Finding School Work-life Balance (LPN)

by Samantha Rhea, MSN, RN

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    00:01 Let's talk finding school-work-life balance.

    00:04 First of all, it's a myth, there is no such thing as perfect work-life balance.

    00:11 You will need to be intentional about choosing what you can do now and let go of perfectionism for this time.

    00:21 But you do need to start evaluating your life. Here's an example.

    00:25 Maybe you cooked most of the meals in your home which is great, but, while you're in school, occasionally, if your partner, your spouse or whoever is willing to do so, let them do this for you, ask for that help.

    00:39 Something as simple as groceries.

    00:41 If where you live allows it, do it online, save some time.

    00:46 And do you volunteer in certain places? Maybe it's your kid's school, maybe church.

    00:51 Not to say that this isn't a great thing, but for now, let go of your commitments that you can let go of.

    00:58 This may be difficult for many, but know that you can pick these commitments back up after nursing school.

    01:04 Or, if this is something that really fuels you as a person, and just renews your energy, maybe just limit your time.

    01:12 Just schedule it to fit when you can, Is the room perfectly clean? Of course not, but let it go.

    01:20 Be intentional about choosing what you can do now.

    01:23 And don't be afraid to ask for help.

    01:27 Sometimes, nursing school is hard and most students feel like quitting at some point and that's perfectly okay.

    01:35 Remembering why you want to be a nurse will help you push through these times.

    01:40 It doesn't matter what your why is, but you'll need something to help keep you motivated in nursing school when these rough times hit.

    01:49 So, find something visual that reminds you of your why and put it somewhere where you can see it every single day.

    01:57 Seems simple, but, really.

    01:59 Whatever gets you, an inspirational quote, a poster, a picture, to help you remember why you started this in the first place? Yes, it's frustrating, difficult at times.

    02:12 But remember why you do it, for you, for your family, because you want to affect change in nursing, you want a career.

    02:22 So do not lose sight on why you started.

    About the Lecture

    The lecture Finding School Work-life Balance (LPN) by Samantha Rhea, MSN, RN is from the course Life-balance while in LPN School.

    Included Quiz Questions

    1. Keeping a visual reminder nearby of why they chose to become a nurse
    2. Leaving the program temporarily to have a break
    3. Having a classmate write assignments for them
    4. Taking a week off classes to reconnect with friends

    Author of lecture Finding School Work-life Balance (LPN)

     Samantha Rhea, MSN, RN

    Samantha Rhea, MSN, RN

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