Burnout is much more than feeling tired as a nurse. It is an emotional, mental, and physical reaction to stress. The demands of the nursing profession can pile up on you rapidly, and you can quickly feel unappreciated and overworked. You might also be experiencing the following: • Dread going to work • Mentally check…

I just passed the six-month mark at work: half a year at my first full-time nursing job! It seems to have flown by, and yet the learning curve I have experienced seems exponential. For my first few months, I felt exhausted every night from being a sponge all day long: constantly soaking up information. It…