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The International Nurse Coach Association (INCA) recognizes and supports Nurse Coaches, local to global, who are bringing coaching skills and competencies into all healthcare skills.

International Nurse Coach Association Co-Directors

Our collaborative team joins together to envision healthcare transformation, and to bring the expanded role of the Nurse Coach in health, healing, and well-being to all nurses, all individuals, and all communities.

Our 30-year journey together, teaching integrative and holistic nursing, continues to evolve to create new programs in education. We combine our skills and our passion for helping nurses develop new skills that enhance partnerships with clients and patients, and deepen the meaning and purpose in their work and in their personal journeys as nurses.

Barbara Dossey, PhD, RN, AHN-BC, FAAN, HWNC-BC

Co-Director, International Nurse Coach Association (INCA)

Co-Director, Co-Founder, Core Faculty, Integrative Nurse Coach Certificate Program (INCCP)

Barbara Dossey is internationally recognized as a pioneer in the holistic nursing movement. She is Co-Director, International Nurse Coach Association and Co-Director, Integrative Nurse Coach Program, Huntington, New York; International Co-Director and Board Member of the Nightingale Initiative for Global Health (NIGH), Arlington, Virginia and Ottawa, Ontario, Canada; Director, Holistic Nursing Consultants, Santa Fe, New Mexico; and former Samueli Institute Board Member (2008-2011), Alexandria, Virginia. She is a Florence Nightingale scholar and an author or co-author of 24 books. Her most recent include Holistic Nursing: A Handbook for Practice (6th ed., 2012), Florence Nightingale: Mystic, Visionary, Healer (Centennial Commemorative Edition, 2010), Being with Dying: Compassionate End-of-Life Care Training Guide (2007), and Florence Nightingale Today: Healing, Leadership, Global Action (2005).

Barbara’s Theory of Integral Nursing (2008) is considered a grand theory that presents the science and art of nursing. It includes an integral process, integral worldview, and integral dialogues that is Praxis—theory in action. It also focuses on compassionate care of the dying, and nurses’ roles as 21st century Nightingales.

Her collaborative global nursing project, the Nightingale Initiative for Global Health (NIGH) and the Nightingale Declaration Campaign (NDC), has been developed to strengthen individual commitments toward achieving a healthy world as a priority objective for action by ordinary citizens, by civil society organizations, and by all governments, local and national. Related NIGH projects have included developing the 2010 International Year of the Nurse [2010 IYNurse] to advocate worldwide for the achievement of all UN Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), and the proposal of two UN resolutions: to acknowledge the 2010 IYNurse commitment to the UN MDGs and for a 2011-2020: Decade for Healthy People Living in a Healthy World.

Barbara is a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing. She is certified in holistic nursing. She is a nine-time recipient of the prestigious American Journal of Nursing Book of the Year Award. In 2010 Barbara received the 2010 Visionary Leadership Award from the Integrative Healthcare Practitioners Symposium. In 2004, Barbara, with her husband Larry, received the Pioneer of Integrative Medicine Award from the Aspen Center for Integrative Medicine, Aspen, Colorado. In 2003 they received the Archon Award from Sigma Theta Tau, International, the international honor society of nursing, honoring the contributions they have made to promote global health. In 2003, she received the Distinguished Alumna Award from Baylor University, Waco, Texas. In 2001 she was recognized as TWU 100 Great Nursing Alumni, Texas Woman’s University, Denton. In 1999 Barbara and Larry received the Pioneering Spirit Award from the American Association of Critical Care Nurses. In 1998 the Nurse Healers Professional Associates International, Inc. named Barbara the Healer of the Year. In 1985, the American Holistic Nurses Association recognized her as the Holistic Nurse of the Year.

