Nursing Education & Events

Self Care Mini Retreat: Be Here Now
Saturday, October 24 2020, 9:00am - 11:30am, Zoom,

Description: A self-care mini retreat especially crafted for nurses, by nurses. The objective will be to identify ways to cultivate resilience in nursing and practices of self-care. This will be a sacred space for nurses to gather together to explore and practice mindfulness, meditation, gratitude, self- compassion and other tools for cultivating resiliency and self-care. A component of the retreat will be a restorative yoga session under the direction of a licensed yoga instructor.

Nicole Johnson

Retreat Facilitator:  Nicole Johnson, RN, BSN, CCRN, is an ICU nurse at UW Medical Center and owner of Unwound Retreats. She will be joined by Desiree Wood, DNP and licensed yoga instructor. 

As an ICU nurse with over a decade of experience, Nicole became interested in nursing burnout and ways to keep nurses engaged and connected to their work. She created Unwound Retreats about 1.5 years ago with the intent of holding a space for nurses to come together, discuss  and practice ways to combat burnout and participate in self-care. She hosts retreats that promote positive emotions such as gratitude and mindfulness. Her retreats also include a component of yoga, breathwork or other healing modalities from a trained professional. Nicole draws from literature from The Greater Good Science Center of UC Berkeley and articles from AACN, as well as other resources.

Yoga Instructor: Desiree Wood, DNP, ARNP, AGPCNP-BC, CCRN is Nurse Practitioner working at the VA Puget Sound in the Medical/Cardiology ICU. In addition, she is currently a clinical faculty advisor for the Nurse Practitioner DNP program at the UW School of Nursing. Last August Dr. Wood was recognized as a TOP DOC by her colleagues in the Seattle Metropolitan Magazine.  She is passionate about teaching and learning about holistic health and is a certified yoga instructor. She recently completed a certificate in complimentary medicine through the University of Arizona. 

Who Should Participate: Registered Nurses. Due to limited capacity, we are unable to accommodate nursing students at this event.
Cost: $20 KCNA members/$40 nonmembers
Registration Deadline: October 20, 2020 or until full.  Capacity is limited to 30.
KCNA members get first chance to register through October 1, 2020. Thereafter, it is open to members and nonmembers. 
Participants will receive a Zoom link invitation prior to the event.

Upon evaluation submission, participants will receive a certificate of completion for 2.5 hours that meets the continuing competency requirement for license renewal in Washington State.

Be sure to wear layers and comfortable clothes. Have a yoga mat as well as blankets and pillows available for props for the restorative yoga session.

We invite you to have a hot beverage available along with paper/blank journal and pen/pencil to jot down notes with during the session.