Burnout Prevention Tips for RN to BSN Students

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For registered nurses looking to further their skills and career, the online RN to BSN degree from Grand Canyon University (GCU) offers a convenient option. The baccalaureate degree in nursing, master’s degree in nursing and Doctor of Nursing Practice at GCU are accredited programs. For more information on the accreditation of nursing programs and other university licensures, please visit our University Accreditation and Regulations page. GCU’s College of Nursing and Health Care Professions is also approved by the Arizona State Board of Nursing

Nursing is a demanding profession, and if you’re planning to work and further your education at the same time, having strategies in place for preventing physical, mental and emotional exhaustion is crucial. If you’re enrolled or interested in enrolling in this online program, then read on for tips on avoiding burnout while earning your BSN.

Pencil in Downtime

Managing family, work and your education is not a simple undertaking, and you may feel inclined to fill every hour of your week with productive tasks. While planning out your to-dos is important for managing your time wisely, remember that having time for yourself is key to avoiding burnout. For this reason, consider setting aside one day a week or a specific time each day for you to relax and unwind.

Learn Study Techniques

If it has been some time since you became a registered nurse, then you may have concerns about participating in formal education again while simultaneously balancing your career and home life. If so, then you may benefit from taking some time to learn what study techniques are most effective, which can help you make the most of the time that you put toward your education.

Ask for Help

Having a support network in place while pursuing your BSN degree can be essential for protecting yourself from the symptoms of burnout. Know what friends and family members you can rely on when you need emotional, spiritual or mental support, and have a system in place so you can ask for help and delegate tasks when necessary.

Grand Canyon University’s online* RN to BSN program is designed with the working RN in mind. To discover more about this degree, please visit the College of Nursing and Health Professions or use the Request More Information button on this page.

*100% online classes; (clinical, practicum and immersion hours completed locally).

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