American Nurses Association Releases New Book: The Art and Science of Nurse Coaching [ Press Release ]

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American Nurses Association New book focuses on the emerging role of nurses as nurse coaches promoting lifestyle and behavioral changes to enhance wellness

Huntington, New York, March 18, 2013 – Nurse coaching is a natural extension of nursing practices. The American Nursing Association’s (ANA) latest publication The Art and Science of Nurse Coaching: The Provider’s Guide to Coaching Scope and Competencies confirms this. The book published by the ANA’s publishing program explains how professional nurse coaches implement health-promoting and evidence-based strategies with clients and support behavioral and lifestyle changes to enhance growth, overall health and well-being. It describes the emerging role of nurses as they assume the position of nurse coach in hospitals, clinics, communities, and in private professional nurse practices.

“Nurse Coaching is a role that speaks to the heart of nursing, but one that all providers can embrace,” says co-author Barbara M. Dossey, PhD, RN, AHN-BC, FAAN, HWNC-BC, co-director of the International Nurse Coach Association and Core Faculty, Integrative Nurse Coach Certificate Program. “It’s all about interaction with clients in a skilled, purposeful, and results-oriented way. This structured, relationship-centered approach by Registered Nurses promotes achievement of client goals” she adds.

The Art and Science of Nursing Coaching: The Provider’s Guide to Coaching Scope and Competencies is endorsed by 21 top nursing organizations, including the American Nurses Association (ANA), the American Holistic Nurses Association (AHNA), and the American Holistic Nurses Credentialing Corporation (AHNCC).

“Nurse coaching is grounded in the principles and core values of professional nursing,” says co-author Darlene R. Hess, PhD, RN, AHN-BC, PMHNP-BC, ACC, HWNC-BC, director of Brown Mountain Visions, a clinical practice and consulting organization, and faculty at both the University of Phoenix and Northern New Mexico College. She notes that, “Nurse coaching competencies can be integrated into any setting or specialty area of practice, and nurse coaches establish co-creative partnerships with clients to facilitate a process of change that assists them in realizing undeveloped potential.”

For more information on or to purchase The Art and Practice of Nurse Coaching: The Provider’s Guide to Coaching Scope and Competencies visit

International Nurse Coach Certification Program

With 165 CNEs, the Integrative Nurse Coach Certificate Program (INCCP) created by renowned nurse coaches Barbara M. Dossey PhD, RN, AHN-BC, FAAN, HWNC-BC, Susan Luck RN, BS, MA, HNC, CCN, HWNC-BC, and Bonney Schaub RN, MS, PMHCNS-BC, NC-BC is a unique Nurse Coach program offered by the International Nurse Coach Association.

Created specifically by nurses, for nurses, it holds an expanded worldview that includes a bio-psycho-social-spiritual-cultural-environmental model of care. It incorporates evidence-based coaching methodologies and practices, along with tools and skills for enhancing health and well being through behavioral change in both the nurse and the client/patient. The next INCCP is being held on April 18th, 2013 in New York City.

For more information on the Integrative Nurse Coach Certificate Program visit

About The American Nursing Association (ANA)

The American Nurses Association (ANA) is the only full-service professional organization representing the interests of the nation’s 3.1 million registered nurses through its constituent and state nurses associations and its organizational affiliates. The ANA advances the nursing profession by fostering high standards of nursing practice, promoting the rights of nurses in the workplace, projecting a positive and realistic view of nursing, and by lobbying the Congress and regulatory agencies on health care issues affecting nurses and the public. For more information about the ANA please visit

About the International Nurse Coach Association (INCA)

The International Nurse Coach Association was created with the vision of promoting and supporting the unique role of Nurse Coaches who are assisting individuals, groups and communities in realizing and reaching their greatest health potentials and goals. Our INCA philosophy encompasses an understanding that the Nurse Coach honors the whole person using principles and modalities that integrate body-mind-emotions-spirit-environment.It respects all beliefs and cultures as essential components of health and well-being. For more information about INCA please visit


Co-Founder, Director of International Communications

Barbara Dossey, PhD, RN, AHN-BC, FAAN, HWNC-BC, is an internationally recognized integrative, holistic nursing pioneer, a nurse theorist (Theory of Integral Nursing; co-author, Theory of Integrative Nurse Coaching), and Florence Nightingale Scholar. She is Co-Director, International Nurse Coach Association (INCA) and Core Faculty, Integrative Nurse Coach Certificate Program (INCCP), Miami, Florida; International Co-Director, Nightingale Initiative for Global Health (NIGH); and Director of Holistic Nursing Consultants (HNC), Santa Fe, New Mexico. She has authored or co-authored 25 books including Holistic Nursing: A Handbook for Practice (7th ed., 2016); Nurse Coaching: Integrative Approaches for Health and Wellbeing (2015); The Art and Science of Nurse Coaching: The Provider’s Guide for Coaching Scope and Competencies (2013); Florence Nightingale: Mystic, Visionary, Healer (2010, Commemorative Edition). She is a founding member of the American Holistic Nurses Association and Holistic Nurse of the Year. She is an 11-time recipient of the prestigious American Journal of Nursing Book of the Year Award, and has received many other awards. Barbara is also on the ANA’s Healthy Nurse Healthy Nation™ Grand Challenge Advisory Board.

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  1. Hello, I am an RN with a BScN in Canada. I am working on starting my own independent practice and am looking for others who have done the same to network with. If possible can Brandie Trigger Mitchell contact me via email please. I look forward to discussions on mutual nursing interests.
    Thank you

  2. I am interested in purchasing the nurse coaching book. Where can I purchase this book?

    Thank you


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