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Providing Nurses The Tools To Decrease Burnout


Nursing School

Recognizing Stress Awareness Month

We know that excessive burnout is leading nurses to leave the nursing profession. Arizona College of nursing believes in order to reduce burnout we need to teach students self-care techniques in school before they join the profession. Giving them the tools early to succeed in the real world will decrease the incidents of burnout.

In the curriculum many instructors will incorporate self-care techniques

  1. Meditation
  2. Yoga
  3. Self-talk
  4. Nutrition
  5. Confidence building exercises

We also have an Intrusive Advising Program that proactively reaches out to students with the goal of developing a caring relationship that leads to increased academic motivation and outcomes. Each of our campuses has a student success counselor that coaches students that are facing challenges and provides outside resources if needed.

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Developing A Caring Relationship With Our Intrusive Advising Program

We also have an Intrusive Advising Program that proactively reaches out to students with the goal of developing a caring relationship that leads to increased academic motivation and outcomes. Each of our campuses has a student success counselor that coaches students that are facing challenges and provides outside resources if needed.

Available SME’s

Trisha A. Butler MBA, BSN, BA, RN, CNOR, COI, is a professor teaching at Arizona College of Nursing in Las Vegas.  Trisha is also the BSN curriculum chair and the tranquility and wellness committee chair for Arizona College of Nursing.  Prior to coming to AZC, she spent over three years as the educator in surgical services at Sunrise Hospital and Sunrise Children’s Hospital.  Trisha has a CNOR certification which is the gold standard for perioperative nurses denoting competency in providing care for patients before, during, and after surgery.  She has over nine years of perioperative nursing experience.

Her passion is getting students to the highest standards of nursing through interactive learning that promotes critical thinking and confidence.  Trisha, earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Doane College, her Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from Creighton University and her Master of Business Administration with a concentration in Healthcare Administration from Bellevue University.

Trisha’s best availability is Monday, Thursdays and Fridays. She is an RN and has experience in a high-burnout sector of nursing. She can represent the Vegas campus and would be the best expert to represent the College, especially, about burnout. She is very motivational and would excel in any interview.

Tracey Robinson, M.A., LPC, is the national counselor mentor for Arizona College of Nursing. In that capacity, she mentors, trains and promotes best practices for the success coaches at the College.  With a rich background in higher education, she also teaches at the Phoenix campus where she incorporates self-care techniques like stretch, breathing and yoga in her instruction. Tracie is a strong advocate of using art therapy to tap into the mind and body connection, helping to reduce stress and anxiety.

Tracy is available from 12-9 every day. She could speak on behalf of the Phoenix campus or the College. She would be the best fit to discuss art therapy. She is in the Phoenix campus, but if we want a change of scenery, maybe we can stage an art therapy session at the Tempe or Tucson campus.  She can also talk about self-care techniques, stress awareness and intrusive advising.

Haley Haas is a campus counselor for the Tucson AZ campus. In that capacity she manages a caseload of students as part of the Intrusive Advising (Success Coaching) program. She is passionate about teaching students the importance of self-care and time management. She also teaches Psychology 101 at the college. Hailey is an experienced counselor with a background in human and child development, recovery, and developmental disabilities. She holds a Master of Science in mental health and wellness from Grand Canyon University.

 Haley is available most days. She could speak on behalf of the Tucson campus and holistically about self-care techniques, stress awareness and intrusive advising.