OSU and Trusted Health: Wellness Partner Program
We’re excited to announce a brand new initiative in partnership with The Ohio State University College of Nursing: The Wellness Partner Program! What is the Wellness Partner Program (WPP)? It’s a four-to-eight week summer program open to only 200 nurses.
These 200 nurses will be paired with APRN candidates at OSU's College of Nursing. You will meet with your trainer once per week to make sure you’re on track with hitting your goals and digging deeper into the area in which you’d like to improve.
It’s designed to help you build new skills as well as build onto the ones you already possess. Each of the skills you’ll be learning will fall into one following four pillars:
You will work with a trainer to set goals around dealing with mental stress, compassion fatigue, caregiver guilt, COVID-19-specific stressors, and any other mental or emotional challenges you’d like to face. This will be done using cognitive behavioral techniques, mindfulness, and coaching strategies.
Since mental and physical health are intrinsically linked, it’s important that we address both sides of this wellness coin. Since working as a nurse rarely allows for a fixed schedule, your trainer will guide you toward a physical regimen that works for you; using everything from yoga to cardio-specific routine to improve your physical wellbeing.
Nurses have long believed that their constantly shifting schedules leave very little, if any, choice when it comes to meals and healthful nutrition. You and your trainer will discuss how to optimize your food to work for you, carve out available time for meals, and appropriately fuel your body both at and away from work.
One of the biggest pain points for all of us, especially nurses: getting enough sleep. This especially the case when it comes to not just the number of hours you sleep, but also the quality of those hours. You and your trainer will work together to help you build strategies around setting sleep goals and making them happen (this includes working through insomnia and even nightmares).
The program will begin on June 22nd, 2020, and while the initial class is only open to 200 nurses, we're still taking applications for nurses for entry into the Fall program; all you need to do is apply!
Your particular program schedule will be dictated and modified to fit your scheduling needs. In order to apply and gain entrance into the program, you must commit to at least four weeks of participation (but you will be able to schedule up to eight weeks of meetings).
Week One will take place between June 22-26, 2020. During this time, you will:
- Match with your APRN trainer
- Discuss your challenge or focus areas (it’s ok if you’re not sure what you need to build on just yet)
- Agree upon weekly goals
- Agree upon a weekly calendar
Weeks Two - Four will take place between June 29 - August 3, 2020. During this portion of the program, you will:
- Commit to weekly, hour-long sessions with your trainer
- Maintain additional check-in communication via calls and text messages (at your request)
- And note that all sessions and communications will be strictly confidential
Who Are Your Trainers?
All trainers are nurses themselves; they are qualified Advanced Practice Nursing Graduate Students who have specifically applied to lead this program.
Tuition & Application Process
Trusted Health has secured 200 seats in the WPP. We are offering these seats exclusively to our community completely free! All you have to do is fill out an application to be considered for selection (but remember, you must commit to at least four weeks of interactions to be accepted). We hope to see you there!