Empowered Nurse, Enlightened Practice

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

*9.5 contact hours!

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.

Himalayan Institute, Honesdale, PA
September 9 – September 12, 2021

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:

  • Honor, 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 indoor and outdoor (weather permitting) workshops and activities including leisurely strolling on the grounds. There will also be free time to enjoy the tranquil surroundings or enjoy spa treatments.

For more than forty years the Himalayan Institute’s Retreat Center has been a gathering place for people seeking inspiration and aspiring to restore inner balance. You’ll spend time with me and other like-minded nurses at this peaceful campus, taking time out from habitual distractions and the bustle of everyday life.

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

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

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 the Himalayan Institute

The Retreat Center provides convenient guest amenities to make your stay even more comfortable and enjoyable. Treat yourself to a massage, meditate in our peaceful meditation shrine, or relax in one of the many attractive community spaces available on campus. Whether it’s shopping for a book, getting a good workout, or grabbing some chai tea and homemade cookies between lectures, you will find everything you need on-site. Also, the fully-equipped classrooms are available for personal practice when classes are not in session.

*All prevailing COVID precautions will be taken. 
We suggest booking your room as soon as possible, as there may be limited capacity due to ongoing pandemic restrictions. Check out the Himalayan Institute’s COVID-19 Updates.

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 the NJSNA for approval to award contact hours. The NJSNA is accredited as an approver of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. (See the FAQ page for full CE details)

I would be honored if you would join me!

– Donna