American Sentinel University Nurses Week Daily 10 Profiles Top 10 Tips for Balancing School and Family

– Assistant Dean of Undergraduate Nursing Programs for American Sentinel University Shares Tips for Balancing School and Family for Nurses Week 2016 –  

AURORA, Colo. – May 10, 2016 –  American Sentinel University’s Nurses Week Daily 10 profiles tips for balancing school and family for Nurses Week 2016.    

Dr. Karen Whitham, assistant dean of undergraduate nursing programs at American Sentinel, shares her top 10 tips for balancing school and family.

1. Be positive: see the opportunity and not the obstacle

2. Take care of yourself: eat well, sleep well, and exercise

3. Perfection? Let it go!: be okay with simply doing your best

4. Plan, plan, plan: use a calendar to keep track of important family, work, and school obligations

5. Just say NO: add “no” to your vocabulary – it’s okay to not be everything for everyone

6. Have a social life: keep family and friends close, they can be so helpful and supportive during your educational journey

7. Enjoy your downtime: when you do have downtime, enjoy it – don’t worry about the work that is in the future

8. Make time for family: your family can be your biggest advocate and will enjoy the process with you, but they have to be at the top of your list

9. Set goals: mark your graduation date on your calendar, and set small goals (so as not to become overwhelmed); all these small goals add up to big achievements

10.Reward yourself: when you finish a course or a particularly difficult assignment, congratulate yourself with a special reward.

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American Sentinel University delivers accredited online degree programs in nursing (BSN, MSN, and DNP) and healthcare management (MBA Healthcare, M.S. Information Systems Management, and M.S. Business Intelligence and Analytics). Its affordable, flexible bachelor’s and master’s nursing degree programs are accredited by the Commission for the Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), of One Dupont Circle, NW Suite 530, Washington, D.C., 20036. The DNP program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) of 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, Ga., 30326. The University is accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission, DEAC, 1101 17th Street NW, Suite 808, Washington, D.C. 20036, (202) 234-5100,

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