Nursing Goals: Steps to Healthy Nurse Success

by | Mar 20, 2017 | 2 comments

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 this nurse by asking what was one action step she could take THIS week to move her closer to reaching her goal of self-care.

Watch this video to learn how to have success both in your nursing career and your own self-care. Here’s to healthy nurse success!

What would you add to this video’s tip? How do you ensure that you set and reach goals with success? Share a comment below. And thanks for watching!

p1050390About the Author: Keynote speaker and virtual conference host, 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 program, The Art of Nursing, Elizabeth supports nursing organizations in celebrating and recognizing their staff in a meaningful way. 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 playful pit bull.


  1. Michelle Staton Briley

    Thank you, Elizabeth, for this wonderful advice. I wish I had had this advice years ago. Am now limited in nursing due to back injury and denied disability 3 times. My specialty was as an OR RN. Am still very active in my professional organization and coordinating yearly seminars with national speakers. I keep applying for jobs, have few interviews. With my skills, knowledge, and leadership training, I don’t know what is holding me back from a job.

    • Elizabeth

      Hi Michelle, Thanks for coming by and taking the time to watch the video. I am glad that you enjoyed it and I appreciate your comments. Nursing is a tough profession, for sure. Physically demanding and emotionally exhausting, at times. Keep staying focused on what you DO want in a job and the right one will come. It may take time, and patients certainly is something we all struggle with. You can always think about joining the Your Next Shift Facebook Community (, where we support each other in career shifts. Enjoy the weekend, Elizabeth


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