MaineBiz features UMaine Nursing WellNurse program

MaineBiz featured the University of Maine School of Nursing’s WellNurse program aimed at reducing stress and burnout and building resilience among nursing students, faculty and staff. WellNurse was made possible by a $1.5 million award from the federal Health Resources and Services Administration, an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The award was made possible by $103 million in American Rescue Plan funding to help health and public safety professionals, particularly those in rural and medically underserved communities, reduce burnout and promote mental health. “We’ve seen unprecedented levels of stress, anxiety and burnout across the nursing profession related to working and learning in a high-stakes environment, while we continue to manage the additional demands generated from the pandemic,” said Kelley Strout, the School of Nursing’s director and the principal investigator on the award.