Nursing Hot Topic – In the Eye of the Storm: Self-Care Strategies



12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

How do you care for yourself when you are in the vortex of a pandemic?  When the world is spinning out of control how do you care for yourself? Too often, self-care is sacrificed during these turbulent times when actually self-care is crucial during these times. Self-care does not have to be one more thing to put on your to-do list.


At the end of this session, participants will be able to:

  • Explain the connection between resilience and self-care.
  • List self-care strategies to foster resilience.
  • Adopt a plan for Integrating self-care into daily activities.

1.0 CE Available

Presented by: Melinda Earle, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, FACHE

Melinda Earle, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, FACHE is the Program Director for the Systems Leadership Doctor of Nursing Practice Program at Rush University College of Nursing. She also holds an Assistant Professor appointment College of Health Sciences (Health Systems Management) at Rush University. Until 2015, she served as Associate Vice President, Hospital Affairs and Director, Rush Children’s Hospital at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, IL.   Dr. Earle has held leadership positions at several Chicago area hospitals and academic medical centers. In addition to hospital operations, she held service line administration positions in cardiovascular, oncology, and women’s and children’s services for over 20 years. Dr. Earle managed a national healthcare consultant practice for several years assisting clients with strategic planning and service line development. She has published and presented nationally and internationally on these areas of expertise. Dr. Earle is a Diploma graduate of Ravenswood Hospital School of Nursing and earned her B.S.N. from University of Illinois at Chicago, her M.S. in Nursing Administration from North Park University, and her Doctor of Nursing Practice from Rush University. Dr. Earle is a 2013 Robert Wood Johnson Executive Nurse Fellow. She is a Past President of the Illinois Organization of Nurse Leaders and the National Association for Women’s Health. Dr. Earle is the Chair of the Board of Directors of Heartland Alliance Health. She is also a member of ACHE, AONL, IONL, CHEF, and Sigma Theta Tau-Gamma Phi.