Prioritizing Self-Care and Finding Harmony - Online Course

You can’t give to others what you don’t have yourself; prioritizing self-care and finding harmony.

Accreditation:  Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing (Sigma) is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

There’s a reason flight attendants instruct you to put your mask on first before helping others, should the aircraft lose cabin pressure. You can’t give to others what you don’t have yourself. In a profession where you give 100% for the health of others, it’s equally as important for you to maintain a healthy, positive you. But where do you find the time? When you do find the time, what should you focus on? How do you ensure your needs are met despite the demanding expectations of your career? The answers to these questions look different for everyone, but the following resources can help lead you to the right self-care practices for you.

Learner Outcomes:

  • 75% of learners will identify at least one change or imrpovement within their professional/personal development based on the information learned during the microlearning session topic.

Resources Included:

  • Microlearning Presentation – Promoting Self-Care
  • Microlearning Presentation – Finding Balance
  • PDF – Work-Life Harmony Self-Reflection

Author Bios

Dennis Doherty, MSN, RN, NPD-BC, is a board certified Nursing Professional Development Specialist in the Department Clinical Education, Informatics, Practice, and Quality at Boston Children's Hospital. Dennis facilitates role development programs including the Leading from the Frontline leadership series. He manages the enterprises Healthy Work Environment (HWE) program including development interprofessional HWE Champions and coordinates the Evidence-based Practice Mentorship Program. Dennis is currently a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Massachusetts.

Michelle Schuster, MSN, RN, CPHON, received a BSN from Midwestern State University in Texas and a MSN with a concentration in Nursing Education from Framingham State University in Massachusetts. She is a certified pediatric hematology-oncology nurse practicing at Boston Children’s Hospital. Michelle has developed a strong passion for supporting and educating staff, patients and their families, and nursing students. Michelle’s research interests include nurses’ self-care, PTSD, and resiliency.

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