The term Nurse Coach is a newer Nursing role to describe a Registered Nurse who has devoted additional time, energy and investment into obtaining extra training, education, and practice in developing the skills and presence to provide holistic and scientific-based health and wellness coaching, beyond their original Nursing school training.
A DISTINCT BREED OF NURSE
Nurse Coaches are a distinct breed of Nurses completely focused on enhancing the health and well-being of their clients, patients and communities.
Nurse Coaches deeply listen to uncover the stories unique to you, and then use these stories, along with your life experiences to co-create a wellness plan to fully support and honor your health.
TELLING YOU WHAT TO DO DOESN’T WORK
Nurse Coaches have learned that telling you what to do doesn’t work. Instead, they take into account all that has transpired in your life, along with your future hopes and dreams, to establish a true partnership to help you uncover and voice what is important to you. This opens up possibility for you to take action as you live life to the fullest!
NURSE COACHES PASS CREDENTIALING VERIFICATION AND BOARD EXAMINATION
In many cases, Nurse Coaches take an additional step, and become Nurse Coach-Coach (NC-BC) or Health and Wellness Nurse Coach Board Certified (HWNC-BC), after passing significant credentialing verification and board examination. The American Holistic Nurses Credentialing Corporation’s exams are accredited by the Accreditation Board for Specialty Nursing Certification (ABSNC) and are recognized by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Magnet Program.
HIGHLY DEDICATED TO PROFESSIONAL STANDARDS
All Nurse Coaches who obtain this board certification are highly dedicated to the rigorous process of professional standards, ethical practice and devotion to their craft. This equals expert care provided to you as a healthcare consumer, patient, community or business that chooses to partner with a Nurse Coach.
WHY IS THIS IMPORTANT?
Why is this important to you?
Your personal health (and that of your community) is your vitality! Time and important focus must be placed on enhancing health, mitigating disease and taking ownership of your health and wholeness. Health resilience is imperative to life satisfaction, and focusing on health and well-being (instead of disease) is your key to maintaining resilience.
RESILIENCE EMBODIES HEALTHY INDIVIDUALS THRIVING
“At it’s core, resilience embodies a vision of healthy individuals and thriving communities, and a resilience-centered framework provides concrete actions people, organizations, and institutions can take to promote the sustainable and long-term well-being of communities in the face of adversity and disaster.” (Wulff, Donato, & Lurie, 2015).
DEVOTED TO THE ART OF CARING AND THE SCIENCE OF NURSING AND HEALTHCARE
You see, Nurse Coaches are devoted to the art of caring and the science of Nursing and healthcare. Nurse Coaches are uniquely positioned to provide a distinct set of health and wellness coaching skills because they are committed to incorporating Nursing and healthcare-based knowledge and wisdom into all coaching interactions.
Nurse Coaches believe that even in illness, one can find a new meaning of health and thrive in it, through all stages of life.
INNATE KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE
Innate knowledge and experience positions Nurse Coaches beyond general health and wellness coaches, for Nurse Coaches truly understand the healthcare space and the absolute value of the whole-person approach necessary to navigate through medical systems and health-related challenges.
Nurse Coaches beautifully blend the art of caring and the science of healthcare and Nursing to help you feel and be your best.
HOW TO FIND A NURSE COACH:
ask for a Nurse Coach at your next healthcare provider appointment
ask your insurance company to access a Nurse Coach
Nicole knows how to inspire you with habits and behaviors that ward off illness. She understands the science to support your efforts and makes learning and action fun!
Nicole’s Memere (grandma in French) lived with dementia after 13 strokes slowly stole her fire, her wit and her life. Through Memere, Nicole learned the gift of humor and creative ways of communicating using unsaid words and messages that are difficult to express. Nicole uses these skills to uncover purpose, vitality and health within her clients through the Build Your Health System at Blue Monarch Health, PLLC.
Nicole is founder of Gratitude for Nurse Wellbeing, a courageously supportive group that banishes Nurse burnout by sharing stories, wellbeing practices and holistic modalities to have you going from stressed, apathetic and saying ‘yes’ to everything to peace, passion and a joyful work-life balance.
Nicole Vienneau achieved a Master’s in Nursing Science from the University of Arizona, a board certification in Integrative Nurse Coaching™ from the American Holistic Nurses Credentialing Corporation and is Lecture Faculty with the Integrative Nurse Coach™ Academy. She is Founder of Blue Monarch Health, where she is a Menopause Fitness Specialist, Functional Aging Specialist, yoga teacher, and group fitness instructor and a retired Reebok-sponsored Fitness Athlete support Nurses banish burnout. When she’s not coaching clients or hosting the Integrative Nurse Coaches in ACTION! Podcast, you can find her connecting with Nurses at Gratitude for Nurse Wellbeing or Nurse Coach Connection, volunteering with the Alzheimer’s Association, lounging in the sun with her cat babies, or on a hike with her awesome husband.