Cover image for article: How to Turn Around a Bad Nursing Shift

Bad days happen to all nurses. Sometimes, it seems like there are nothing but bad days, and that’s a sign that you are nearing the burnout stage. However, if you find yourself in the middle of “one of those days,” you can find ways to regain your pre-shift optimism. It isn’t easy to find a way to recover from a doctor berating you, a difficult code, or constant interruptions, but you can use some techniques to turn it around. You won’t be skipping down the hall, but at least you will be able to continue without the black specter of what happened earlier in the shift hanging over your head. Read more