Self-care for nurses is vital to maintaining optimal health, which is a necessary component of safe patient care delivery.
The nursing profession is one of the most trusted and ethical professions. In fact, the nursing profession has been ranked as the top most trusted profession for the last twenty years in a row in a Gallup poll. Nurses have a long history of caring for patients, and often choose the profession out of the desire to help others. But, do nurses apply that same level of care to themselves? Studies have shown that may not always be the case.
Upon completion of the course, the learner will be able to:
- Define self-care and the 8 key concept areas of self-care
- Discuss the importance of self-care and its role in the nursing profession
- Explore the benefits of self-care
- Assess strategies to increase participation in self-care
This educational activity was developed for nurses and healthcare professionals.
This is a microlearning course. Microlearning is an approach to learning new information in small segments of 3-15 minutes in length. This course is mobile-friendly!
There is no CE associated with this course. A certificate of completion is awarded, but no contact hours are awarded. If you are interested in earning CE, navigate to and complete the full version of this course.
This course was written by Brenda Kozak, MSN, RN, CNE.
Brenda is a certified nurse educator with 18 years of clinical experience and has her Master’s degree in Nursing Education.