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Nursing burnout continues to rise as the COVID-19 pandemic amplifies environmental stressors in the workplace. This paper explores the application of Callista Roy's adaptation model in preventing nursing burnout during the pandemic using four modes of adaptation: rolefunction, interdependence, physiological/physical, and self-concept or group identity. The presented solution to alleviate nursing burnout examines the implementation of Roy's adaptation model through proposed resiliency initiatives, leadership and management modifications, and state legislature regulation. These interventions aim to reduce anxiety, moral distress, and compassion fatigue, along with increasing support for nurses.