Why Is Nursing Time Management Hard?

Time management is one of the hardest parts of the job of the nurse. There is always more to do, and never enough time. Setting priorities, not losing sight of the big picture, multi-tasking (especially while juggling interruptions), and delegating are essential skills, subtle and complex, acquired only with years of experience. Here are some of the issues I’ve confronted in my own practice. Can you handle it all? Of course! You’re a nurse! Time management is what we do. But nobody says it’s easy.


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