Long hours, physical and mental exhaustion, and heavy workloads are some of the many reasons nurses become burnt out. To help increase the well-being of nurses and quality of patient care, experienced consultant and educator Suzanne Waddill-Goad, DNP, MBA, RN, CEN, is sharing her solutions to coping with the stressors that often lead to burnout in her new book, Nurse Burnout: Overcoming Stress in Nursing.
Dr. Waddill-Goad holds a Doctorate in Nursing Practice (DNP) with a specialty in executive leadership from American Sentinel University, a Masters degree in Business Administration (MBA) with a specialty in managerial leadership from City University of Seattle, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing (BSN) from the University of Colorado. She continues to maintain a clinical certification in Emergency Nursing (CEN).
The practice of nursing offers ample time during a lifelong career to learn new skills for advancement. Additionally, a variety of educational options exist for continual learning. Educational opportunities include both formal and informal course work. This array of choices is appealing to many choosing a first or alternate career. And the choice of a career in nursing often allows a planned or intentional approach to work-life balance.