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Renew, Restore, Reconnect

Empowering Nurses through self-care

Rediscover Your Passion for Nursing

If the stress and emotional toll of nursing has dimmed the joy you once felt in your profession, you're not alone. This site provides a judgment-free zone for nurses to help each other rebuild resilience, reconnect with their calling, and reclaim their passion for caring for others.

Understanding Nurse Burnout

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Nurse burnout is the physical, mental, and emotional exhaustion nurses face from demanding work conditions like long hours, high stress, and insufficient staffing. Key factors include work overload, emotional demands, lack of autonomy, insufficient recognition, and a stressful work environment.

Burnout negatively impacts nurses' wellbeing and patient care. Consequences include absenteeism, turnover, nurses leaving the profession, medical errors, and reduced quality of care.

Preventing burnout requires healthcare organizations to prioritize nurse wellbeing. Strategies include ensuring adequate staffing, offering flexibility, empowering nurses, fostering teamwork, providing wellness programs, reducing burdens, and recognizing nursing contributions.

With proper understanding and support, nurse burnout can be reduced. Healthcare must collaborate with nurses to implement effective solutions. Engaged, empowered nurses are essential for quality patient care.

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Self-Care Strategies

Nurses experience immense stress and carry heavy emotional burdens in their daily work. Practicing regular self-care is essential for managing this stress so nurses can stay energized and avoid burnout.

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Here are some effective self-care strategies for nurses:

  • Set boundaries and learn to say no - Don't take on unnecessary extra shifts and overtime. Set limits with colleagues and managers.

  • Take breaks during shifts - Take a few minutes during the day for deep breathing, stretching, meditation, or enjoying a snack to re-center.

  • Establish a consistent self-care routine - Make time for healthy habits like exercise, nutritious meals, adequate sleep, and relaxing hobbies.

  • Practice mindfulness - Stay grounded in the present moment through mindful breathing, meditation, or yoga. This reduces anxiety.

  • Foster supportive relationships - Surround yourself with positive personal and professional relationships that uplift you.

  • Pursue professional development - Taking a meaningful class or seminar boosts skills and re-ignites passion for nursing.

  • Seek counseling if needed - For difficult trauma or grief, don't hesitate to seek therapy and gain emotional support.

With consistent self-care, nurses can reduce stress, gain perspective, increase job satisfaction, deliver better care, and avoid burnout.

Stories of Renewal

 I would recommend  Audrey Boyce  to anyone who is wanting to make a change in their life.

Doreen, 2018

I enjoyed working with Audrey as my coach, and she has made a real difference in my life. Being a single mom of 3 school age sons, I became imbalanced as I felt like I was operating on autopilot in almost a robotic zone trying to be the perfect mother while neglecting to care for myself in the process. With help from Audrey, I was able to focus on ways I can add relaxation in my life. Initially, I thought I did not have a minute to spare. However learning the different ways how I can use relaxing exercises did not take away time from my day but instead, I had more energy to complete the things I had to do. Audrey held me accountable for the things I had put into my action plan. It turned out my entire family has benefited from me having an integrative health coach.

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The main benefit from the coaching sessions is accountability.

Charcell, 2019

Knowing that someone is going to hold you accountable for your goals is important. The goal that I continue to work on is taking the time to rest my mind and body in stillness. I sleep better and my concentration is much improved as a result. I definitely would recommend this coaching service. I believe that everyone could benefit having a coach that is cheering you on and gently reminding you of what it is that you personally want to accomplish short and long term. Thanks, Audrey!

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 I  wanted to improve my health rather than start on a second pill...

Joy, 2019

Three months after being diagnosed with high blood pressure my doctor wanted to add a second blood pressure medication because my blood pressure was still elevated. I wanted to improve my health rather than start on a second pill so I contacted Audrey Boyce. She has been my coach for 4 months and I have been able to maintain my blood pressure within normal range by setting and following the goals I made for lifestyle changes. I am now exercising 3 days a week and have changed my diet to the DASH diet.

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Audrey Boyce

Audrey is the founder and CEO of Audrey Boyce LLC, Leadership and Wellness Coaching Services.  She is a Disc Personality Consultant with over 31 years of experience as a Registered Nurse.

Audrey has worked in various clinical settings caring for hundreds of patients in several specialty areas.  These include hospitals, Homecare, hospice, Senior Living Communities, and a Faith community serving as a Faith Community Nurse.

As a leadership Coach, Audrey works with Nursing and healthcare leaders to develop their leadership and communication skills to build strong and cohesive teams that can break through any barriers without getting burned out themselves while doing so.

Audrey brings her life story of receiving a dream while only a kid of becoming a nurse and the struggles and triumphs she has experienced through her life journey.

Her unique perspective combines coming from a poor country and experiencing the American dream and what can happen when we lose track of our purpose and true calling.

As a Speaker, Audrey has spoken on Nurses’ platforms, churches, Women’s retreats, Nursing colleges, and Senior living communities. 

Some of her speaking topics include.
1.  Called to greatness. 
2.  Built of broken pieces.
3.  Moving from burnout to breakthrough and abundance.
4.  You are needed. 

Audrey connects with her audience to add value and provide information to move beyond where they are to where they want to be.  She inspires and motivates her audience to reach their goals so that they can, in return, add value to others.

Audrey is available for speaking engagements, Wellness and Leadership coaching, and Nurse Support. 

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CCM Certified Case Manager

Duke Certified Integrative Health and Wellness Coach

BSN Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Brenau University

MSL Master of Science from Walden University

NBHWC National Board of Health and Wellness Coach


John Maxwell Team Certified 

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