RESILIENT NURSES - Episodes 5 & 6 Available!

Since 2014, CCI has sponsored RESILIENT NURSES, a public radio documentary series heard on more than 78 NPR stations, nationwide on SiriusXM satellite radio, and downloaded more than 11,000 times.

Throughout the series, award-winning producer David Freudberg, takes a no-holds-barred look at the challenges faced by those in the nursing profession, RN burnout, and the many ways some nurses are harnessing the power of mindfulness and resilience to fight it. Episodes 1 through 4 are available here.

Now, in two additional productions, Freudberg examines nursing’s future, and how nursing schools like UVA’s are preparing new nurses for the difficult, if exhilarating journey ahead.


Got resilience? Why teaching clinicians to be mindful and resilient makes for more compassionate, safer, higher quality care -- and how the Compassionate Care Initiative does it. Watch our new video to learn more.

Ambassador Spotlight

Zoie is a recent transplant from Washington state where she grew up and completed her undergrad in environmental science from Western Washington University. Having always been drawn to different walks of life, after completing her degree, she traveled extensively throughout the US, Canada, Mexico and Central America. She was involved for many years in grassroots environmental and social justice work in her community and continues to bring this awareness into her work in the medical field. When asked how she remains resilient she responds: "Yoga, meditation, and vegetables. Every Day." No matter what occurs in the day, she works to make it end with her coming back to a grounded place.

FREE Drop-in Sessions

No previous experience required; open to the public.

Mindfulness Meditation | 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. | McLeod 2025
Led by Sam Green
Yoga | 12:00 - 12:50 p.m. | The MILL (1st floor), Health Sciences Library
Led by Zoie Gaidos
Please bring your own mat.

Meditation | 6:00 - 7:00 a.m. | McLeod 2025

Led by Jonathan Bartels

Pearl of the month

"Be present in all things and thankful for all things." 

                                          --- Maya Angelou