The Standards of Care in a Nurse’s Self-Care

This course will provide participants with considerations and guidelines that will help them in finding a healthy work-life balance. This comprehensive course can be utilized for nurses throughout all healthcare settings and experience levels as the self-care considerations in this course apply for all. Within this course, the participant will review the basics of stress management, explore common health problems that affect nurses, learn ways to implement healthy daily habits, discover techniques to create positive perceptions of self and profession, examine ways to identify and dismantle workplace bullying, and gain an understanding of key strategies to prevent workplace incivility and violence.

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​Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  1. Discuss the basics of stress management.
  2. Identify common health problems that affect nurses.
  3. Discuss ways to implement healthy daily habits.
  4. Describe techniques to create positive perceptions of self and profession.
  5. Explain ways to identify and dismantle workplace bullying.
  6. Discuss key strategies to prevent workplace incivility and prevent violence.


Chapter 1: Basics of Stress Management

  • Review of Stress and the Human Stress Response
  • Negative Effects of Stress on the Body
  • Basic Techniques for Stress Management
Chapter 2: Common Health Problems that Affect Nurses
  • Statistical Review: Nursing-Specific Health Problems
  • Identifying ways to Prevent Nursing-Specific Health Problems
Chapter 3: Improving Daily Habits via The Nursing Process
  • Self-Care Assessment
  • Identifying Deficits in Self-Care Habits: Nursing Diagnosis
  • Creating a Self-Care Plan
  • Implementing Strategies for Healthy Daily Routines
  • Journaling as a Tool in Evaluating Self-Care Outcomes 
Chapter 4: Creating Positive Perceptions of Self and Profession
  • Understanding Human Perception: Negativity Bias
  • Restructuring the Way You Think 
  • Daily Mantras and Meditations that Help to Manifest Positivity
Chapter 5: Dismantling Workplace Bullying
  • How to Identify Bullying Behaviors
  • Appropriately Responding to Bullying Behaviors
Chapter 6: Addressing and Preventing Workplace Incivility and Violence
  • How to Identify Potential Threats of Workplace Incivility and Violence
  • Appropriately Responding to Workplace Incivility and Prevent Violence
Chapter 7: References
  • California Bill 241
  • Implicit Bias in Healthcare
  • What is Implicit Bias?
  • Implications of Implicit Bias in Healthcare
  • How to Reduce Implicit Bias

Price: $12.00

Contact Hour: 1

Course Author

Damion Keith Jenkins

 Damion Jenkins, RN, MSN is the founder and CEO of a nursing education and consultation company - The Nurse Speak, LLC., where he specializes in the delivery of individualized tutoring, mentoring and consultation services for students, new graduate nurses, and healthcare facilities. Damion is also an adjunct nursing professor, an experienced travel nurse, and an active nurse blogger. 

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