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Profile

Toni Scott

Employee Information

Department(s)
Health Services, Student Support & Wellness
Title(s)
Director of Health Services

Contact Information

Email
(Primary)
School Phone
(415) 258-1950

Education & Achievements

Degree(s)
MSN, RN, Purdue University Global
Hatha Yoga Teacher Certification

Biography

At SD Since
2018
About

Toni Scott MSN, RN, CYT, received her Masters of Science in Nursing with a focus in Executive Leadership from Kaplan University and her Hatha Yoga Teacher certification from Temple of Kriya Yoga.

After several years of working as a travel nurse in top rated Newborn Intensive Care and Pediatric Emergency/Trauma units, Toni began to acknowledge the subtle unhealthy messages her mind, body, and spirit were sending. In search of stability, Toni took on a position at the University of Chicago Medical Center. In addition to working in the pediatric emergency room, Toni accepted the position of Nursing Practice Council Chair and contributed significantly to their journey of successfully obtaining Magnet Recognition. With her physical, emotional and mental health declining, Toni turned to yoga and meditation as a method to improve her wellbeing. After obtaining her yoga teaching certification, Toni left clinical nursing and founded Yogatones, where she began presenting wellbeing initiatives at nursing career fairs, nursing conferences, youth programs, and community health events. In 2010 Toni was honored by the Chicago Chapter of Black Nurses Association for her preventative wellness work in her community. She is the founder of Yogatones, a company that promotes health and wellbeing across the life expectancy, with a focus on nursing, youth, and community wellness. Toni also hosted a radio show, "Creating a Healthier Self," a weekly health and wellbeing program on Que4 AM Chicago talk radio. She sits on Kaplan University School of Nursing Advisory Board, and is a member of American Nurses Association (ANA). She is the Chair of ANA-Illinois Healthy Nurse Healthy Nation Grand Challenge, and a fellow with Alliance of Nurses for Healthy Environments. Toni is a avid cyclist and also a volunteer with Working in the Schools (WITS) serving as literacy mentor for students throughout Chicago. Ready for her next chapter, Toni joined San Domenico as Director of Health Servics where she will merge her background in nursing and education.

"My favorite part of being a member of the San Domenico community is working in such a positive community where we all share a common goal."

Awards

  • Chicago Black Nurses Association Honor for Community Wellness
  • University Illinois Chicago Power of Nursing Leadership Award

Professional Development

  • Creator of Five Minute Yoga Break
  • Creator - Let's Talk Yoga
  • American Nurses Association Healthy Nurse Healthy Nation Partner
  • Youth Yoga in School; Community Yoga in the Park

Publications and Presentations

  • Nurse.com Nurse Career Day; American Nurses Association IL Advance Nurse Practice Conference
  • 2016 Movement is Life Caucus
  • Chicago Black Women's Expo
  • American Holistic Nurses Association Annual Conference