How many signs and symptoms of nurse practitioner burnout do you have?
Nurse practitioner burnout is on a rise.
The past three years have been incredibility difficult and it seems like there is no end in sight. Nurse practitioner are facing more and more challenges in our work. Many nurse practitioners are experiencing a lack of work-life balance, nurse practitioner burnout, and are ready to leave healthcare.
As the creator of The Burned-out Nurse Practitioner, it is my mission to increase awareness and education on how to overcome nurse practitioner burnout.
I have seen so many nurse practitioners struggle with burnout. If not properly diagnosed and treated, the burnout can lead to physiological changes and have negative impact on our personal relationships.
That is why creating a better work-life balance and overcoming nurse practitioner burnout are so important.
I used to struggle with burnout.
I become burned-out in 2015 while working as a RN on a busy, acute care floor. I was taking care of everyone but myself.
I felt mentally, physically, emotionally exhausted. I dreaded going to work and became detached from my patients, my co-workers, my family, and even myself.
But at the time, I didn’t even know I was burned out. Until one day at work, I picked up an article in the breakroom. It read was an article about compassion fatigue.
As I began reading the article and check marked every single sign and symptom of compassion fatigue.
I realized I was completely burned-out and just about ready to leave healthcare.
I am now a family nurse practitioner working in primary care. I created The Burned-out Nurse Practitioner to help overwhelmed nurse practitioners create a better work-life balance and overcome the burnout, just like I did!
Signs and symptoms of nurse practitioner burnout
Signs and symptoms of nurse practitioner burnout can vary since each NP is unique and has their own personal experiences. But I have talked with enough burned-out nurse practitioners to find some common signs and symptoms of nurse practitioner burnout.
How many of these signs and symptoms of nurse practitioner burnout do you have?
- Mental, physical, emotional exhaustion
- Mental- foggy, poor clinical judgement, decreased productivity
- Physical factors- sleep, headaches, chronic disease, fatigue
- Emotional- anxiety, depression, chronic stress
- Detachment from work/loved ones/your own life
- Feeling numb
- Loss of motivation/passion
- Lack of purpose
- Impatient/irritable with others
- Anxious and worrisome thoughts
- Negative/limiting beliefs
- Imposter syndrome
- Difficulty processing trauma/difficult work experiences
What other signs and symptoms of nurse practitioner burnout would you add to the list?
Resources for overcoming nurse practitioner burnout
First off, if you are experiencing nurse practitioner burnout, I want you to know you not alone in the burnout. So many nurse practitioners and healthcare providers are experiencing burnout and questioning if they should leave their careers. You are not alone in this!
I created The Burned-out Nurse Practitioner to help overwhelmed NPs create a better work-life balance and overcome nurse practitioner burnout. I have created a variety of resources and support for nurse practitioners.
- Join The Burned-out Nurse Practitioner’s Facebook Group to find support from equally burned-out nurse practitioners.
- Check out Burnout Resolution for Nurse Practitioners– an online course created to teach nurse practitioners the framework and mindset shifts to help them create a better work life balance and overcome nurse practitioner burnout.
- Discover The Burned-out Nurse Practitioner’s blog page with helpful articles on the challenges we face as nurse practitioners, burnout, imposter syndrome, contract negotiation, and much more!
- Look into The Nurse Practitioner Charting School– the one stop for all documentation needs created specifically for nurse practitioners (lots of time management and charting tips, smart phrases, etc.).
- Check out The Burned-out Nurse Practitioner on Facebook or @burnedoutnp on Instagram.
I hope you took some time to review these signs and symptoms of nurse practitioner burnout.
If you are struggling with burnout, don’t wait till your last option is to completely leave healthcare.
Now is the time to create a better work-life balance.
Now is the time to overcome the nurse practitioner burnout.
Now is the time to get your life back!
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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