Nurses Month is approaching rapidly now. The tradition of Nurses Day (May 6) and Nurses Week (May 6-12) has expanded into a month-long celebration during the pandemic and it seems to be sticking. The official American Nurses Association theme for 2023 is You Make a Difference. There will be weekly focus areas during the May celebration of nurses. The focus areas are: May 1-7 : Self-Care May 8-14: Recognition May 15-21: Professional Development May 22-31: Community Engagement Download your own copy of the ANA assets, templates and plans for Nurses Month 2023 to use in your own Nurses Month celebration. Recognition is Priceless Recognition is one of the focuses for…
The Art of Delegation in Nursing
Have you learned the art of delegation in nursing? Or are you quickly burning out and constantly staying late to chart and complete tasks because you feel it’s faster and easier if you do it all yourself? Delegation is an art and a science. You need to understand how and when to do it, but sometimes it’s essential and you need to practice before it gets that desperate. Admittedly, most nurses are overachievers and asking for help can be perceived as a weakness or even a failure. You might also feel like you’ve not met your goals, or lived up to your ideal of perfect if you ask someone to…
Setting Intentions for Self-Care in 2023
Typically, the end of the year or the first couple of weeks of the new year are times when people think about new year’s resolutions. It’s a time for letting go of the past and planning new goals and focus on the blank slate. It’s a time for renewal and reflection. A time to begin new and rediscover yourself. Sadly however, many of those great resolutions fall by the wayside in the first few weeks and are just a reminder of things gone bad, or inability to focus. Instead of being renewal and positive experiences, they become cumbersome and distracting and focus on failures and lack of successor follow through.…
Happy New Year 2023
Happy New Year 2023! Ring out the old. Discard the bad and unnecessary from the past. Open the door to new experiences, challenges and successes! Drink in all the new energy and recharge. There is lots to do in 2023!
Wishing everyone happy holidays– whatever you celebrate! Please stay SAFE! Drive and travel safe! Stay well. There is a Tripledemic ongoing. Take necessary precautions. Soups and liquids and lots of rest. Handwashing!!! And dispose of tissues quickly and safely. Wear a mask if it’s called for! Be well and enjoy your time with loved ones. Make memories and share your wishes and dreams.