7 Wellness Activities to Promote Nurse Self-Care

 In Nurses Weekly

More than 80% of nurse respondents said they suffered from significant stress, according to an American Nurses Association survey.

You often work overtime and skip breaks, in part due to nationwide nursing shortages, and you may forget to take care of yourself in the process.

To combat the problem, some employers are implementing worksite wellness programs, which have been shown to increase nurses’ job satisfaction and retention.

For example, a New Jersey health system rewards employees for obtaining their biometric data, filling out an online assessment for health risks and visiting a physician at least once a year. The health system offers health coaching for employees with concerning results.

Here are six other wellness activities hospitals around the nation are implementing to boost nurses’ well-being:

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