We have prepared this Self-Care for New and Student Nurses Instructor's Guide to assist you in class preparation and to offer our thoughts and experience in teaching much of this material. The instructor's guide content parallels the activities in the Self-Care for New and Student Nurses workbook, providing you with a menu of classroom activities and assignments. That said, we encourage you to rely on your own experience, creativity, and local resources to make this course as valuable as possible to your students.
Depending on the year or level of student, some topics may merit more focus than others. For example, fourth-year BSN students might want to take a deep dive into Chapter 17, "Healthy Work Environment: How to Choose One for Your First Job." If, by some chance, you are teaching in the middle of a global pandemic, you may want to spend more time with Chapter 10, "Self-Care and Systemic Change: What You Need to Know." We hope that in every chapter you will share your expertise, experiences, and wisdom with your students. Most of all, we hope you enjoy the self-care discovery process together and that your study of self-care is valuable for student and teacher alike.