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Nurse education
Trustworthiness sparks resilience in nursing education
  1. Helen-Ann Brown Epstein
  1. Virtua Health Sciences Library, Virtua Health, Marlton, NJ 08053-9697, USA
  1. Correspondence to Helen-Ann Brown Epstein, Virtua Health, Marlton, NJ 08053-9697, USA; hepstein{at}

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Commentary on: Amsrud E, Lybergs A, Severinsson E. Development of resilience in nursing students: a systematic qualitative review and thematic synthesis. Nurs Educ Pract 2019;41:1–9. doi: 10.1016/j.nepr.2019.102621

Implications for practice and research

  • Nursing schools should prioritise working more systematically to implement strategies for development of resilience in nursing students.

  • Future qualitative research could follow up on how nursing graduates are actually applying resilience in their patient care.


There is a growing body of evidence from studies conducted worldwide linking nursing education curriculum fostering growth of trustworthiness in students to building resilience that prepares them for academic success, self care and care of others. These programmes are crucial for nurses to face the worldwide continuing demand of changing ways healthcare is delivered, more informed patients and on a daily basis maintaining excellent professional standards. However in a 2020 report, 20% simple random sampling (n=155) of …

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  • Provenance and peer review Commissioned; internally peer reviewed.