Professor Krautscheid addresses nursing attrition dilemma at Fall Faculty Lecture Tuesday

The university community is invited to attend the Fall Faculty Lecture, presented by Associate Professor of Nursing Lorretta Krautscheid, this Tuesday, Oct. 19, from 6 to 7 p.m. in Hoover 105.

Krautscheid, chair of the College of Nursing and recipient of the 2020-21 Faculty Achievement Award for Undergraduate Research and Scholarship, will present “Moral Distress: What Do We Know and What Can Be Done?”

Her presentation will provide insight into a nursing attrition dilemma that has seen approximately 17% of newly registered nurses leave the profession within the first year of practice. She contends that moral distress, defined as feeling constrained from action upon one’s ethical knowing, is a key factor in this trend.

She will present moral distress research findings among students and novice post-licensure nurses and discuss education recommendations promoting resilience-protective factors.

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