Elizabeth Scala

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Keynote speaker and bestselling author, Elizabeth Scala MSN/MBA, RN, partners with hospitals, nursing schools, and nurse associations to transform the field of nursing from the inside out. As the host of the Nurse’s Week ‘Art of Nursing’ program, Elizabeth guides nurses and nursing students to a change in perspective, helping them make the inner shift needed to better maneuver the sometimes challenging realities of being a caregiver.Elizabeth received her dual master’s degree from Johns Hopkins University. She is also a certified coach and Reiki Master Teacher. Elizabeth lives in Maryland with her supportive husband and a playful pit bull.

Busy with Your Nursing Career? 3 Strategies for Work-Life Balance

Nursing is certainly one of the busiest professions. Not only do we work our own shifts, often we are asked to cover for our colleagues. Making shift switches, working overtime and coming in for on-call can add to the time you spend on the job. How can a busy nurse have a life when constantly at work?

Work Life Balance Strategies for NursesMany nurses may want to run for the hills when they hear the term ‘work life balance’. Before you stop reading this post, I do want to put you at ease. Balance certainly is something we may never fully achieve. And guess what? That is OK, even normal. In reality, balance is something we are continuously working to maintain. Continue reading

No Time? 4 Tips to Manage Your Day

Time Management Tips for Busy NursesThese days nurses work at an extremely fast pace. During most shifts, it feels as though we don’t even have any time to sit down… let alone take a break to eat lunch!

Nursing leadership wants us to participate in shared governance, conduct nursing research and continue with professional development. But how can we do this when we’re faced with so many competing priorities at work. How can we better manage our day so that we have time for our patient care (and ourselves)? Continue reading

Thrive in Nursing: 6 Tips for Happiness in the Workplace

THRIVE in Nursing: 6 Tips for Happiness in the Workplace


Healthcare is ever-changing. There are policies to review, electronic systems to learn and patients to keep up with. Add to this fast pace of nursing, the diverse personalities we find ourselves working with, a nurse’s job can be challenging (to say the least).

As a nurse practitioner, you work with a wide array of professions and interact with individuals on many levels of the career spectrum. A difficult co-worker, disgruntled family member or even an irate patient can muddle up the work day. So what can we do about it? Continue reading