OHA receives grant to provide training in employee burnout and fulfillment; limited space available for your staff

Posted on: 10/6/23


The high rate of healthcare provider burnout and stress is a growing epidemic in the U.S. According to the World Health Organization, burnout is characterized by feelings of exhaustion, cynicism, and reduced professional efficacy. Nurses are especially susceptible to burnout with incidence rates being as high as 70%, according to the Agency on Healthcare Quality and Research (AHRQ). OHA is committed to helping Oklahoma hospitals address the employee burnout epidemic and has secured grant funding for a proposal in which your hospital is invited to participate. Through this project, OHA will pay for your employees’ registration to participate in a training program outlined below. 

OHA has partnered with the South Carolina Hospital Association to identify an evidence-based training curriculum, The Registered Nurse Personal Resilience Enhancement Plan (RN-PREP or PREP), developed by Dr. Teresa Stephens, which serves as the foundation for this proposal.

The virtual PREP training offers an evidence-based approach to promote personal resilience, professional fulfillment, and personal well-being. This self-paced course guides participants through a process to develop increased self-awareness and situational awareness to improve decision-making abilities to mitigate the risk for burnout. Upon completion, eligible participants are awarded six hours of nursing continuing education credits; however, attendees do not have to be employed in the field of nursing to participate and course content is applicable to all healthcare employees threatened by burnout. OHA has funding to support about 800 attendees for this opportunity. 

Employees who participate in this educational offering and want to become an expert in the field of addressing employee burnout and professional fulfillment will receive OHA financial support to become a “Train the Trainer” for the PREP curriculum. These participants will complete the virtual PREP training course and a live workshop with the author of the PREP curriculum, Dr. Stephens. OHA will host two live “Train the Trainer” workshops over the next 12 months. Hospitals can send more than one team member to this training, but the number of seats available is limited. 

Registrations for both RN-PREP and “Train the Trainer” will be provided on a first-come-first-served basis. If you are interested in participating in this project or would like to learn more, email Eric Finley, OHA manager of health improvement initiatives.  (Eric Finley)