Stress Management Tools to Place in Your Nursing Toolbox

Stress Management Tools to Place in Your Nursing Toolbox

Identification: MSNJ2210
Issue: May-June 2022
Volume: Vol. 31/No. 3
Credits (Post Test and/or Evaluation Required)
Available until 06/30/2024
  • 1.30 - CH


Learning Outcome:
After completing this education activity, the learner will be able to identify one tool to decrease anxiety and stress.

Contact hours available until 6/30/2024.

Requirements for Successful Completion:
Complete the learning activity in its entirety and complete the online nursing continuing professional development evaluation. You will be able to print your NCPD certificate at any time after you complete the evaluation.

Disclosure of relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies (planners, faculty/speakers, reviewers, authors):

The author(s), editor, editorial committee, content reviewers, and education director reported no actual or potential conflict of interest in relation to this nursing continuing professional development article.

Commercial Support:
No commercial support or sponsorship declared.

Accreditation Statement:
This education activity is jointly provided by Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. (AJJ) and the Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses (AMSN).

Anthony J Jannetti, Inc. is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the California Board of Registered Nurses, Provider Number CEP 5387.

This article was reviewed and formatted for contact hour credit by Michele Boyd, MSN, RN, NPD-BC, AMSN Education Director.


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Stress Management Tools to Place in Your Nursing Toolbox

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Beverley Spalding
6/29/22 1:09 pm

Very useful article at this time when stress levels are so high all around.

Amy Palombini
7/18/22 1:43 pm

Great information here! Stress, burnout, and compassion fatigue are plaguing healthcare workers as collateral damage from the pandemic. We must work to cure ourselves!

Stephen Jaglowitz
8/21/22 9:15 pm

When I took nursing boards thirty years ago we were encouraged to employ a "thirty second vacation'" imagery when overwhelmed by a question. I have used it since then and shared it with colleagues and students. The deep relaxation breathing accompanied a relaxing mental trip to the beach or a quiet forest. The mantra seems to add the icing to a two layer cake in this article. This is a perfect trifecta to share with my students.

Sandra Slonosky
8/22/22 11:02 am

Nursing has certainly been stressful these last couple of years. This article had some very useful advice.

Lucille Carmeli Lorea
9/2/22 4:42 pm


Felicia Lopes
9/30/22 1:42 pm

This article is great! Stress management tools assist the nurse when working in these units that require so much from the nurse.

Tamera Hussey
11/13/22 8:24 pm

Useful article . 41 years of nursing. Today's nursing is a very stressful career. I plan to put these in my tool box for stress relief

Van Bellew
2/15/23 1:19 am

Stress techniques are meant for the acute incidents. There are chronic causes that should be looked at that stress techniques cannot fix, it only allows the moment to pass so nurses can continue to do their work in healing others.

Danielle Joslin
3/16/23 8:56 pm

great article. I will share with my colleagues!

Debra Mack
5/28/23 6:59 am

I love this article. Since covid, I have noticed a change in attitudes among nurses and physicians alike. I think those of us who worked during the height of the covid outbreak carry residual stress still. I know I snap quicker, I enjoy my job less and I am just treading water until I can retire. I previously found joy in my profession and my patients. I could come to work having started the day off wrong and helping my patients lifted my spirits. I came to dread coming to work but I am working on regaining my balance again. These techniques are useful and I have currently been using them to help me restore my balance and find enjoyment in my profession again. Hopefully others that are not dealing with stress well to utilize these techniques.

Maria Libano
6/9/23 6:50 pm

Excellent methods to relieve stress and anxiety.