Burnout in Nurse Educators

Burnout in Nurse Educators

This session will define what burnout is and how it impacts nurse educators. We will explore strategies to prevent burnout in nurse educators which include a collaborative approach with nurse faculty and administrations.


Melinda Bentjen, EdD

My name is Melinda Bentjen, EdD, RN, an associate professor at Bryan College of Health Sciences. I have been a nurse educator for 8 years in an entry level medical surgical course at a prelicensure BSN program. I have been a nurse for 18 years and my passion is for medical surgical nursing. I have my medical surgical certification as well as Geriatric NICHE. I received a RN diploma from Bryan School of Nursing and my BSN, MSN, and doctorate in nurse education from Bryan College of Health Sciences. My graduate studies have included a capstone in mentoring and developing a formal mentoring program at Bryan College of Health Sciences. My dissertation work explored burnout in midcareer nurse educators titled “An Assessment of Burnout and Associated Characteristics Among Midcareer Prelicensure BSN Faculty.” Currently, I am part of a Faculty Learning Community (FLC) at Bryan College of Health Sciences that is exploring burnout.