Calai Elumalai

Contributing Faculty
College of Nursing
Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)

Dr. Calaiselvy Elumalai (Dr. Calai) is a highly innovative healthcare executive, and an educator. Calai has a high degree knowledge of direct patient care, nursing education, nursing leadership and management, nursing procedures, healthcare administration policies, and the joint commission standards. Calai has demonstrated the ability to fuse business savvy, strategic thinking, deep nursing and bed-side expertise, effective employee advocacy, and commitment to compassionate, innovative, and high-quality care. Calai has completed her doctoral degree in nursing practice, and has been teaching nursing since 2012. As well she has completed her Masters in nursing and Masters in health administration in 2009. Currently Calai is employed as a Senior Director of Nursing in a 329 bed acute hospital in Nevada; she is a self-directed professional with superior problem solving, communication, and leadership skills. Calai is so passionate about creating exceptional work environments for her employees, students, and distinctive experiences for patients. Calai strongly believes in student-centered classroom and she possess strong leadership and communication skills and has an outstanding theoretical and clinical knowledge. Calai is married and has two kids, with a wonderful husband who is her backbone in her life.

Courses Taught





Public Service

HAPU- Hospital acquired pressure ulcer prevention committee, Board Member - LAS VEGAS

Length of Stay (LOS) committee, Board Member - LAS VEGAS

Hospital Readmission Committee, Committee Member - LAS VEGAS

Nurse Retention committee, Committee Member - LAS VEGAS

Fall Prevention Committee, Member - LAS VEGAS

Awards / Honors

Best employee certificate from the Senator, , 2015

Best nurse leader in Nevada awarded by INA, International Nurses Association, 2016

Nurse of the Dime award., , 2009


Elumalai, C. (2011). Fall Prevention on an Orthopedic Unit.

Elumalai, C. (2016). SBAR as Communication tool for Orthopedic Nurses at the End-of-Shift Report.