Nursing News: Nurse Mentoring and Stress Reduction Programs Help with Work Life Balance

Written by LeAnn Thieman, CSP, April 30th, 2012

To maintain new nurse graduates, many hospitals are implementing nurse mentoring programs, pairing new nurses with senior nurses. This has resulted in helping the new nurses cope with work life balance issues that face many healthcare workers.nurse mentor

The goal of the program is to provide a new nurse with a mentor who serves as an active listener, providing support, enthusiasm, and nurturing in a nontraditional learning environment. Many hospitals report that nearly all of the nurse participants remained at the facility – great news for nurse retention!

Another success is the development of a program for nurses affected by the daily stresses on the job. Programs teach nurses how to recognize stressors, decrease, and cope with them. Nurses who have participated in these programs report decreases in stress and fatigue, fewer aches and pains, and overall better work life balance.

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