Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, nurses and other healthcare professionals have had to deal with unprecedented levels of stress. That’s why self-care for nurses is more important now than ever. As a nursing professional, it’s essential to find ways to manage stress and care for your own physical and mental health—in addition to caring for patients. To help you out, we’ve put together a list of six self-care resources for nurses.
Free self-care resources offered by Elite Learning
Nurse Resilience in the Age of COVID-19 (free with code RESILIENCE100)
What does it take to be a resilient nurse and human being when the winds of adversity are blowing? This recorded webinar dives in deep to help you discover the keys to building resilience in the interest of your own well-being and survival.
Stress and Self-Care for Nurses in the Time of COVID-19 (free with code STRESS200)
In this recorded webinar, you’ll get the chance to learn about the connections between stress and health, assess stress in your own life, as well as learn, practice, and apply stress management strategies.
Easing COVID-19 Stress Through Yoga’s Breath and Body Connection (free with code YOGA100)
This webinar session will teach you tried-and-true techniques for focusing the mind, empowering the body, and soothing the spirit through the ancient practice of yoga.
More self-care tips and tools for nurses
In this article from Becker’s Hospital Review, over two dozen nurses share advice on how they handle stress and protect themselves against burnout during this unprecedented public health crisis.
On this web page provided by the American Psychiatric Nurses Association, you’ll find tips for managing your stress, information on coping with moral distress, warning signs of excessive stress, and more.
Visit ANA Enterprise’s Well-Being Initiative site for a variety of helpful tools and apps designed to support your well-being, such as the Moodfit and Happy apps, a narrative writing program, a stress self-assessment, and other resources.