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International Nursing Science Conference

August 21-23, 2023 | London, UK

August 21 -23, 2023 | London, UK
Nursing Science 2023

Patricia Conley

Patricia Conley, Speaker at Nursing Science Congress
Research Medical Center, United States
Title : Perception of gratitude among new registered nurses: A mixed methods study


The presentation will cover a gratitude study conducted on newly registered nurses recently hired at a Level 1 Trauma Center in the Midwest of the United States. The perception of gratitude was measured with a 6-item valid and reliable questionnaire and the experimental group also journaled aspects of gratitude. Scores from gratitude questionnaires showed a mean gratitude score of 37.8 (n = 81), and a mean score on the end-of-study questionnaire was 39.2 (n = 20).1 Qualitative data analyzed from participants journal entries revealed three themes: personal life (people), tangible items (home, food, car) and work (experiences, support from coworkers, gaining confidence).1 A point of interest is that the study began just before the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic and concluded while the crisis was still being managed. As hospitals search for ways that are cost effective to help retain staff and reach new goals, encouraging the practice of gratitude is one feasible option.


Dr. Conley obtained her BSN and MSN from Saint Louis University and her PhD from Medical University of South Carolina. She is a Clinical Nurse Coordinator on a Progressive Care Unit in Kansas City, Missouri. In addition, she is member of Sigma, American Association of Critical Care Nurses and Kansas City Nurse Research Consortium. In addition, she is the recipient of the March of Dimes Nurse of the Year Award for Intermediate Care/Telemetry and has multiple publications.