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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.

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). 

Nurse Coaches are Essential to Healing the Healthcare Industry

Nurse Coaches are Essential to Healing the Healthcare Industry

A Nurse Coach is a registered nurse who has chosen to advance their nursing education with additional extensive certification, supervised practice and mentorship to learn the tools, concepts and theories to actively coach clients, patients and families towards their best health, while preventing and mitigating disease.

One could say that a nurse coach is in fact, a health and wellness, well-being, and integrative coach all wrapped up in one. But they are so much more!

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.

Show Up, Listen Deep, and Impact One Person at a Time: Podcast

Show Up, Listen Deep, and Impact One Person at a Time:  Podcast

I had the honor of being interviewed by Elizabeth Scala for her podcast, Your Next Shift: A Nursing Career Podcast for Nurses and Nursing Students

I shared some serious transparency and things I’ve learned in my Nursing career- the good, the bad and the ugly- and parts of what makes me human.

A special thank you to Elizabeth and her tireless work to support the Nursing profession through her visionary work. She da bomb!