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Expecting Others to Fix Your Burnout Problems?

Nurse Burnout Problems Got nurse burnout? And if you did or do, who do you expect to fix it? Your employer? Your boss? Sometimes when we have something happening in our life that we do not enjoy, we look all over the place for help. I can speak to this because I have...

Do Nurses Ask for Help?

Do nurses ask for help?  In my experience, not so much. What tends to happen is the following... Charge Nurse: "Jane, do you need anything? How are you doing?" Jane: "Fine. Nope, I am all good." (While Jane may be silently drowning and desperately in need of help) Why...

As a Nurse, What Achievement Are You Most Proud Of?

Nursing Achievements Nursing can be a very challenging profession to work in. I often hear from nurses who are contemplating or on the verge of quitting nursing altogether. Gosh, with the staffing ratios, workplace violence, nurse burnout, and so much more... it...

Stress, Stigma, and Burnout in Nursing

As a nurse, have you experienced the stress and stigma related to burnout in nursing? A few months ago, I wrote a blog post entitled “The Way We Think About Nurse Burnout is Broken”. I went on to list ten ways that burnout is approached in a broken way. One of the...

Help! I Am Sick of My Nursing Career…

Sick of your nursing career? We may all find ourselves in a career rut from time-to-time. Maybe we are bored at our current job. Or we are frustrated with our work load so we dread going into work. What can we do? Today's video will teach you about nursing career...

Top 5 Skills Every Nurse Should Develop Quickly

What are the top five skills that every nurse should develop? Nope! Not those. I imagine many of you reading automatically think about the clinical skills it takes to become a professional nurse. While clinical skills are important, they vary from specialty to...

Why Don’t We Think (Or Talk) About Nurse Burnout?

Nurse burnout is not discussed. There, I said it. A bit of personal experience related to this- I asked my virtual assistant (VA) to perform a search. As a nurse blogger, I want to be sure that my blog is getting found and read by nurses and nursing students. So, I...

Nursing Goals: Steps to Healthy Nurse Success

A while back in the Your Next Shift Facebook community, a nurse shared her weekly goal. She said that when she started in on her next nursing schedule, she would begin to cut back on her hours at work. Good goal, but vague. And likely far off in time... I challenged...

5 Myths about Nursing

Nursing Myths Since the profession has basically been around since the beginning of time, there are many myths about nursing.  Before we get into some of them- really fun myths, I might add- I had to look up the definition, for myself so that I could really understand...

The Alchemy of Self Care

Guest Post by Padma Dyvine One day a friend of mine used the word alchemy and I was catapulted into contemplating the topic and its reality in life today. The feelings and concepts of mystery and transformation tickled my senses, stimulated my imagination and...

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