How to Fit in the Art of Nursing

by | Nov 13, 2015 | 10 comments

Many of us go into the nursing profession to provide care and healing to the patients we take care of. While the science of nursing is moving full speed ahead, at times the overwhelming of competing priorities we have to take care of as nurse professionals leave us little to no time to spend with our patients.

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Today’s video blog has a tip from a fellow nurse who participates in the Art of Nursing Facebook Community. Here what she has to say:

What about this tip can you start working on today? What do you already do to build these components of the art of nursing into your nursing career? Let’s hear from you; leave a comment or question below. Thanks for watching!

Elizabeth Scala, MSN/MBA, RN; Founder of Nursing from WithinAbout the Author: As a keynote speaker, bestselling author and virtual conference host, Elizabeth partners with hospitals, organizations, associations, and nursing groups to help transform the field of nursing from the inside out. As the bestselling author of ‘Nursing from Within‘, 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.


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  1. Beth Boynton

    I applaud your work inviting the Art of Nursing into to our practice. It is IMHO crucial to every outcome! I love the nurse’s idea for pain management in your video. Partly b/c it is a great idea and empowers patients to help themselves and utilizes holistic methods in conjunction with pharmaceutical interventions and also b/c s/he was realistic that it would take 3-5 min. A little time, yes. AND I bet it will save time in the long run.

    • Elizabeth

      Thanks, Beth!

  2. April

    Yes, yes, yes! A 3-5 minute non-pharmacological intervention. It takes that much time to go get the medication from the med room and to scan, prep, and administer it. I find these things are very helpful for those patients with chronic aches and pains and fir those who are hesitant to utilize narcotics. Thanks for sharing!

    • Elizabeth

      You are so right, April. It takes just as long… if not longer… to get the pain med to the patient. And who’s to say it will even work? Thank you for bringing that aspect to the discussion. I appreciate your feedback and am glad you see benefit to using complementary modalities.

  3. Dl James

    Nice! Your personality shines through your videos. This post makes me realize that there were sooo many times I blended art & science at the bedside and didn’t even know it. ☺

    • Elizabeth

      Thanks Debra! Love to hear that feedback. And that you are doing it in action!!

  4. maureenpowers

    In my integrative nurse coach training we coined the term laser coaching which is when we take 3-5 minutes to focus on a challenge the patient brings up, asking powerful questions and listening intently.

    • Elizabeth

      Oh, love this Maureen! Great example of another powerful way to connect. And yes, when we focus in such a way- we can make a great impact if even for that short amount of time. Thank you for sharing this with us!

  5. Shannon Schueler

    Thanks for reading my facebook post on your blog! What a nice surprise. I hope the scalp massage idea is helping nurses and patients everywhere.

    Also – I am so happy that you are here to help keep nurses like me motivated to bring holistic care to our patients.

    Grateful for your work.

    • Elizabeth

      You are very welcome, Shannon. It is a great idea and I was so glad you shared it with the group. So much so, I wanted even more nurses to know about it and hence the video/blog. Thanks for doing what you do and bringing holism to patient care.



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