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Have you seen our newest #HealthyNurse Spotlight:   Christian R. Schreckhise​ ? Previously,  Rochelle “Shelly” Anderson-Doyley   Swardiq “Q” Mayanja, RN ,  Daisy Molina, MSN-Ed, RNC-LRN, CLS, CIME ,   Julie David, MSN, ARNP, ...
Way to go Toni! I am always inspired and motivated when I see your yoga and cycling adventures with your friends! ...
Thanks Heidi Rye, BSN, RN ‍!   More indoor yoga and cycling on the way!!
You are awesome Toni L Scott‍!!
Valerie Tiu
What kinds of things do people do for vacations to relax? Does anyone find it difficult to relax on vacations? Sometimes when I go on vacations, I worry about my unit hoping that they are staffed well or that they don't have patients that ...
Valerie Tiu Feb '17
It is very difficult sometimes to leave work at work espically when we are caring for patients 24/7. One thing I have ...
Hi Valerie,

​You're concern for your workplace, your patients, and your peers are a sincere sign of your ...
Thanks all, great thoughts. My resolution this year is to be more selfish, but it is very hard! I always tell my ...
Valerie Tiu
I used to work on a med/surg floor that took care of a lot of older patients who may not have had a lot of family nor did they have a large support system. These patients would end up staying in our care for months or maybe years. We had a ...
Valerie Tiu Jun '17
This can be so hard as so many patients occupy a special place in our hearts even as we maintain good professional ...
Ellen Martin ‍ I am glad the EAP program was helpful to you. 

Valerie Tiu ‍ The Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing ...
Ellen Martin ‍ I will have to check with the hospital to see if we have something like that. I'm glad it helped you. ...
What are your healthy goals for the upcoming year? Hydrating? A change in your diet? A new physical challenge? Stimulating your mind?  Share with us so we can all encourage one another! Happy New Year!!
ChristiM 25d
I want to drink at least 80oz of water, increase my protein and veggies intake and try to set a time to workout at least ...
My health goals for 2021 is to help my husband to eat healthier.  He was recently placed on BP meds and his diet is ...
Susan's sister  let me know how it goes with getting your husband to eat healthier. I would love any tips!! My ...
Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation (HNHN)
In our #WeAreinThisTogether Student Nurse Wellness Challenge  one of the themes we discuss is mentorship. Have you been mentored or been a mentor to others? What do you wish you had known about mentorship? How has it been helpful to ...
Bev Nerenberg
Please Tap with Brad Yate on Compassion Fatigue and in less than 6 minutes, feel the relief you so deserve. Thank you so much for all you are doing!
Holly E Carpenter, RN, BSN
Hey there healthy nurses!  Check out our new blog on art therapy .  What creative outlets have you used during the pandemic?  I am not very crafty but I have embroidered 4 baby bibs this year and a pillowcase.  What have you been working ...
ChristiM ChristiM Dec '20
I have been trying to use my sewing machine and Cricut a lot more this year. I do feel really good when I finish my ...
I learned how to crochet several years ago - with the stay-at-home orders back in March, I made it a habit to crochet ...
Janice Walsh‍ that's gorgeous!! 
Thinking back on this year, what are you most proud of accomplishing? What were your highs this year, in health, home, work, with family? 
ChristiM Dec '20
ChristiM ChristiM Dec '20
For me, I am proud of how I took care of my family most this year. I have a toddler, had a new baby in May and then my ...
M. Allison M. Allison Dec '20
It is such a lot to have a new baby, a toddler, and an injured spouse. I'm not in that stage of life currently. My spouse ...
ChristiM ChristiM Dec '20
M. Alliso n Fantastic job working out daily!! That is a huge feat! I'm glad you feel good about what you've ...
Bev Nerenberg
Try this: Tap with Brad Yates here
Bev Nerenberg Nov '20
Landonboss Landonboss Nov '20
Bev, I really needed this today. I have really been struggling with demands at work. Things have really been ...
J.Peterson J.Peterson Nov '20
Hey Bev. I'm new to this site and I came across this discussion. Thank you so much for introducing me to Brad Yates. I ...
I'm so happy you found it useful!!!  Tapping is a combination of acupuncture without needles and some modern ...
Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation (HNHN)
Tell us how you are feeling about a returning semester. What are some of your pain points? What worries you most about going back to school? What are you feeling good about? Reply below to let us know.
MarthaVB MarthaVB Aug '20
I am not a nursing student, rather I am a nursing instructor- there are mixed emotions about returning for the ...
olgabel olgabel Sep '20
Due to the fact that clinical was online since March, I am nervous about being unprepared as we start clinical back ...
ChristiM ChristiM Sep '20
Make sure to check out the new September Challenge,  #WeAreInThisTogether Student Challenge  for tips and ...

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Quality of Life Blogs

  • What's the value of mentorship?
    What's the value of mentorship?
    One of the themes we explore in the  #WeAreinThisTogether Student Nurse Wellness Challenge  is mentorship.  “Mentorship is also called sponsorship,” said Vernell DeWitty, PhD, RN, Director for Diversity and Inclusion at the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN). “When a mentor serves as a sponsor, they act as an advocate seeking ... more
  • How Getting Out Of Your Comfort Zone Benefits Health
    How Getting Out Of Your Comfort Zone Benefits Health
    If it doesn’t challenge you, it doesn’t change you. Sure, routine is comfortable, but does it push you to become a better and healthier version of yourself? It’s a new year, which makes it the perfect, clean slate to do something you’ve always been reluctant to try. Why? Because stepping out of your comfort zone in a safe way can be good for you. In ... more
  • Need To Destress? Give Art Therapy A Try
    Need To Destress? Give Art Therapy A Try
    There’s no denying that 2020 has been a stressful year — and that’s putting it lightly. You’ve had a lot going on, so it’s even more crucial to keep that stress from building up and causing burnout . Especially during the COVID-19 pandemic, nurses can benefit from artistic outlets to gain a sense of calm, get out of their heads, and let go of the busyness of ... more
  • Improve Your Blood Sugar Levels To Improve Your Health
    Improve Your Blood Sugar Levels To Improve Your Health
    DISCLAIMER:   The content provided on this webpage is general in nature and does not constitute medical advice.  This webpage is for reference only.  Always consult with a qualified health care provider for any questions you may have regarding your health. Do you have diabetes, or are you at risk for developing it? Your blood sugar levels are a good ... more
  • Is It Just Me?
    Is It Just Me?
    By Andrea Coyle Mary Smith, charge nurse, was working her second of four 12 hours shifts. When Mary arrived on the unit, she was told by the night shift charge nurse “we had two sick calls and we do not have any nurses available to come in and help.” Sigh…Mary’s first thought was, “How am I going to accomplish all the tasks that are expected of me as the charge ... more

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