ElizabethScala1 BSN, MSN

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ElizabethScala1 is a BSN, MSN and specializes in psychiatry, community health, wellness.

As a keynote speaker, bestselling author and Nurse's Week program host, Elizabeth partners with hospitals, organizations, associations, and nursing groups to help transform the field of nursing from the inside out. In her bestselling book, ‘Nursing from Within‘, Elizabeth supports nurses to make those inner shifts that are required to more fully enjoy our nursing careers.

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  1. Nursing can be difficult work. It's hard on the body, draining on emotions, and can be tiring to the soul. And still- we LOVE it! I'd imagine you would agree- we love being a nurse, but our joy of nursing can wax and wane, depending on our current ca...
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    Get the Nursing Career You Crave

    Nurses enter the profession for a variety of reasons with the most common being a desire to help people. Another might include a nurse relative extolling the positive aspects of a nursing career: good wages, steady job, autonomy in most aspects of th...
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    5 Tips to Handle Stressful Times as a Nurse

    Great question. So, you can delegate what is appropriate to unlicensed professional staff. For example, asking them to help a patient get out of bed. Or taking a blood pressure reading. It does depend on where you work and what people are able to do ...
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    5 Tips to Handle Stressful Times as a Nurse

    I totally agree. These are great points. Work is work and there will be stress. Although, it should not be so stressful that it is unbearable. And good to hear that you have experienced both the pros and cons when it comes to coworkers. These ex...
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    5 Tips to Handle Stressful Times as a Nurse

    Great one, I love this technique!
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    5 Tips to Handle Stressful Times as a Nurse

    Awesome additional strategies, thank you for sharing!
  7. We already know that caring for patients comes with a tremendous amount of stress. Nurses are regularly charged to be the calm face in the room with patients, family members, and even doctors. Who among us hasn't had to remain steady and focused when...
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    Five Nursing Myths... Untruths Disproved

    Thank you for your comments. The point I was making was that nurses do SO MUCH MORE than the tasks that the general public or those not associated with nursing know about. When a person who is unfamiliar with nursing hears the term "nurse" they think...
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    Five Nursing Myths... Untruths Disproved

    Awesome! Way to hear of all of the variety you experienced. Thanks for reading and sharing!!
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    Five Nursing Myths... Untruths Disproved

    Awesome, thanks for sharing that you do have a variety in your role as an APRN! And yes... This is definitely one of the BEST perks of being a nurse. So much opportunity! Thanks for reading.
  11. It is hard to believe that is has been two years since the 2015 Miss America scandal. If you are a nurse, you know the one. Daytime television hosts from the show, 'The View', mocked Miss Colorado and the fact that she was wearing a stethoscope on st...
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    5 Tips to Halt Nurse Burnout in Its Tracks

    Great point!! Thanks for adding this to the discussion.
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    5 Tips to Halt Nurse Burnout in Its Tracks

    Sure, normal stress reactions are just that... normal stress. However, when you get beyond what is normal (like a downward spiral into a quicksand type feeling of not getting out of it), then we are in trouble. There is "normal" stress. And there is ...
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    5 Tips to Halt Nurse Burnout in Its Tracks

    Glad to hear that it helped a lot!! What would you like to be doing next in nursing?
  15. As nurses, we know that nurse burnout pervades the profession. Insufficient staffing, long work hours, phone calls to come in to work on your days off, and a growing nursing shortage all contribute to nurse burnout. Sounds ominus, doesn't it? So give...