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I was burned-out and ready to leave healthcare.

Back in 2015, I was working on a busy, acute care floor as a registered nurse. I was a few years into nursing and started noticing some changes in my personal and professional life. I had always loved nursing and appreciated the fact I would care for patients when they needed it most. But then things began to change.

I began to:

  • Dread going to work.
  • Lack empathy and compassion for my patients.
  • Feel detached from my patients, my family, and even myself.
  • No longer feel excited about working as a nurse.
  • Feel mentally, emotionally, physically exhausted.
  • Contemplate if I should leave healthcare.

I was completely burned-out and I didn’t even know it.

Until one day I went for my “30 minute, uninterrupted lunch break” (which we all know hopefully happens sometime before 3:30pm). As I was warming up my food, I noticed an article on the table.

The article was about compassion fatigue in healthcare providers. I started reading the article.

I check marked every single sign and symptom of compassion fatigue.

It was then that I realized I was burned-out.

Once I was finally able to put a label on what I had been feeling, I worked to overcome that burnout.

Overtime I implemented the necessary to steps to conquer my burnout. I implemented self-care. I set personal and professional boundaries. I left the toxic work-environment. I focused more on my own health and wellness. I completed the necessary mindset shifts.

Eventually I overcame the burnout.

I then applied and made it through a family nurse practitioner program. I had found a renewed passion for healthcare and taking care of patients. I was excited about this new role and how I could better help patient.

And then the COVID-19 pandemic hit.

Nurse practitioners were burned-out before COVID-19, but the pandemic greatly increased the rate of nurse practitioner burnout.

I took some time and reflected on my own burnout journey. I remembered how I had felt and that I didn’t think I would ever overcome the burnout.

So I decided to create The Burned-out Nurse Practitioner.

I now help overwhelmed nurse practitioners create a better work-life balance and overcome the burnout. I offer online courses, coaching, and support. I write about tips I used to overcome burnout.

I created a The Burned-out Nurse Practitioner Facebook group of equally burned-out nurse practitioners, ready to support one another.

The Burned-out Nurse Practitioner’s online services

The Burned-out Nurse Practitioner’s blog page offers tips and tricks for creating a better work-life balance and overcoming nurse practitioner burnout.

Online courses include:

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Burnout Resolution for Nurse Practitioners

Learn to stop doubting yourself, control the crippling negative thoughts and feel confident as a nurse practitioner.

Schedule a call with a Burnout Recovery Coach!

Learn more at www.burnedoutnp.com

Join The Burned-out Nurse Practitioner Facebook Group for support from equally burned-out nurse practitioners!

And follow on Instagram @burnedoutnp

You don’t have to go through nurse practitioner burnout alone!

Erica D the NP is a family nurse practitioner and The Nurse Practitioner Charting Coach. Erica helps nurse practitioners STOP charting at home! Erica created The Nurse Practitioner Charting School to be the one stop for all documentation resources created specifically for nurse practitioners. Learn more at www.npchartingschool.com

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