The purpose of this project is to conduct a comprehensive literature review from a global nursing perspective, examining the challenges faced by nurses and potential strategies to address them. Specifically, this study investigates the concept of resilience in nurses to inform future interventions aimed at building and maintaining a strong nursing workforce. The study analyzed 34 scholarly articles from various databases to identify the challenges and factors affecting nurse retention and to explore effective strategies for reducing nurse turnover. The results suggest that burnout, compassion fatigue, moral distress, incivility in the workplace, workload, and job stress are the key reasons for nurse turnover. Manager support, self-care strategies, nurse unions, supervisor support, and professional development are identified as effective strategies for enhancing nurse retention. This study provides significant implications for policymakers, healthcare administrators, and nurse leaders to develop targeted interventions aimed at improving the well-being and job satisfaction of nurses, ultimately enhancing the quality of care provided to patients. By investing in the resilience of nurses, this study seeks to make a positive impact on the nursing workforce and promote the future of healthcare.

Semester/Year of Award

Spring 4-30-2023


Melanie A. Johnson

Mentor Department Affiliation


Access Options

Open Access Thesis

Document Type

Bachelor Thesis

Degree Name

Honors Scholars

Degree Level