“I don’t want to work with all the red tape and bureaucracy in the hospital! Do you have any jobs for
The following graduates of our Integrative Nurse Coach™ Certificate Program successfully passed the most recent Nurse Coach Board Certification test through
INCA is proud to welcome 25 amazing nurses into the Integrative Nurse Coach™ community. After 120 hours of rewarding studies, the
The International Nurse Coach Association honors all nurses for their contributions, creativity, and innovations as leaders in transforming health care in today’s changing environment. During Nurses Week, May 6-12, 2014, we celebrate our nursing legacy with Florence Nightingale
INCA Graduate, Christine Gilchrist, reflects on her experience joining the Integrative Nurse Coach™ community, becoming Associate Faculty and presenting at the Integrative Healthcare Symposium.
INCA Associate Faculty Instructor Diana Blom reflects on her experience facilitating the first Integrative Nurse Coach™ Certificate Program at Harmony Hill in early April.
It was the summer of 2011 when I first decided that I needed to pursue wellness coaching to sustain my path in the field of environmental and occupational health nursing- although I had no idea the role of “holistic nurse coach” even existed. That summer I completed my Masters in Community and Public Health Nursing with a capstone project in New Orleans, leading a public health coalition focused on addressing the health impacts of the British Petroleum Oil Spill in the Gulf Coast. It was the largest manmade disaster in history: 4.2 million barrels of crude oil leaked, and 1.8 million gallons of chemical dispersants were applied to assist in cleanup.
Today, with mounting research on how our environment influences our health throughout the lifecycle, how do we, as Nurse Coaches integrate this often missing link into our coaching and self care practice?
Much of my professional life has been about building community, collaborations, and innovations in ways to practice. I felt called early in my career to be “part of the creation of an educational, recreational, therapeutic community.” Although it took fifteen years from the time of that calling until I came on retreat next door to what is now Harmony Hill, it has been an amazing journey; amazing people joining in the adventure in this beautiful sacred space. Now being part of the Integrative Nurse Coach™ (INC) movement, I feel like my life’s work has come to an exciting new dimension of healing service.