Virtual Nurse Chats for Indiana Nurses

We understand the rapid pace and uncertain days our #IndianaNurses are facing during the COVID-19 pandemic. ISNA is hosting a virtual meet up to connect with RN peers across the state. Your health and well-being is our priority, and we are in this together. Please share this opportunity with your nursing friends and colleagues, then join us by call or camera. We’re looking forward to connecting with you!


Wednesday April 8th 8:00 - 9:00 PM

Registration Required for Participation


Saturday April 11th 10:00 - 11:00 AM

Registration Required for Participation


 Event information also is posted on the ISNA Facebook page.

ISNA NurseChat is intended for NURSES only. ISNA has the right to remove participants as necessary.




Six Tips for Nurses Coping with the COVID-19 Pandemic

Developed by Dr. Bernadette Melnyk and ANA Enterprise's Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation™

If you are feeling anxious and stressed about the COVID-19 pandemic, you are not alone – many nurses are experiencing higher than normal stress and anxiety levels right now. Here are six tips for coping with COVID-19. 

  1. Breathe deeply: Take five slow deep breaths right now and feel yourself calming down. See for tips on how to relieve stress through slow, deep breathing.
  2. Practice staying in the present moment: Worrying will not change or help the situation; be here now; stay mindful
  3. Use cognitive-behavioral skills: Remember, how you think affects how you feel and how you behave. If you are having a negative thought (e.g., "I might get the COVID-19 virus and get really sick."), change it to a positive (e.g., "I will stay healthy by taking good self-care and practicing good infection control practices."). Repeat these and other positive thinking statements several times a day (e.g., I'm too blessed to be stressed!).
  4. Read 3 to 5 minutes in a positive thinking book every day before starting work. Positivity will serve as a shield against stress and worry.
  5. Stay active: Physical activity can help relieve stress. Even daily short walks can help.
  6. Talk to someone: Tell a family member or friend how you are feeling. Get help if your stress and anxiety is interfering with your functioning.

We are all in this together!




"It is impossible to be all things to all people, nor can we be all places at once. We need great leaders so that we may focus on the job at hand and hope for providing safer nursing care in the future."
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