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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…

Nurse Life: How To Achieve A Work Life Balance

Many nurses struggle with finding a work life balance.  With increasingly demanding 12-hour shifts, it can be tough to stay healthy and sane when you are constantly going mile a minute. Here a a few tips on how to achieve a work life balance between your nursing career and your personal life…

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…

How I Prepare For A 12 Hour Shift

Preparing for a 12 hour shift at the hospital requires some prearranged ground work and organization at home to ensure the day starts off on the right foot. I am a working Mom, and I have a system for making sure that things run smoothly most of the time. I discuss grocery shopping, sleep, getting regular exercise and I provide a minute-by-minute break down of my mornings on work days…