Vitamins for Nurturing the Nursing Soul

Author(s): Kathleen Vollman

Contact Hours 1.25

CERP C 1.25

Expires Oct 15, 2026

Topics: Moral Distress, Well-Being

Role: Staff, Manager

Member: Free
NonMember: $10.00

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Activity Summary

Required reading for all learners: Implicit Bias impacts patient outcomes

Only when nurses’ needs are adequately addressed are they able to help the patient and their families while keeping their nursing soul intact. The rate of burnout and moral distress is high among critical care nurses and a contributing factor to exiting the profession. This foundational session covers the essential knowledge, skills and behaviors (vitamins A through E) necessary for you to nourish and support yourself as a nurse and an individual to promote a long and successful career.


  • Discuss challenges to the nursing soul as they relate to job satisfaction and retention.
  • Identify and analyze the critical vitamins (behaviors and skills) that help us thrive personally and professionally.
  • Devise a personal vitamin recipe for growth to assist you in making a change in your work or personal life.

Continuing Education Disclosure Statement

Successful Completion

Learners must attend/view/read the entire activity, read Implicit Bias impacts patient outcomes, and complete the associated evaluation to be awarded the contact hours or CERP. No partial credit will be awarded.


The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider number CEP 1036, for 1.25 contact hours.

Accreditation refers to recognition of continuing education only and does not imply AACN, ANCC, or CBRN approval or endorsement of any commercial products discussed or displayed in conjunction with this educational activity.


Any relevant relationship between an ineligible company and an individual with the ability to influence clinical content will be identified by the Nurse Planner within the activity. Any relevant relationship between an ineligible company and an individual with the ability to influence clinical content has been mitigated.

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