Recent Posts

Relevance
Free Indoor Air Quality in Homes Webinar Series with CE 4785

Join the California Nurses for Environmental Health & Justice, Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation, and other sponsors for this enlightening series!

Added by Holly E Carpenter, RN, BSN Blog Quality of Life 07/09/2024
Published
ANA Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation® Spotlight - Uzoamaka Nwankpa, DNP, MSN-PH, RN 4783

Nurse uses Indigenous healing methods to boost health providers' mental health — as well as her own  

Published
ANA Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation® Spotlight - Cassandra Cassidy, DNP, MSN, RN, EBP-C, PLNC 4781

Shaping nursing students to create a healthier nursing profession

Published
Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation® Blog - Beyond H2O: Weighing Your Healthy Water Options 4780

Drinking water is a staple of good health. It benefits all areas of your body, including your heart health, digestion, and organ function. But what if the water you drank had superpower and offered more bang for your buck?  

Added by Holly E Carpenter, RN, BSN Blog Nutrition 07/01/2024
Published
Overcoming Gymtimidation: A Nurse's Guide to Getting Acquainted With the Gym 4776

Does the thought of heading to the gym for a workout fill you with dread? 

Published
ANA Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation® Spotlight - Heather Wulf, RN, BSN, CMCN 4763

Nurse conquers anxiety through action and healthy habits  

Published
ANA Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation® Blog - 5 Ways Black Nurses Make a Positive Impact on Community Health 4762

Nurses make a difference by working in hospitals, physicians’ offices, clinics, and home health care. But when they contribute their time, energy, and resources to communities facing significant health disparities, their impact can have a ripple effect. Black nurses play an especially important role in community health, says #healthynurse ...

Added by Holly E Carpenter, RN, BSN Blog Quality of Life 06/11/2024
Published
ANA Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation® Spotlight - Lynn Van Epps, MSN, APRN, ANP-C 4760

Nurse’s mental health background helps her find balance for herself and her patients

Published
Eliminating Hepatitis B: Understanding New Prevention Guidelines 4746

By Stephanie Campbell, PhD, Senior Medical Director, Dynavax  

Added by Holly E Carpenter, RN, BSN Blog Safety 04/30/2024
Published
ANA Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation® - #healthynurse Spotlight Series - Marilyn D. Harris, MSN, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN 4740

Veteran nurse shares her secret to lifelong vitality and fulfillment beyond retirement

Published
ANA Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation® - #healthynurse Spotlight Series - Latanya (Tanya) Collins, MSN-Ed, RN 4738

Stressful pandemic prompts one nurse to make more conscious wellness choices.

Published
American Red Cross Emergency Preparedness Links and Resources 4728

The American Red Cross collaborates with Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation and the American Nurses Association on many issues that directly affect nurses and public health.  Take time to peruse the below resources that the American Red Cross currently provides on emergency preparedness.

Added by Holly E Carpenter, RN, BSN Blog Safety 04/03/2024
Published
Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation™ Blog -  Embrace the Earth: 4 Simple Ways to Conserve Water 4727

Water is a part of life that many Americans often take for granted. We use it for bathing, cleaning, and keeping our homes cool, sanitary, and landscaped. The problem is that fresh water is a limited resource. Although more than 70% of the Earth’s surface is water, less than 1% of that water is usable by humans. According to the United Nations Educational, ...

Added by Holly E Carpenter, RN, BSN Blog Quality of Life 04/02/2024
Published
Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation™ Blog  - Rhythms of Resilience: Using Music as a Stress-Relief Tool 4724

It's the end of a long shift, and your mind is ready to burst from never-ending to-do lists and care plans. As you finally take a moment to catch your breath, the weight of exhaustion settles in. You pull out your phone and cue up your favorite song. A soothing melody replaces the chaos with calm.  

Added by Holly E Carpenter, RN, BSN Blog Quality of Life 03/25/2024
Published
ANA Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation® - #healthynurse Spotlight Series -  Rick Ackerman, RN 4683

Home health nurse  Rick Ackerman, RN, Case Manager for CenterWell Home Health,  prioritizes exercise, mental breaks, and socialization.  

Published
Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation® Blog - Balanced Bites: How Nurses Can Master Eating in Moderation 4679

I tried a restrictive diet that cut out my favorite foods, but as soon as I started eating salty or sugary snacks that I love again, I found myself back at square one. While restricting certain foods is the most common type of diet, research shows it’s not effective in the long run. Restrictive diets often lead to short-term weight loss followed by ...

Added by Holly E Carpenter, RN, BSN Blog Nutrition 03/05/2024
Published
Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation® Blog -  Quick, Healthy Meals for Night Shift Nurses 4673

Shift work is critical for continuity of care in many health care settings. But working the night shift can take a toll. A 2021 study found that nurses who work the night shift tend to be less active, experience poorer sleep quality, and less satisfied with life than nurses who work days.  

Added by Holly E Carpenter, RN, BSN Blog Nutrition 02/21/2024
Published
Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation™ Blog -  Get Your Fill With Plant-Based Foods 4666

Anyone who complains that a plant-based diet isn’t filling may not be eating the right plant-based foods. No matter what you’re eating, feeling full often has more to do with satiety — feeling comfortably full and no longer hungry — than simply filling your belly. Blog 3 in our Plant-Based Food Series!

