It is now more important than ever to decompress and feel the support of those around you. This page is dedicated to giving nurses a break from the rigors of the job during this time of heightened stress, workload and anxiety.

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An Ode to NSNU Nurses

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Tips for Dealing with COVID-19 Anxiety

Prioritize your self care routine

Avoid excessive consumption of the media

Focus on things you can control, like handwashing and social distancing

Talk to friends and family on calls and texts

Eat well, stay hydrated and get enough sleep

Practice meditation

Distract yourself with games, books and movies

Notice your feelings and written them down

Exercise to get out of your head

Keep busy doing things you enjoy, like music, crafts, or learning

"Nurses - one of the few blessings of being ill." – Sara Moss-Wolfe


video chat

Keep in Touch

It is important during this time that we keep in touch with our loved ones. For those who crave face-to-face interaction, here are a few free video chatting services for you to use.


Zoom How-To

Facebook Messenger

Messenger How-To

FaceTime (Apple Only)

FaceTime How-To

“Most of us have far more courage than we ever dreamed we possessed” – Dale Carnegie

“Self-compassion is simply giving the same kindness to ourselves that we would give to others.” – Christopher Germer

"There is no medicine like hope, no incentive so great, and no tonic so powerful as expectation of something better tomorrow." - Orison Swett Marden


Stream new releases

Rather than delay new releases, production companies have teamed up with streaming services to release new movies to the public. Use your existing accounts to rent 2020 films, including Onward, The Invisible Man and Emma on Amazon and Apple, or Frozen 2 on Disney+.

Check out this list for more films you can screen from home.


Read free e-Books

E-book website Scribd is offering 30 days of free access during this period of self-isolation. Their website includes a wide array of books, magazines and audiobooks for all audiences. Visit this website and settle in for a good read.


“Keep your face always toward the sunshine – and shadows will fall behind you.” – Walt Whitman

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