"To me, resilience is the capacity to absorb significant stressors and bounce back healthier and stronger: to take failures and turn them into learning experiences; to take personal losses into stride and build character even in the face of suffering. No career, or life, is a straight line. Being able to ride the waves of life and thrive requires resilience." -Suellyn Ellerbe, MN, RN, NEA-BC, Healthcare Consultant and Educator, President & CEO, Suellyn Ellerbe & Associates, Inc.
"To me, resilience is about connecting with the joy and meaning in the work of professional nursing we are called to lead and to see the situations we face in health care as filled with endless possibilities rather than problems." -Andrea Mazzoccoli, RN, PhD, FAAN, CNO, Bon Secours Health System, Center for Clinical Excellence and Innovation
"To me resilience is: With grace, flexibility, unwavering perserverance, and a bit of humor, finding solutions to issues we face within our healthcare system and empowering others to do the same." -Mary Kane, MS, RN, Regional Chief Nurse Informatics Officer, Catholic Health Initiatives