The George Washington University (GW) School of Nursing has launched a new student support system that will help students develop strategies to physically and emotionally care for themselves while learning to care for others. Faculty in the GW nursing school saw a need for additional resources to help students balance the stress of academics, personal life, and the stress of clinical experiences, prompting the creation of the new wellness program.

The Professional Well-Being Initiative launched this fall with a series of nine seminars on mental health and stress management to take place over the course of the academic year. Future nurses in the program will learn how to cope with the emotional and physical strains of the profession. The program is designed to help students develop the knowledge and skills needed to proactively cope with stress and adversity.

Pamela Jeffries, Dean of the GW School of Nursing, tells The GW Hatchet, “Nursing students complete a rigorous curriculum that may be difficult for some students to cope with. Through the initiative, students learn to manage the many tasks and deadlines of our program, then carry that knowledge and awareness with them beyond their students and into professional practice.”

Several seminars have already taken place this semester on topics including mindfulness and self care, balancing multiple tasks, and grit and resilience. Students who complete at least six of the nine sessions offered will receive a notation of their transcript verifying that they have completed the program.

To learn more about GW Nursing’s new student wellness program, visit here.

Christina Morgan

Christina Morgan

Assistant Editor at Daily Nurse
Christina Morgan is the Assistant Editor for
Christina Morgan

More Nursing News

  • Nine students from the University at Buffalo (UB) School of Nursing traveled 5,000 miles to the Greek Island of Lesvos to volunteer in a Greek refugee camp before returning to campus for the first week of classes. The nursing students were also joined by UB faculty and dental students to…

  • Nursing students receive many opportunities to practice the skills and knowledge they learn from textbooks and classroom courses, but simulations that realistically depict simulations they’ll encounter as working nurses is vital in preparing future nurses. At Bethel University, nursing simulations are an essential part of the undergraduate curriculum. Paige Goenner,…

Fast Facts for the Student Nurse

Nursing Student Success in a Nutshell

This Fast Facts guide for students in diploma, AD, BSN, and RN-BSN level programs features the information that nursing students really need to know in order to achieve excellence up to and beyond the NCLEX.


Order Now

You have Successfully Subscribed!

2018 Is the Year to Advance Your Nursing Career

Access the Nursing Career Resource Center to explore nursing conferences, the latest jobs, and career podcasts to advance your career in 2018.

You have Successfully Subscribed!

Share This