Susan Luck, RN, BS, MA, HNC, CCN, HWNC-BCbBarbara Dossey, PhD, RN, AHN-BC, FAAN, HWNC-BCy Susan Luck, RN, BS, MA, HNC, CCN, HWNC-BC and Barbara Dossey, PhD, RN, AHN-BC, FAAN, HWNC-BC 

Working on the front lines of patient care, nurses play a vital role in helping realize the objectives set forth in the 2010 Affordable Care Act, legislation that represents the broadest health care overhaul since the 1965 creation of the Medicare and Medicaid programs. With both urgency and opportunity for transforming healthcare and patient care, new models are emerging within the nursing profession that will impact health and well being on a large scale. With an emphasis on wellness and health promotion, prevention and disease management, lifestyle choices and behaviors, nurses are implementing innovative approaches to personalized care in diverse settings including comm

by Susan Luck, RN, BS, MA, HNC, CCN, HWNC-BC and Barbara Dossey, PhD, RN, AHN-BC, FAAN, HWNC-BC

“No amount of medical knowledge will lessen the accountability for nurses to do what nurses do, that is, manage the environment to promote positive life processes.”
Florence Nightingale, Notes on Nursing, 1859

Working on the front lines of patient care, nurses play a vital role in helping realize the objectives set forth in the 2010 Affordable Care Act, legislation that represents the broadest health care overhaul since the 1965 creation of the Medicare and Medicaid programs. 

With both urgency and opportunity for transforming healthcare and patient care, new models are emerging within the nursing profession that will impact health and well being on a large scale. With an emphasis on wellness and health promotion, prevention and disease management, lifestyle choices and behaviors, nurses are implementing innovative approaches to personalized care in diverse settings including community health, home care, transition care, hospitals, industry, and in the private sector. 

Building on the 2010 Institute of Medicine’s Report on The Future of Nursing, a recent 2013 update by the IOM concludes that the nursing profession with approximately 3.4 million licensed nurses in the United States, is the largest segment of the nation’s health care workforce and “nurses are well- positioned to lead change and advance health”. With unique skills and competencies, reaching out to all sectors of our community, nurses educate, advocate, and coach individuals and families, and have the ability to impact the health of current and future generations.

With a newly recognized national Board Certification in Nurse Coaching, nurses now have the opportunity to expand the scope and competencies embedded in the art and science of nursing. Balancing professional nursing skills with an expanded awareness that is grounded in holistic nursing philosophy, nurse coaches, recognize the complexity of lifestyle factors that account for most patient visits to their clinics, emergency rooms, or practitioner offices.

Integrative Nurse Coaching is a natural extension of nursing practice in today’s climate plagued by chronic conditions that are preventable and often reversible. Through a relationship-based philosophy of personalized health and evidence-based practice, Integrative Nurse Coaches address the whole person and whole systems healing within the complexity of life’s journey. Integrative Nurse Coaches recognize the interconnectedness of body-mind-emotion-spirit-environment –social- cultural dimensions of health and well being. At the heart of nurse coaching is increasing awareness of how one’s internal and external environment, food, movement, stressors, and social connections, and everything else that is unique to the individual, can impact health and well being, exploring choices and possibilities for behavioral change. 

With new research and directions for improving health outcomes and containing costs, Nurse Coaching offers new possibilities for a healthcare system searching for innovative strategies.  

In institutions and in the private sector, new opportunities for nurse coaches are emerging across the entire spectrum of healthcare.

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UPCOMING EVENTS:

Live Webinar: Nurse Coaching: Integrative Approaches to Health and Well Being
   January 23,2014, 4:00pm – 5:00pm EST 
   REGISTER TODAY!

Book Signing at the 2014 Integrative Healthcare Symposium
  
February 21, 2014, 12:30-2:00 PM
      Barbara Dossey, Susan Luck, and Bonney Gulino Schaub. 
      Nurse Coaching: Integrative Approaches to Health and Well Being.
      www.inursecoach.com

AHNCC Nurse Coaching Certification
   In 2012, the American Holistic Nurses Credentialing Corporation (AHNCC) established a national
   Nurse Coach Examination
   See the AHNCC website for Nurse Coach Certification information

Upcoming Integrative Nurse Coach Certificate Programs, Spring, 2014
       • Union Wa. -Harmony Hill Retreat Center
       • New York City
       • Miami, Florida- in collaboration with the University of Miami
   For more information: www.inursecoach.com