What They’re Watching: Liz Close, PhD, Utah Nurses Association

In this edition of “What They’re Watching, Utah Nurses Association Executive Director Liz Close, PhD, describes the challenges the nursing profession has faced having entered the pandemic with an already-burn-out workforce.


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To solve the increasing burnout nurses in the state are feeling, UNA is meeting with nurses to hear about their most pressing needs, aiming to eliminate the pervasive stressors in nurses’ work environments. Close cited workplace violence as an example of this.

“We provide tools and the knowledge for the nurses to be able to prevent stress, stop it before it takes hold of them, and at the same time have our organizations systematically get rid of environmental stressors.”