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Battling Burnout with Nurse Coaching: Stories from the ICU

I recently partnered with fellow AHNCC board certified Nurse Coach and Nurse Leader Denise Ervin from Infinite Wellbeings to write an article about how the relationships and knowledge we created and learned from Nurse Coaching helped heal us from burnout.

We have the power to heal.

We had such fun when we connected to write, and what we realized, even more deeply, is that all of us have the power to heal from any ailment. The tools of Nurse Coaching helped us do it, so, now, we can help you.

Nurse Coaches, are Nurses who specialize in the art and science of health coaching. We are lifestyle strategy specialists who keep you healthy and whole, by accessing your deep wisdom and an understanding of what is important to you and your health.

Battling Burnout with Nurse Coaching: Stories from the ICU

Click here to read our article titled, Battling Burnout with Nurse Coaching found in the American Holistic Nurses Association Beginning’s magazine, June 2019.

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Nicole Vienneau MSN, RN, NC-BC has been a Registered Nurse for 20+ years, is a board-certified integrative Nurse Coach, personal trainer, group fitness and yoga instructor, faculty with the International Nurse Coach Association and founder of Blue Monarch Health, PLLC. She specializes in the prevention of brain and heart disease by partnering with clients to uncover their wisdom to enhance their health. Nicole is a passionate Nurse advocate who is transforming healthcare through Nurse Coaching. She loves exploring nature, finding solace with her cats and traveling with her awesome husband.

A Prayer for Nurses

A Prayer for Nurses

Happy Nurses Week 2019!
A reflection I wrote in 2013 for my fellow Nurse colleagues, and it still rings true today.

Trust that those you touch can sense the power and the beauty of your authentic desire to give them the truth of caring. Care that is expressed through pure passion. A selfless gift full of love, kindness, compassion and joy. A gift given with skilled and gentle hands, a kind smile, soothing words and peaceful silence. Your purpose is the power of your love, giving energy, tranquility and genuine light to others.

Optimal Healing Environments

Optimal Healing Environments

An Optimal Healing Environment (OHE) is a shared space where healing occurs by addressing all aspects of a person’s individuality.  Individuality includes; the physical, psychological, social, cognitive, economic, environmental, spiritual and behavioral components of humans (Zborowsky & Kreitzer, 2014).  When considering an OHE, it must focus on external factors like, light, fresh air, architecture, color of walls, furniture, art, activities, and music.  It also reflects internal aspects like, relaxation, meditation, prayer, and energy exchange.  An OHE accounts for interpersonal items like, relationships, communication, leadership and teamwork, as well as behavior like, collaborative healthcare, exercise and integrative practice (Dossey & Keegan, 2013). 

When You See Something, Say Something

When You See Something, Say Something

This is the story of a Registered Nurse (me) who stood up for herself and her patients, and what happened in the process. Nurses are one of the most dedicated professionals on the earth. Nurses vow to protect their patients from harm. Here is Nightingale’s Pledge from 1935, and it (or an updated version) continues to be said at nurse graduation ceremonies around the world.

I solemnly pledge myself before God and in the presence of this assembly, to pass my life in purity and to practise my profession faithfully. I will abstain from whatever is deleterious and mischievous, and will not take or knowingly administer any harmful drug. I will do all in my power to maintain and elevate the standard of my profession, and will hold in confidence all personal matters committed to my keeping, and all family affairs coming to my knowledge in the practice of my calling. With loyalty will I endeavour to aid the physician in his work, and as a 'missioner of health' I will dedicate myself to devoted service to human welfare.

Nurse Coaches are Essential to Healing Healthcare

Nurse Coaches are Essential to Healing Healthcare

Nurse Coaches do not treat diseases or body parts, instead they honor people as unique, individual beings, comprised of wisdom and strengths.  They engage patients and their families in all health-related decisions.  Nurse Coaches see the possibility for healing and connect with patients on a deep level, and why they are essential in the healthcare space.

Setting Goals for Health, Wholeness & Behavior Change

Setting Goals for Health, Wholeness & Behavior Change

You are perfect the way you are, BUT, if deep down, you know something is off, or you don't feel your best, then crafting a goal to move you towards feeling better is something to consider!  Creating a SMART goal is easy, effective and fun and will have you living life with vitality and energy.