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As a nurse I have always had a sacrificial attitude that I will compassionately care for others first and put my own needs last – and that is just not going to cut it anymore. The thought of finishing an entire career with this amount of wear-and-tear is frightening. Something has to give before I completely fizzle and burn to a crisp. So, this is me putting the oxygen mask on myself first. Here are my very real goals for self-compassion from a very tired nurse.
In the spirit of being overly prepared, I made this comprehensive list of important information to leave with our nanny and sitter- and it is on our refrigerator for easy finding. Here is a list of information that you should leave with your nanny and sitter so they are prepared in case of an emergency.
I am a second-career RN who took an unconventional path into the nursing profession. Here is the story of why I left a successful and decade-long career in medical device sales to become a nurse.
As a working mom and nurse who works 12 hour shifts, I know I will be gone for very large chunks of time. So I do my best to make sure things are properly set up at home for my family and myself the day before. Additionally, as a ER nurse I know how important it is that I take good care of myself so I can continue to give the best possible care to my family and patients. After all, I can’t expect others to listen to my health education if I don’t take my own advice and stay healthy too. Here are my top 3 priorities for keeping myself and my family healthy as a nurse who works 12 hour shifts.
Nurses work extremely hard to care for patients. Yet when they have a baby of their own they barely have time to bond with them before they head back to work. Add the financial strain into the mix and it can become very stressful and overwhelming. Here are 8 actionable tips about how to financially prepare for maternity leave as a nurse.