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Nurses Month 2023
Being a nurse requires consistently caring for others and paying close attention to the physical and mental state of patients. Selflessly showing up for others is an incredible task, but often, those closes to the health care system are at the highest risk of burnout.
The ANA and Capella University invite you to explore some non-traditional ways you can prioritize self-care this month (and every month) so that you can continue to make a difference.
SELF CARE TIP #1
Start with today
Don't overthink it. Self-care can start at any time, all it takes is a step in the right direction. Here are some self-care ideas to consider this week
SELF CARE TIP #2
Refocus on what's important
Personal growth and recentering on your values can be another way to care for yourself. Capella offers continuing education courses for credit—and at no cost for you. Capella's professional development webinars provide learning opportunities to help keep you at the top of your industry or help you focus on ways to rest and restore.
"Nurses - Take the time, every day, to care for yourself in the same way as you care for your patients. Take time to breath! Share time with friends! Enjoy a walk. Praise and complement yourself every day. You are awesome difference-makers!"
Lisa Kreeger, PhD, RN
Dean, School of Nursing and Health Sciences
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Practice self-care together
Self-care is more than what you can do for yourself. Get connected to your community for support or contact your employer and explore what resources are available to you. Check out the blogs below for a starting point on how community can be a catalyst for self-care.
- How Getting Out of Your Comfort Zone Benefits Health
A blog that explores how you can set goals and challenge yourself to be a better nurse and become a better you.
- Explore the Benefits of Nurse Mentorship
A blog about how nurse mentorship can build up your community and enhance your career.
- Check our Capella's Hope and Connection Self-Care Webinar Series
Join Capella faculty as they share how you can practice self-care in this online webinar series.
SELF CARE TIP #4
Invest in Yourself
As you take time to reflect, consider what's next and how your needs may change over time. No matter what your next step is, it shouldn't come at the cost of your physical or mental health. That’s why Capella University is reshaping higher education for nurses like you—so that you can pursue next steps in profession, with an education that works with you.
"Taking care of your health makes a big difference in the way that you provide care for others. I feared that going to a traditional school would not allow me to both maintain my health while progressing in my career. But finding FlexPath was like a breath of fresh air because I was able to do my studies from home and still obtain my degree."
Ayleen Voegele, BSN FlexPath alum