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Dr. Elaine Scott (RN, BSN, MSN, PhD)

  • Associate Professor
  • Director of the East Carolina Center for Nursing Leadership
  • Graduate
  • Office: 3138 Health Sciences Building
  • Phone: 744-6383
  • Email:

Research Interests

New Graduate Nurses, Leadership, Facilitation, Polarity Management, Administrative Philosophy, Mentoring

Courses Taught

Term Course Course Title Sec CH Enroll Session Campus PTR



2013/Spring NURS6983 ADM & ORG THEO & ETHI 601

2012/Fall NURS9000 DISSERTATION 005 12 3




Recent Publications

Proceedings & Abstracts (within last 10 years):

  • Scott, E.S. & Hofler, L. (2013). "Implementation of Synergetic Leadership." 45th Annual AONE Conference, Denver, CO.
  • Scott, E.S. & Yoder-Wise, P. & Cherry, B. (2013). Setting the Leadership Research Agenda in Nursing: CGEAN's Perspective.  AACN Master's Education Annual Conference, Orlando, FL.
  • Scott, E. S. & Miles, J. (2013).  "A Model of Leadership Development in Nursing."  22nd Annual Collaborative Nursing Research Day, Greenville, NC.
  • Scott, E. S., & Lake, D. (2009). "Partners in Rural Nursing." 18th Annual Collaborative Nursing Research Day.
  • Scott, E. S., & Swanson, M. (2007). "ADN Nurse Leaders: Architects or Draftsmen." International Nursing Administration Research Conference (INARC)
  • Scott, E. S. (2006). "The Transition of New Graduate Nurses into the Workplace." 15th Annual Collaborative Research Day, 2006
  • Scott, E. S., Engelke, M., & Swanson, M. (2005). "New Graduate Transition into the Workplace." 38th Biennial Sigma Theta Tau International Conference.
  • Scott, E. S. (2004). "Leadership Characteristics in Baccalaureate Nursing Students." 13th Annual Collaborative Research Day, East Carolina School of Nursing, Greenville, NC.

Journal Articles (within last 10 years):

  • Scott, E.S. & Miles, J. (2013). Advancing leadership capacity in nursing. Nursing Administration Quarterly, 37(1), 77-82.
  • Scott, E.S. & Yoder-Wise, P.S. (2013). Increasing the intensity of nursing leadership: Graduate preparation for nurse leaders.  Journal of Nursing Administration, 43(1), 1-3.
  • Scott, E. S. & Brinson, H. (2011). Escalating the pathway from the associate's degree in nursing to the bachelor of science in nursing and/or the master of science in nursing: What is standing in the way?  NC Medical Journal, 72(4), 300-303.
  • Scott, E.S. (2011). Educational preparation to strengthen nursing leadership. NC Medical Journal, 72(4), 296-299.
  • Pokorny, M., Scott, E. S., Rose, M. A., Baker, G., & Swanson, M. (2009). Challenges in caring for morbidly obese patients. Home Health Care Nurse. 27: 43-52.
  • Scott, E. S., & Smith, S. (2008). Group Mentoring: A Transition-to-Work Strategy. Journal of Nursing Staff Development.
  • Scott, E. S., Engelke, M. K., & Swanson, M. (2008). New Graduate Transitioning: Necessary or Nice? Applied Nursing Research.
  • Scott, E. S., & Craig, J. (2008). Analysis of ANA's Draft Scope and Standards of Practice for Nurse Administrators. Journal of Nursing Administration. 38:
  • Scott, E. S., & Cleary, B. (2008). Letter to the Editor: Response to AACN commentary.Nursing Outlook. 56:
  • Scott, E. S. (2007). Emotional Intelligence: What it is and how to get it. American Nurse Today. (in press).
  • Scott, E. S., & Cleary, B. L. (2007). Professional Polarities in Nursing. Nursing Outlook. 55:
  • Scott, E. S. (2007). Nursing Administration Graduate Programs in the United States. Journal of Nursing Administration. 37:
  • Scott, E. S. (2005). Peer-to-Peer Mentoring: Teaching Collegiality. Nurse Educator. 30: 52-56.
  • Scott, E. S. (2005). Teaching New Graduate Nurses the Tricks of the Trade. Tar Heel Nurse.
  • Scott, E. S. (2004). Leading Across the Gaps: The Clinical Specialist as a Bridge to Evidence-Based Practice. Online.

Books & Book Chapters (within last 10 years):

  • Scott, E.S. (2013). Leading Change in Leading and Managing in Nursing, 6th Edition (in press).
  • Scott, E. S. (2009). Conflict and Polarity in Nursing. In Current Issues in Nursing 8th Edition.