Nursing Myths

The good, bad, and the ugly…

Nursing is a profession that has been around for a long time. That often means that there are certain things that are out there in the public (and in the profession of nursing too, really) eye that are untrue about nursing.

One myth that always comes to my mind when I think about things untrue about nursing is that stereotypical “risque nurse” Halloween costume we as nurses have grown to dislike, dare to say “hate”.

As nurses, we take our jobs seriously. A nursing career is a professional one- a job that we have studied long and hard for, spent countless hours, and even lost a bit of blood, sweat, and tears in.

Nursing is no joke. That is why we can feel upset, even offended, when certain nursing myths bubble up over time.

Today’s podcast will cover:
  • At least three nursing myths that are untrue to nursing,
  • Strategies for overcoming these nursing myths,
  • And a bit of conversation from nursing colleagues around the untruths of nursing.

Elizabeth Scala, MSN/MBA, RNAbout the Host: 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 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. 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.


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Elizabeth Scala, MSN/MBA, RN

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