For the 72nd General Episcopal Church Convention in Philadelphia in July 1997, Barbara wrote three of five documents to accompany the Resolution Proposal to request the reconsideration of Nightingale’s commemoration and for her name to be placed on the church calendar list of Lesser Feast and Fasts in the Book of Common Prayer. The official vote to accept Nightingale to the church calendar occurred in July 2000. The inaugural Florence Nightingale Commemorative Service was held on August 12, 2001, at the Washington National Cathedral, Washington, D.C. The Florence Nightingale Centennial Service was held April 25, 2010, at the Washington National Cathedral. On October 21, 2012, the Florence Nightingale Global Nursing Service will be held at St. Bartholomew’s Church, New York City.

www.nightingaledeclaration.net

www.dosseydossey.com

Susan Luck, RN, BS, MA, HNC, CCN, HWNC-BC

Co-Director, International Nurse Coach Association (INCA)

Co-Director, Co-Founder, Core Faculty, Integrative Nurse Coach Certificate Program (INCCP)

Susan Luck is a medical anthropologist, clinical nutritionist, Integrative Nurse Coach, and holistic nurse educator. She has been practicing in integrative healthcare models both in the U.S. and abroad for over 30 years. She is a national speaker and writer, and a consultant for organizations that are pioneering the emerging integrative health paradigm.

Since 1985, Susan has been a leader in holistic and integrative nursing education. She is currently Director of the Integrative Nursing Institute, an educational organization focusing on holistic nursing leadership in the emerging integrative healthcare paradigm.

She is author of the chapters Nutritional Healing, and Environmental Health, in Holistic Nursing: A Handbook for Practice, 6th edition, (2012). She has been an editor for Lippincott nursing textbooks on nutrition and herbal medicine. She produced the award-winning video, “At the Heart of Healing: Experiencing Holistic Nursing.” In 1987 the American Holistic Nurses Association presented her with the prestigious Holistic Nurse of the Year Award. She is on the editorial board of the Alternative Therapies Journal of Health and Medicine and is a founding member of the Integrative Health Practitioner Newsletter and the Integrative Health Symposium.

Susan has pioneered teaching holistic nursing programs in organizations including the Omega Institute, New York Open Center, Urban Zen, Beth Israel Medical Center in New York, American Holistic Nurses Association, Integrative Healthcare Symposiums, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Florida Atlantic University and the NIGH Initiative for Global Health.

Susan has worked and specialized in the field of nutrition and immunology for over 25 years. She is the founder and program director of Earthrose Institute, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to environmental health education. She teaches programs nationally on Eco Nutrition to health practitioners and community organizations, examining the environmental and nutritional influences on women’s and children’s health. She has been involved in cutting-edge nutrition research on the impact of nutrients on immune health.

She is adjunct faculty at the University of Miami School of Nursing and Education, and is the Clinical Nutrition Coordinator for a unique program for healthcare providers in collaboration with the Institute of Functional Medicine and the University of Miami’s Miller School of Medicine. She is the Clinical Nutritionist for Special Immunology Services at Mercy Hospital, Miami, and a health consultant for the Yellow Courtyard for integrative health in Miami, and for the Girls Club in New York City where she is currently developing programs for their Wellness Institute. Susan maintains a private practice as an Integrative Nurse Coach with a focus on nutrition, the environment, wellness, and health promotion. She serves on a national task force working on certification for credentialing Nurse Coaches.

www.integrativenursinginstitute.org

www.earthrose.org

 

Brandie_headshotBrandie Mitchell, RN, BSN, LMT

Integrative Nurse Coach

INCA Program Outreach/Assistant to the Directors

Brandie has been supporting clients in a variety of settings for the past 12 years through fitness coaching, nutrition education, labor and birth support, massage therapy, and wellness coaching.  After completing her B.S. in Nutrition at UT Austin, Brandie attended The Lauterstein-Conway Massage School in Austin, TX and has continued studies in Neuromuscular Therapy, Connective Tissue Massage at the Rolf Institute, Craniosacral Therapy, Geriatric, and Pregnancy and Infant Massage.  She is a graduate of The University of Texas Health Science Center Nursing School in Houston and a Registered Nurse in the state of Texas, as well as an Integrative Nurse Coach through the International Nurse Coach Association.

As a graduate of the Integrative Nurse Coach Program, Brandie supports nurses who are interested in expanding their skills to include coaching through the many programs offered by INCA.  She works closely with the Directors to co-create quality programs and a positive experience.

Brandie maintains a private practice offering massage therapy and wellness coaching in Houston, TX.   She also teaches Infant Massage to parents and caregivers in a variety of settings including as part of the Cradles Project for new moms through the Council on Alcohol and Drugs in Houston, TX.