Relationship Between Emotional Intelligence and Occupational Stress Levels Among CRNAs

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Class A Credits: 1

Format: Video

Run time: 41 mins

Course Launch Date: 11/1/19

Course Expires: 2/25/22

Having higher levels of Emotional Intelligence (EI) may be a key coping mechanism in CRNAs to decrease occupational stress. The purpose of this study was to determine if a significant relationship exists between levels of EI and stress levels among CRNAs. No literature is found to date that investigated EI and CRNAs


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  • Relate how Emotional Intelligence affects stress and burnout.
  • Describe common sources of stress for Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs)
  • Identify the relationship between Emotional Intelligence and stress in CRNAs
  • Recognize how Emotional Intelligence can be used to decrease stress and burnout for CRNAs and Student Anesthetists

Andrea Bittinger, DNP, CRNA

Associate Chair, Samford Nurse Anesthesia Samford University, Children’s of Alabama

Andrea Bittinger completed her Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) through Oakland University in April 2018. Her research topic was Relationship Between Emotional Intelligence and Occupational Stress Levels Among Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists. Prior to returning to Oakland University for her DNP, Dr. Bittinger became the first CRNA in the United States to become certified in Emotional Intelligence (EI) through Multi-Health Systems. Her interest in the topic of EI led her to identify a knowledge gap regarding EI and the CRNA community. In addition, she plans to use her experience in admissions and EI to help nursing and anesthesia programs improve their admissions processes.


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