Intervention improves new nurse mental health, job satisfaction

Researchers at The Ohio State University found positive effects when they tested an evidence-based cognitive behavioral skill-building intervention with new nurses in a nurse residency program. Eight-nine participants were randomly assigned to two groups, with one receiving MINDBODYSTRONG, a program of eight 45-minute sessions. Data collected at baseline, immediately following, and three months after the program’s completion showed moderate to large positive effects in the group that received the intervention. The researchers measured mental health, job satisfaction and health lifestyle beliefs and behaviors. The study appeared in the October issue of the Journal of Nursing Administration.