Elizabeth Scala

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As a Nurse, What Achievement Are You Most Proud Of?

Nursing Achievements Nursing can be a very challenging profession to work in. I often hear from nurses who are contemplating or on the verge of quitting nursing altogether. Gosh, with the staffing ratios, workplace violence, nurse burnout, and so much more... it...

Stress, Stigma, and Burnout in Nursing

As a nurse, have you experienced the stress and stigma related to burnout in nursing? A few months ago, I wrote a blog post entitled “The Way We Think About Nurse Burnout is Broken”. I went on to list ten ways that burnout is approached in a broken way. One of the...

Help! I Am Sick of My Nursing Career…

Sick of your nursing career? We may all find ourselves in a career rut from time-to-time. Maybe we are bored at our current job. Or we are frustrated with our work load so we dread going into work. What can we do? Today's video will teach you about nursing career...

Top 5 Skills Every Nurse Should Develop Quickly

What are the top five skills that every nurse should develop? Nope! Not those. I imagine many of you reading automatically think about the clinical skills it takes to become a professional nurse. While clinical skills are important, they vary from specialty to...

Why Don’t We Think (Or Talk) About Nurse Burnout?

Nurse burnout is not discussed. There, I said it. A bit of personal experience related to this- I asked my virtual assistant (VA) to perform a search. As a nurse blogger, I want to be sure that my blog is getting found and read by nurses and nursing students. So, I...

Nursing Goals: Steps to Healthy Nurse Success

A while back in the Your Next Shift Facebook community, a nurse shared her weekly goal. She said that when she started in on her next nursing schedule, she would begin to cut back on her hours at work. Good goal, but vague. And likely far off in time... I challenged...

5 Myths about Nursing

Nursing Myths Since the profession has basically been around since the beginning of time, there are many myths about nursing.  Before we get into some of them- really fun myths, I might add- I had to look up the definition, for myself so that I could really understand...

The Alchemy of Self Care

Guest Post by Padma Dyvine One day a friend of mine used the word alchemy and I was catapulted into contemplating the topic and its reality in life today. The feelings and concepts of mystery and transformation tickled my senses, stimulated my imagination and...

5 Tools that will Save Every Nurse Time

When a nurse signs up for my e-zine, they get asked a quick question. “What is the number one thing getting in the way of your nursing career?” Nine out of ten people response: “No time.” Nurses have a ton to do at work. Whether they practice in the hospital setting...

The Way We Think About Nurse Burnout is Broken

The Way We Think About Nurse Burnout is Broken. There are several things wrong with the way we think about nurse burnout. This is troubling for several reasons. If we do not have a clear understanding about burnout, then we cannot help nurses who may be suffering from...

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Elizabeth Scala, MSN/MBA, RN

“I’m a Nurse, but I’m Not Sure I LOVE Nursing Anymore! Can You Help Me?”

 

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