Night shift RNs and rotating shift RNs are at greater risk for acquiring health disorders and providing insufficient patient care as a result of chronic exposure to shift-work stressors. Stress, either physiological or biological, is a response to a stressor and is the body’s method of reacting.  The body’s biological and biochemical responses to stress, overtime, can lead to injury and illness.  Not only does stress lead to poor nutritional choices, these poor food choices actually increase stress levels. While often times the stressors of nursing shifts are unchangeable, nourishing food can be used to combat the negative effects on the body and help to avoid any long-term consequences.

Contact hours available: 0.73

To earn contact hours, learners must complete the online coursework and submit an evaluation.

There are no conflicts of interest for any planner or presenter of this activity.

Expiration date: 12/31/2021

Montana Nurses Association is accredited with distinction as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

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Jaime J. Larese, MS RDN LN

Jaime currently serves as the Wellness Promotion Developer and Educator for St. Peter’s Health. As a Registered Dietitian and Corporate Wellness expert, Jaime has spent the last decade focusing efforts on wellness from a holistic perspective. Jaime uses her knowledge of nutrition, exercise, stress management and clinical wellness to help her community strive for better health. Jaime’s mission is to educate and promote wellness so that people can feel good in all aspects of their life. Jaime spends her free time loving the outdoors, cozying up to a variety of good books and cuddling with her two pups.