A Randomized Controlled Trial of the RISE Program for Nurses


To test the effectiveness of an 8-week psychoeducational group program on resilience, insight, self compassion, and empowerment in direct care nurses.

Key Study Personnel:

Amanda Sawyer,  PhD – Principal Investigator
Amanda Bailey, MA, LMHC - Facilitator

Number of Participants:


Study Population

AdventHealth Nurses

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Adult ≥ 18 years old
  • Licensed as an RN
  • RN employed by AdventHealth in a hospital-based setting at the Altamonte, Apopka, Celebration, Daytona Beach, DeLand, East, Fish Memorial, Kissimmee, New Smyrna Beach, Orlando, Palm Coast, Waterman, or Winter Park campus
  • Able to speak, read, and understand English fluently
  • Able to provide informed consent
  • Willing and able to comply with all study procedures and requirements for the duration of the study.

Exclusion Criteria:


The intervention will consist of 8 weekly 90-minute psychoeducational group sessions facilitated by a licensed mental health counselor.


  • Brief Resilience Scale (BRS)
  • Self-Reflection and Insight Scale
  • Self-Compassion Scale - Short Form
  • Psychological Empowerment Instrument
  • Stress Mindset Measure - General (SMM-G)
  • Perceived Stress Survey (PSS)
  • Maslach Burnout Inventory (MBI)

Current Status:


Completion Date:

Spring 2020

Additional Information:

Questions about Study:
Amanda Sawyer
Email:  Amanda.Sawyer@adventhealth.com