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Category: Nurse Health

All about nurse health and wellness. Nurses need to care for themselves first.

Fit Nurse: Simple Ways To Exercise As A Busy Nurse Mom

Over the last month I have been interviewing fellow nurse moms to find out how they manage to squeeze in a workout while balancing motherhood and 12 hour shifts.  The feedback I received was very encouraging!  The conversations I had with these nurses convinced me that it is in fact very possible to stay fit when it seems that there is no more time in the day. Read more to learn how…

Nurses Nurturing Nurses Interview With Jessica Smith, RN

I got ANOTHER chance this week to talk with RN Coach Jessica Smith about a topic that is near and dear to my heart:  nurses nurturing nurses!  (I had so much fun the first time, what can I say?!)
During the interview, we discussed:
1. Strategies you can use to attain a work-life balance with a busy nursing schedule;
2. How you can design your life around how you want to feel;
3. And how doing simple things each day can make a BIG impact on your overall health and well-being;
I can’t wait for you to check it out. Take care of yourself, nurse…

Bouncing Back From Burnout Interview With Jessica Smith, RN

Nurse burnout sucks.  I’ve totally been there. So, it may seem odd at first to hear that I also LOVE talking about nurse burnout. In fact, I think every nurse experiences burnout at some point in their career (if you haven’t please email me back and let me know your secret!).  Here’s the kicker: once you admit you have an issue with nursing burnout you open yourself to the idea of potential solutions.  But if you just pull your hoodie over your eyes and continue to suffer in silence then nothing ever changes.  And your burnout gets even worse. So, let’s talk about solutions for nurse burnout!  Have a listen to my Bouncing Back From Burnout interview with fellow ER Nurse and Nurse Coach, Jessica Smith…

Nurse Health: Self Care For 12 Hour Shifts

If you are like a lot of hardworking shift workers you may at times feel overworked, exhausted and even burned out.  
Everyone knows that 12 hour shift schedules can be extremely demanding.  What are you doing for yourself to ensure that you stay healthy and thrive? With a little preparation and focus on your personal well-being you can be both a healthy nurse and give great care to your patients.  Its time to focus on nurse self care…

8 Ways Nurses Can Stay Healthy

Nurses NEED to put themselves first so they have the stamina and good health to care for their patients and families.  This is non-negotiable. When nurses make their own well being a priority our families get a better version of us, we have the energy and stamina to keep up with heavy patient workloads, and we have better relationships with our spouses and friends. Most of all, healthy nurses are happier…

Yoga For Nurses: 3 Crucial Reasons Nurses NEED Yoga

Yoga’s amazing benefits for physical and mental health are well documented in literature. Yoga for nurses can help to manage stress, prevent or eliminate lower back pain and prevent burnout and compassion fatigue. A yoga mat, blocks and a strap can help get your yoga journey started…

Why Nurses Need To Practice Yoga: Self Care For The Caregiver

Nursing is a challenging career. In addition to physical problems such as chronic back pain, being a nurse can contribute to additional issues like burnout, compassion fatigue, chronic stress or even depression. Nurses need to make self care a priority. One way to do that is by developing a regular yoga practice. Read more to learn what the research says about the benefits of having a yoga practice…