A mom, a wife, a FNP who is burned-out and ready to leave healthcare.

Because nurse practitioners like case studies so much, I decided to write one for you 😜.

Let’s meet Jen.

A wife, a mom, and a family nurse practitioner.

Jen has worked as a nurse practitioner for the past 6 years in family practice. Jen has noticed since the pandemic, she has started to feel burned-out. Jen is feeling emotionally, physically, mentally exhausted. She dreads going to work and loathes having to answer one more patient communication. 😬

With administrative changes and push to see more, sicker patients, she has gotten behind on her charting. Jen sees an average of 20 patients a day. She spends the entire nine hour day (what’s a lunch break anyways) seeing patients and managing the other tasks required as a nurse practitioner. Jen will spend approximately 2-3 hours a night (unpaid time-ouch!) finishing up charts and another 6 hours over the weekend just trying to stay caught up. Needless to say, Jen has over 60 open charts and is starting to receive the nasty “you have open charts so you won’t get a bonus” emails.

The nurse practitioner burnout and excessive charting is affecting Jen’s family. Her young children ask her why she has to work so much instead of playing with them. Her husband has always been supportive, but now is frustrated with the extra hours she is working (for no extra pay). Jen is an overwhelmed, burned-out, and ready-to-leave healthcare nurse practitioner. How can Jen overcome this burnout and change her charting so she can STOP charting at home?

Jen can change her charting and overcome nurse practitioner burnout by herself.

Yes, it is possible to change your charting by yourself. Take a look in The Burned-out Nurse Practitioner Facebook Group. There are multiple posts of nurse practitioners making small changes to their charting that make huge impacts. It is possible to change your charting yourself. That is why I write weekly blog posts showing you how!

But, if you have tried to change your charting with no improvements or you did well for a few weeks and then slid back to your old habits, you likely need more support.

Jen purchased The Nurse Practitioner Charting Course and discovered the shortcuts and tips, to overcome the physical and mental roadblocks. Jen better prioritized her time, so she has more of it. She did not need to quit her job or change the entire office culture. She was able to make small changes that lead to huge success. Over the span of about 4 weeks, Jen was able to stay on task during her clinic day. She is still working on leaving the office right at 5:00pm, but she was able to make the necessary changes to STOP charting at home. Jen now has her evenings and weekends to give her full attention to her family. She is less stressed and is again starting to love her work as a nurse practitioner. Jen is overcoming the burnout she thought would never end.

Jen took action by purchasing The Nurse Practitioner Charting Course and moved one step closer to her goal. Jen made the financial investment in herself- because she realized she is worth it! Jen was motivated after purchasing The Nurse Practitioner Charting Course. She knew she needed to hold herself accountable. Jen knew her kids and spouse were more important to her than her role as a nurse practitioner. She knew her family, nurse practitioner career, life depended on making a change- and sticking with it!

If you are like Jen and feeling THIS overwhelmed, burned-out, and behind on charting, it is more than just using templates or smart phrases. There is likely an underlying issue: imposter syndrome, fear, guilt, perfectionism, procrastination, lack of information, etc. that needs to be addressed. That is why I created The Nurse Practitioner Charting Course. To take a deep dive into the issues with charting and time management as nurse practitioners. To show you many possible ways to form the habits to get you to your goal. Yes, ultimately you are the one that has to put in the work. I will just show you how.

It is time to get your life back!

Learn more at The Nurse Practitioner Charting Course

P.S. Worried about the financial investment? 1. Ask your employer to cover the cost. 2. Ask yourself if more time with your family instead of charting at home is worth the money. 3. Once you have become efficient with your charting you can then work on maximizing RVUs= hello more $$$.

Erica D the NP is a family nurse practitioner and burnout coach. Erica created The Burned-out Nurse Practitioner to help overwhelmed APRNs create work-life balance, conquer burnout, and advocate for themselves. The Burned-out Nurse Practitioner offers online courses, coaching, and support. Learn more at www.burnedoutnp.com

For time management and charting tips, check out The Nurse Practitioner Charting School– The one stop for all documentation resources created specifically for nurse practitioners. Learn more at www.npchartingschool.com

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