It’s no secret that nursing is a career choice that can get very demanding and taxing on a person, both physically and emotionally. Nurses would mostly agree that the reward and satisfaction they get from their jobs make all the hard work worth it. However, there’s no denying that nurses are often in positions where they are under a lot of pressure at work, with patients’ lives sometimes riding on the decisions that they make. This sometimes makes self-care for nurses an afterthought, but it shouldn’t be!
Working as a nurse often means spending most days at work in a very high-stress environment, meaning that along with having the necessary knowledge, education, and work experience to do their jobs well, nurses also need to be dedicated to looking after themselves and keeping themselves strong and healthy both mentally and physically. If you are currently in nursing school, there’s no better time to get started with self-care.(more…)