When I stood up to give my ‘elevator speech’ at the end of Cohort 4 (2012), I said I wanted to bring together my passion for end-of-life work into this new skillset of nurse coaching. Like many of you have experienced, it’s been interesting to see how this work is unfolding post-INCCP…and what opportunities have come my way over the years.
Under construction! More coming soon :)
UN 17 Sustainable Development Goals
While health care often focuses on acute or chronic illness, the elements necessary for good health are far more complex than we tend to recognize. Florence Nightingale understood this complexity and wrote extensively on the myriad social and environmental factors that influence well-being.
As nurses, we act as coaches to our patients every day. Many of us are focused on helping our patients heal or recover, while nurse coaching helps people make healthy lifestyle changes for the long term.
“A professional nurse coach is a registered nurse who integrates coaching competencies into any setting or specialty area of practice to facilitate change or personal development.”
The professional Nurse Coach is a registered nurse who integrates coaching competencies into any setting or specialty area of practice to facilitate a process of change or development that assists individuals or groups to realize their potential… The Nurse Coach works with the whole person, using principles and modalities that integrate body-mind-emotion-sprit-environment.
This is the story of how we – two burned-out critical care nurses living miles apart in different states – connected to share a similar healing journey to become nurse coaches.
In Nightingale’s Footsteps— Individual to Global: From Nurse Coaches to Environmental and Civil Society Activists
Florence Nightingale faced many of the environmental & social issues that we encounter today. As nurse coaches, we are uniquely positioned to address these issues and increase health – #localtoglobal.