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Nurses want work-life balance

Written by LeAnn Thieman, CSP, January 21st, 2009

According to the Herman Trend Alert, healthcare workers, particularly young ones, are redefining their ideas of “career success.” They value life-work balance. I love doing recruitment events. Hospitals invite local nurses and senior nursing students to a lovely dinner, often off campus to entice people to come. Wine and chocolate fountains flow and nurses feel special. I do my Chicken Soup for the Nurse’s Soul keynote, reminding nurses to care for themselves as attentively as they do others, and I give them simple tools to balance their lives physically, mentally and spiritually every day. While I’m humbled to say that they love me J and my message, what they really love is the hospital that brought me there. I am proof that they “walk their talk.” They really will allow the nurse to balance work and family.

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