Added by Holly E Carpenter, RN, BSN Blog Nutrition 02/14/2024
Published
ANA Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation® - #healthynurse Spotlight Series - Nancy Rodriguez, RN, BSN, CDCES 4662

Nurse revolutionizes diabetes care through health equity and plant-based nutrition

Published
ANA HEALTHY NURSE, HEALTHY NATION BLOG - Nurses' Guide to Recognizing and Addressing Eating Disorders 4659

When most people think of eating disorders, conditions like anorexia nervosa or bulimia nervosa may come to mind. But two lesser known (and underdiscussed) conditions include binge eating disorder (BED) and avoidant/restrictive food intake disorder (ARFID) .  

Added by Holly E Carpenter, RN, BSN Blog Nutrition 02/05/2024
Published
Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation™ Blog - Embracing Allyship as Nurses 4658

It's sad but true: Not all nurses get the same level of support and respect from their jobs. In a 2022 survey of nurses, 63% of respondents personally experienced an act of racism at work. But acts of bullying and bias don’t only happen with racial differences. Gender, age, and education are just a few other reasons some nurses may be treated differently ...

Added by Holly E Carpenter, RN, BSN Blog Quality of Life 02/05/2024
Published
Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation™ - #healthynurse Spotlight Series - Meryl A. Fury, MS, RN 4645

Nurse uses her passion for whole foods to educate children and improve their nutrition.

Published
Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation™ Blog - The Pros and Cons of Popular Dietary Supplements 4636

Warning: The CDC cautions all those pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant to discuss all medicines with your healthcare provider including OTC meds, herbal and dietary supplements, and vitamins. Learn more . Additional Warning:  The FDA does not regulate dietary supplements. There is often conflicting research on whether certain ...

Added by Holly E Carpenter, RN, BSN Blog Nutrition 01/10/2024
Published
Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation™ - #healthynurse Spotlight Series - Deitra Dennis, RN, NBC-HWC 4634

Nurse Uses Coaching and Cooking to Inspire Healthy Change  

Published
Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation™ Blog - Beautiful Skin, Beautiful Mind: The Link Between Skin Care and Mental Health 4623

Have you ever noticed how life's ups and downs seem to etch themselves onto your skin? When you're going through stressful times, your skin is often the first place to show it. Your mind and skin are connected. It's the perfect time to examine this relationship and the transformative power of a skin care routine.  

Added by Holly E Carpenter, RN, BSN Blog Quality of Life 12/18/2023
Published
Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation™ Blog - 7 Tips for Making and Enjoying Plant-Forward Food That Feeds Your Soul 4622

Plant-based eating provides incredible health benefits . But the challenge for many — especially during the holidays — is enjoying the beloved cultural dishes of your heritage while sticking to a plant-forward diet. Blog 2 in our Plant-Based Food Series!  

Added by Holly E Carpenter, RN, BSN Blog Nutrition 12/18/2023
Published
Help protect yourself and your family this holiday season 4615

The following blog is from our colleagues at the CDC

Added by Holly E Carpenter, RN, BSN Blog Safety 11/30/2023
Published
Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation™ Blog - Your Path to a Smoke-Free Life 4614

It isn’t news that smoking hurts your health. Yet millions of people still do it despite widespread awareness of the harmful effects of tobacco.  

Added by Holly E Carpenter, RN, BSN Blog Quality of Life 11/29/2023
Published
Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation™ - Champion Spotlight Series - Re-Imagining Nursing Innovation: A Deep Dive into TNA's 2023 Conference 4613

Authors: Ashley Carter MSN, RN, AMB-BC – Tennessee Nurses Association – District 3 President and William Hall DNP, MSN-Ed., RN, PMH-BC, CDP, PLNC – Tennessee Nurses Association- District 3 Director

Published
Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation™ - #healthynurse Spotlight Series - Anna Fitch Courie, DNP, RN, PHNA-BC 4610

Nurse creates life-changing wellness programs for first responders

Published
Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation™ - #healthynurse Spotlight Series - Trang Dinh-Noonan, MSN, RN-BC 4597

Nurse transforms her health and becomes a wellness crusader, impacting thousands.  

Published
Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation™ Blog - Health Benefits of Eating Whole-Plant Foods 4596

Your diet is an essential part of healthy living. What you eat can determine how your body grows, functions, and protects itself.  Blog 1 in our Plant-Based Food Series!  

Added by Holly E Carpenter, RN, BSN Blog Nutrition 11/07/2023
Published
The Role of the Wingman in the U.S. Air Force Health and Wellness 4595

By  Marlon Garzo Saria, PhD, RN, AOCNS, OCN, NEA-BC, NPD-BC, FAAN      Lieutenant Colonel, 452d Aeromedical Staging Squadron, U.S. Air Force Reserve Command      Magnet Program Director and Nurse Scientist, Providence Saint John’s Health Center  

Added by Holly E Carpenter, RN, BSN Blog Quality of Life 11/07/2023
Published
Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation™ - Champion Spotlight Series - Healthy Men, Inc. 4593

Healthy Men Inc. reimagines the approach to men’s care

Published
Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation™ Blog - Solutions to the Nurse Staffing Crisis 4591

It's challenging to find a nurse who hasn't been impacted by the nurse staffing crisis.  

