Depending on what type of healthcare facility you work in, you may find yourself managing many patients at a time during your nursing shifts.

It’s important to stay organized and focused during those busy times. When you start your shift, plan out the priorities you need to accomplish. Writing them down can help guide you through your workday.

Keep in mind that nursing is such a dynamic job, so you never can be sure what may come your way during a shift. Be prepared for those unexpected interruptions that pop up.

Finally, it’s important to take a time out and take in a deep breath whenever you’re feeling overwhelmed. Don’t be afraid to ask for help from coworkers when needed.