While it’s no surprise nurses who work long shifts appreciate their schedules, there are challenges. Studies show a great satisfaction with schedules, but nurses also acknowledge working long hours is associated with more burnout, greater intent to leave positions and decreased patient satisfaction. Abandoning 12-hour shifts would be difficult as nurses covet their schedules, but using increased exercise/movement can assist in many areas – including better sleep. Maintaining a better life-work balance is the key to staying healthy – both mentally and physically. Learn more about simple lifestyle changes and strategies, both at work and out of work, to increase movement and increase quality sleep to prevent burnout.

Contact hours available: 0.75

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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Facilitated by:

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.