Empowered Nurse, Enlightened PracticeTM

A transformative conference and retreat for nurses at every stage of their careers


*9.5 contact hours!

Miraval Wellness Resort & Spa, Tucson, AZ
April 4 – April 7, 2019

Whether your passion for nursing is fired up or has fizzled out, Empowered Nurse, Enlightened Practice™ is for you! It has been created to empower, energize, and enlighten you for future success.

It is being offered in a setting that will provide an opportunity for individual disengagement (detaching from everyday work and life), relaxation, reassessment and planning, and recharging.

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“My passion for living and nursing is rekindled like never before. My heart is full. My cup runneth over.”  –Lisbeth Overton, Owner, Healthy Nurse by Design (Second-time attendee)

Workshop objectives:

  • miraval-2Honor, value and celebrate your career path and each other
  • Heal and renew the healer within
  • Build confidence and personal power
  • Become a catalyst for positive change in nursing

The conference will consist of morning workshops, led by me, and optional evening gatherings. There will also be plenty of free time to enjoy the tranquil surroundings.

You’ll spend time with me and other like-minded nurses at one of my favorite places in the world – Miraval Resort & Spa – a place of healing, peace, and beauty. You’ll be able to use Miraval’s Life In Balance Spa; attend Miraval signature offerings, classes, and workshops; and work one-on-one, if so desired, with Miraval experts.

“This conference exceeded my wildest expectations.” –Bridgett Chandler (first-time attendee)

“Always a life-altering event. Love magical Miraval!” –Vicki Tate (third-time attendee).


The Miraval experience, combined with our conference workshops, discussions, individual and group exercises, and sharing will surely give you more joy, confidence, focus, personal power, and clarity.

I’ve visited Miraval annually for the last sixteen years, and the experience has been transformative and life-changing. I want you to experience what I have. I will be your personal guide while there, helping you to make the most of your stay.



“Donna has brought Miraval and nurses together. What could be better?” –Ilana Farb (first-time attendee) 

Life changing is my word! This retreat has done so much more for me than I ever expected but I clearly needed this. I am forever changed and I thank you Donna Wilk Cardillo for welcoming me into your circle of amazing nurses.” –Anne Taylor (first-time attendee)

More about Miraval

miravalretreat1Read my review at Trip Advisor.

Oprah Winfrey has declared Miraval to be her favorite spa resort and shot two episodes of The Oprah Show there. See clips.

Miraval featured on The Ellen Show 12 Days of Giveaways. See the Clip.

Read Life In Balance online.


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And just in case you need reminding . . .

Nurses are a major part of the life-force on this planet. We are healers, teachers, and nurturers. We tend to the health and well-being of the planet whether at work or not. We are “on-duty” 24-7 regardless of where we work or if we even work at all. We bring light into dark places and give something of ourselves to everyone we come in contact with, even in casual encounters. We are wellness warriors.

Because we are usually focused on others, we sometimes devalue our contributions, lose sight of our sacred mission, and fail to honor our own well-being. Even if you are diligent about self-care and good at valuing your talents and contributions, it is still important to periodically step back and take time out for a tune-up of mind, body, spirit, and career.

*9.5 ANCC CE credits. This activity has been submitted to NJSNA for approval to award contact hours. New Jersey State Nurses Association is accredited as an approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission On Accreditation.

The time is Now. The place is Miraval. The focus is You.

I would be honored if you would join me!

– Donna