to make resilience a part of the organization’s culture to impact the practitioners, patients, and their loved ones.

Article’s Impact on the Future of Nursing Practice

Just like the Duke Raleigh Hospital nurses, I have lost my zest for nursing, experienced stressful moments which recur, and continually having to change my plans due to work. This and more have contributed to depreciating happiness while serving as a nurse. This article not only speaks of a way to improve resilience but also how to cultivate it. While at the nursing school, resilience was not taught, but due diligence; therefore, without another training, it would become difficult and stressful (Tammi et al., 2019). The article views resilience as the first ingredient before even change can be effected into the practice.
To the future of nursing practice, the article points out the right direction with most of it, highlighting the need for nurses to stay happy and motivated. Dr Sexton has developed a manual on how to create resilient activities and tools that practitioners could implement to become better. The Dr. focuses his teachings on the positive emotions that the practitioners ought to possess to avoid experiencing burnouts (Tammi et al., 2019). A positive sentiment should be expressed differently to create more awareness of the positive things around us. The article is a stepping stone to having nurses and other medical practitioners who show love, abundant life and care to the sick, and their loved ones (Dyess, Prestia & Smith, 2015). For healthcare to receive the change they have always wanted, the workforce must learn resilience and practice it. For the workforce to be more alert, and open to experience a culture shift, resilience is the key ingredient which this article helps to foster.


This article helps to push for a positive culture and values of medical practitioners unveiling resilience as the missing piece towards bringing change to healthcare. High-quality care and a safe working environment will be achieved as practitioners become more resilient. The article proves that the healthcare system must work as one, incorporating all the units and creating a positive relationship between them.


1. Dyess, S. M. L., Prestia, A. S., and Smith, M. C. (2015). Support for caring and resiliency among successful nurse leaders. Nursing administration quarterly, 39(2), 104-116.
2. Tammi P., Sullivan M., Sexton B., and Adair K. (2019). Transforming culture through resiliency and teamwork. Support positive relationships and value each team member. American Nurse Today, Feb 2019, p41-43.

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