There are many resources to learn more about self-care for nurses.  Here are a few to start with.


Website of Universities and Associations Supporting Self-Care

American Holistic Nurses Association

University of Minnesota Center for Spirituality and Healing

The Ohio State University Center for Integrative Health and Wellness

Brown University Contemplative Studies Initiative

Watson Caring Sciences Institute

Kent State University College of Nursing Interprofessional Institute for Self-Care

Nursing Theory

Reflections on Nursing Leadership- Sigma Theta Tau


Assessment Tools for Self-Care

Mental Well-being Scale

Professional Quality of Life Scale


Books for Health Care/Educational Professionals

Richards, K., Sheen, E., Mazzer, M. C. ( 2014).  Self-Care and YOU.  Nursing Knowledge Center, American Nurses Association.

Dossey B. and Keegan, L; Barre, Helming, Shields, Avino (Eds). (2015). Holistic Nursing: A Handbook for Practice (7th ed). Burlington, MA.  Jones and Bartlett Learning.

Kreitzer, M. J.  and Koithan, M. (Eds), (2014). Integrative Nursing. New York: Oxford University Press.

Shapiro and Carlson. (2009).  The Art and Science of Mindfulness: Integrating Mindfulness into Psychology and the Helping Professions.