The aim was to establish a correlation between burnout and lack of empowerment in associate degree nursing faculty and their creativity in the classroom.
A descriptive, quantitative research study was completed. An email with a survey link was sent to members of the National Organization for Associate Degree Nursing asking for anonymous, voluntary participation and inviting members to forward to additional faculty; 217 participants completed the survey in its entirety. Pearson correlation and multiple linear regression tests were completed on the data.
Statistically significant (personal burnout, p = .004; work burnout, p = .003; student burnout, p = .000) relationships were found between burnout and creativity. No relationship was established between lack of empowerment and creativity.
Nursing faculty who perceived feelings of burnout were less motivated or engaged in their workplace, including interactions with students, which was directly correlated to a decrease in perceived feelings of creativity.