Self-Care for Nurses

This course is designed for nurse clinicians that require clarification of self-care, as well as practical ways to successfully achieve it in today’s fast-paced world of healthcare settings. The purpose of this course is to provide nurses with a deeper understanding of self-care and ways to fulfill the personal and professional obligation of self-care. After taking this course, the learner should be able to adequately describe self-care, identify barriers and enablers of self-care, and identify techniques he or she may incorporate to improve overall wellbeing.


Upon completion of this course, the participant will be able to:

  1. Define self-care.
  2. Apply knowledge of policies, protocols, and practices in self-care.
  3. Use knowledge of the current state of self-care.
  4. Identify the barriers in self-care.
  5. Demonstrate an understanding of self-care strategies.
  6. Discuss the culture of self-care.


Chapter 1: Introduction Defining Self-Care

  • Policies, Protocols, and Practices
  • Current State of Self-Care

Chapter 2: Barriers to Self-Care

  • Lack of Resources
  • Lack of Time and Support
  • Cultural Differences

Chapter 3: Enablers of Self-Care Promotion

  • Self-Care Strategies
  • You Are Worth It
  • Support

Chapter 4: Changing the Culture of Self-Care

  • Collaboration
  • Compassion and Self-Care
  • Implementing Self-Care

Chapter 5: Conclusion

  • Case Scenarios
  • References
  • About the Author

Price: $10.00

Contact Hour: 1

Course Author

HTRSD is a provider of continuing education training focused on human trafficking and other social disparities for health care providers, as well as courses that address nurses' health and well-being and under-served topics in advanced critical care.

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