Nurses Share Their Wellness Tips for Burnout Prevention

May 23, 2024
a woman joyfully sitting in a chair

We asked three recent Walden University nursing graduates how they deal with the pressures of the profession.  

“Chronic workplace stress that has not been successfully managed.” That’s how the World Health Organization defines burnout. According to a 2023 study in Nursing Reports, 91.1% of nurses experienced high levels of burnout.

So, how are nurses coping? Here, nurses who celebrated earning bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees at Walden University’s 70th commencement share what works for them.

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Release Those Endorphins and Let Go of Stress

Te’Ona Williams, MSN ’23, completed the Family Nurse Practitioner track to earn her Master of Science in Nursing. Walden’s online format fit her busy schedule as a wife and mother working full-time in surgical services for the Veterans Administration.

Te'Ona Williams on video
Nurse burnout is real, and every nurse … goes through nurse burnout.

Dance Your Stress Away

Dr. April Ames-Chase, PhD in Nursing ’23, is a behavioral health nurse helping patients in mental health crises and teaching crisis intervention to staff. She served in the U.S. Air Force and is a veteran of Desert Storm and Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Dr. April Ames-Chase on video
Find something that you enjoy and to stick with it.

Care is Key for Nurse Managers

Ashley Ramirez, BSN ’23, moves fast but makes time for her team. She completed her RN-to-BSN program in five months through Walden’s competency-based Tempo Learning format. She is already back at Walden working on a Master of Science in Nursing (Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner track).

Ashley Ramirez on video
We have to care about each other.

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