Added by Holly E Carpenter, RN, BSN Blog Safety 10/23/2023
Published
Mammograms Matter: 5 Things to Know About Mammograms 4586

Courtesy of the FDA Office of Women's Health

Added by Holly E Carpenter, RN, BSN Blog Quality of Life 10/18/2023
Published
Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation™ - Champion Spotlight Series - Replenish Mind Body Spirit, LLC 4583

Organization offers nurses a rapid response, micro-restorative program and ongoing support  

Published
Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation™ Blog - Tackling the Teach-Back Method 4537

Quality patient care requires partnership. Health care providers bring expertise and experience. Patients (hopefully) follow their providers’ guidance to help make treatment and health care as effective as possible. But patients can only truly participate when they understand what the provider is asking of them and why it is important.  

Added by Holly E Carpenter, RN, BSN Blog Quality of Life 09/27/2023
Published
Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation™ - #healthynurse Spotlight Series - Angie Koppe, RN 4534

Nurse hits her stride and walks her way to wellness while she works

Published
Capitol Beat Blog Post:  ANA's Position Statement On Climate Change 4533

Reprinted with permission from the American Nurses Association’s Policy and Government Affairs  

Added by Holly E Carpenter, RN, BSN Blog Safety 09/25/2023
Published
Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation™ Blog - How Are Vaccine Recommendations Made? Understand ACIP’s Process For Making Vaccine Recommendations 4522

As we head into another cold and flu season, we’re also gearing up for immunizations — both for ourselves and our patients. As a nurse, you know you need a flu shot every year, but have you ever wondered where updated immunization recommendations come from?

Added by Holly E Carpenter, RN, BSN Blog Safety 09/13/2023
Published
Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation™ - #healthynurse Spotlight Series - Heather Goss, BSN, RN 4520

COVID-19 pandemic sparks a self-care flame for 53-year-old nurse  

Published

Share:

Spotlights


#healthynurse Spotlight
The #healthynurse Spotlight is a shout out to nurses who are making changes in their lives to improve their health and wellness. You can too! Share your story with us here.

Champion Spotlight
Learn more about the work our Champions are doing to support the health and well-being of their nurses.

FAQ

Need help? Visit the Help & FAQ page to ask a question and find answers. 

Blogs by Domain


Safety
Your safety matters. This domain covers a wide range of topics - from staying alert at the wheel to safe patient handling and mobility.
 

Rest
Rest breaks and healthy sleep are not only restorative - but are key to your health and to providing safe patient care. This domain addresses strategies and guidelines for restorative sleep, workplace breaks and napping, and managing shift work.

Quality of Life
Your work, home life, family, and other commitments frequently compete for your time and attention. This domain focuses on the elements that improve the quality and balance of your life including your physical, financial, social, emotional, and spiritual well-being.

Physical Activity
Nurses are often on their feet all day but fall short of recommended national guidelines for physical exercise. This domain includes strategies for overcoming barriers for guidelines and meeting exercise guidelines.

Nutrition
It isn't easy to find time for healthy eating. On average, nurses consume less fruits, veggies, and whole grains than other Americans. This domain covers recommended guidelines for dietary health, managing diet at work, and overcoming barriers to nutrition.

Mental Health
The nature and stresses of the nursing profession can take a toll on your mental health. This domain deals with your psychological affect and health. Mental wellbeing practices, stress relief resources, and personal stories are just some of the assets included here.

Explore the Blogs

Relevance
Challenge Tips 27
742 Posts 15

Have you checked our monthly challenges? This is where you`ll find tips from some of our latest and greatest.

Quality of Life 8

Your life is full and your work is often stressful. This domain focuses on the elements that improve the quality of your life: including resiliency and preventing burnout, restoring joy, and achieving a positive work/life balance.

#healthynurse Spotlight 13

The #healthynurse Spotlight is a shout out to nurses who are making changes in their lives to improve their health and wellness. You can too! Read their stories for inspiration here.

Nutrition 4
41 Posts 6

It isn't easy to find time for healthy eating. One average, nurses consume less fruits, veggies, and whole grains than other Americans. This domain covers recommended guidelines for dietary health, managing diet at work, and overcoming barriers to nutrition.

Physical Activity 7

Nurses are often on their feet all day but fall short of recommended national guidelines for physical exercise. This domain includes strategies for overcoming barriers for guidelines and meeting exercise guidelines.

Recent Comments

Prayers at all times reduce stress and boost mental health. 

by Evelyne on Stress

That is very true, workplace violence has been evidenced in almost all Healthcare settings. This has contributed nurse burnout.

@Mutaz Bani Hani Very true. For your commitment, how will you be advocating for nurses safety?

Wonderful commitments @DebStuart 

@Chris Doe These are great commitments!! You've got this!