PODCAST: Health-Care Student Burnout: Let’s Talk About It!

PODCAST: Health-Care Student Burnout: Let's Talk About It!

Healthcare Student Burnout Advice

Hello! Welcome to Feed That Nation!

My name is Natalie Nation. I am a grad student, future RD, educator, content creator, and mac and cheese expert. I love talking about college student issues to help college students to be more successful, confident, and happy with their college experience.

In this episode of Feed That Nation, I’m talking about Healthcare Student BURNOUT!

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Thanksgiving is upon us, and I thought this was the perfect time to drop this episode.

It is challenging to be a health-care student (or really, to be a student at all! But I’m talking specifics here). I’ve often felt as though student burnout is turned into a joke.

Every college student is stressed, right?

Every college student is exhausted, right?

Every college student hates their program, dreads their classes, regrets deciding to pursue their degree…right?


Though stress is inevitable, and a little stress can be a positive motivator, pretending that the misery that can come with feeling burned out is normal is a really quick way to feel alone and awful, awfully fast. Not to mention, it can mean ignoring symptoms of underlying mental health issues, which is never a good thing!

One of the first things, and I think the most important to acknowledge, whether its just to yourself, or to the people around you as well, is that studying a health-care profession is HARD WORK!

These programs are meant to be time-intensive and academically rigorous. It is not admitting defeat to admit that we are struggling in a program that is meant to challenge us.

I can’t wait to start this conversation! Let’s talk stress, burnout, health-care, and ways to help you rise out of the burnout and get back on track to actually enjoying your schooling.

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Minnesota-based grad student, future RD, educator, content creator, and mac and cheese expert! Natalie is currently a Masters of Public Health student and dietetic intern at the University of Minnesota, and is on-track to becoming a registered dietitian-nutritionist. She earned her bachelor's degree in Dietetics in 2019 from St. Catherine University.