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Stress Within the Academic Workplace

Kenner, Carole A. PhD, RNC-NIC, FAAN; Pressler, Jana L. PhD, RN

doi: 10.1097/NNE.0000000000000028
Departments: Rx for Deans

Many new nursing leaders assuming deanships, assistant deanships, or interim deanships have limited education, experience, or background to prepare them to deal with workplace stress. To assist new deans and those aspiring to be deans, the authors of this department offer survival tips based on their personal experiences and insights. They address common issues such as time management, handling workplace bullying, and negotiating deadlines and assignments. The authors welcome counterpoint discussions with readers.

Author Affiliations: Former Dean, Professor (Dr Kenner), School of Nursing, Bouvé College of Health Sciences, Northeastern University, Boston, Massachusetts; Assistant Dean (Dr Pressler), College of Nursing, University of Nebraska, Lincoln.

The authors declare no conflicts of interest.

Correspondence: Dr Pressler, College of Nursing, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Lincoln, NE 68588 (

Accepted for publication: February 11, 2014

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