New STTI book shares how to cope with high stress levels and avoid nurse burnout

Julie Adams, Director, Marketing and Communications
Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International

INDIANAPOLIS — Long hours, physical and mental exhaustion, and heavy workloads are some of the many reasons nurses become burnt out. To help increase the well-being of nurses and quality of patient care, experienced consultant and educator Suzanne Waddill-Goad, DNP, MBA, RN, CEN, is sharing her solutions to coping with the stressors that often lead to burnout in her new book, Nurse Burnout: Overcoming Stress in Nursing, published by the Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI). Waddill-Goad provides explanations of the causes of stress and burnout while sharing practical preventative strategies and solutions that can be incorporated into all nursing practices.

Waddill-Goad has experienced the stressful working environment of a nurse firsthand as well as the many camouflaged issues that arise over time, such as internal and external pressures and strains, working culture, stress, and fatigue. Her book is an invaluable resource that brings awareness to the many risks involved in health care environments and opens discussion on how to move the nursing profession forward. Waddill-Goad provides nurses with practical solutions and strategies for fresh thinking, ways to harness and manage overwhelming stress to prevent burnout, and methods for setting new priorities to help nurses care for themselves.

“The inherent chaos in organizations potentiates each nurse’s personal response to their environment,” Waddill-Goad said. “Adopting healthy coping behaviors are imperative for a successful practice and overall life satisfaction.”

The book is available at
Nurse Burnout: Overcoming Stress in Nursing
Suzanne Waddill-Goad, DNP, MBA, RN, CEN
Published by STTI, 2016
ISBN-13: 9781938835889
EPUB ISBN: 9781938835896
PDF ISBN: 9781938835902
MOBI ISBN: 9781938835919
Price: US $34.95
Trade paperback, 288
Trim size: 6 x 9
About the author
Suzanne Waddill-Goad, DNP, MBA, RN, CEN, is president and principal consultant of Suzanne M. Waddill-Goad & Company, Inc., and assistant professor for the College of Nursing at the University of Tennessee. Waddill-Goad’s consulting practice specializes in operational improvement and leadership development. During the last 13 years, she has assisted clients in multiple states to achieve operational improvements in leadership, quality, safety, regulatory compliance, risk reduction, finance, and customer service. She has demonstrated success in developing new programs and leading teams with innovative ideas to their intended targets. Before she became self-employed, she held positions in various healthcare settings as a respiratory therapy technician, medical records clerk, transcriptionist, staff nurse, charge nurse, nursing supervisor, director of quality improvement, clinical educator, operations improvement coordinator, and as a chief nursing officer/assistant administrator.
The Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI) is a nonprofit organization whose mission is advancing world health and celebrating nursing excellence in scholarship, leadership, and service. Founded in 1922, STTI has more than 135,000 active members in more than 90 countries. Members include practicing nurses, instructors, researchers, policymakers, entrepreneurs and others. STTI’s roughly 500 chapters are located at approximately 700 institutions of higher education throughout Armenia, Australia, Botswana, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, England, Ghana, Hong Kong, Japan, Kenya, Lebanon, Malawi, Mexico, the Netherlands, Pakistan, Portugal, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Swaziland, Sweden, Taiwan, Tanzania, Thailand, the United States, and Wales. More information about STTI can be found online at