Nurse Health Program

Recovery Coaching

Everyone has something to recover from. We can recover from any personal issue or difficulty, substance abuse, gambling, overeating, smoking, grief, trauma, co-dependency… the list is endless. The West Virginia RN Board has sponsored Nurse Health Coach training for 80+ Registered Nurses. The coaches have been educated to provide support, resources, advocacy, and accountability for health care professionals experiencing any difficulty that would affect the nurse’s ability to practice safely.   

The Nurse Health Coaches reside and practice in all pockets of the state. They are of various ages, cultures, and clinical backgrounds. However, all share a genuine passion for helping others and are eager to be of service to a nurse or nurses in need. As nurses, we care for patients. We are the most trusted profession in the nation for the last 19 years. However, sometimes we as nurses dismiss our own need for assistance and support. This is an opportunity for nurses to help other nurses. 

If you have any questions, please contact Lori McComas Chaffins, Nurse Health Outreach Coordinator, for the Board. She will be happy to discuss the Nurse Health Coach program with you or answer any questions. You may contact her at Lori.M.Chaffins@wv.gov or 304-389-1197 (Business cell- text or phone call).

If you are interested in having one of these nurses to serve as part of your support system, contact Request a Free Coach | Greater Recovery and (strengthingrace.com) and request a nurse specifically.

Nurse Health Coach Virtual Training

We will be having a Nurse Health Coach Virtual Training April 19th-22nd. It will be 8:30am-5:30pm each day with two breaks and lunch. To register for Virtual Training, contact Lori Chaffins at  Lori.M.Chaffins@wv.gov or 304-389-1197 (Business cell- text or phone call).

WV Restore

 
The Mission of West Virginia Restore is to protect the public by providing a monitoring and recovery program for registered professional nurses with a substance use disorder or a qualifying mental health condition.

WV Restore provides these recovery services:
 
 
 
  • Confidential evaluations
  • Referral for treatment (inpatient or structured outpatient)
  • Monitoring after treatment completed
  • Professional peer support program with alumni program
  • Educational Services
  • Advocacy



The road to recovery can be long, and sometimes there are bumps along the way. Even nurses need someone to lean on every now and then. If you need someone to lean on then use the link above to request a nursing coach. 


Articles of Interest:


American Journal of Nursing

AJN, American Journal of Nursing: November 2020 - Volume 120 - Issue 11 - p 15
doi: 10.1097/01.NAJ.0000721880.79285.04


Atkinson, Debbi MA, BSc, RN, RGN, PGCE, FHEA
AJN, American Journal of Nursing: October 2020 - Volume 120 - Issue 10 - p 21
doi: 10.1097/01.NAJ.0000718600.61504.53


Lives Come Apart: The Burden of Severe Mental Illness
Hegdal, Juliet RN, FNP
AJN, American Journal of Nursing: February 2021 - Volume 121 - Issue 2 - p 11
doi: 10.1097/01.NAJ.0000734048.48023.14


AJN, American Journal of Nursing: July 2020 - Volume 120 - Issue 7 - p 14-15
doi: 10.1097/01.NAJ.0000688144.50462.59


Holmes, Arlene RN
Author Information
AJN, American Journal of Nursing: June 2020 - Volume 120 - Issue 6 - p 11
doi: 10.1097/01.NAJ.0000668652.10731.17


Solomon, Diane N. PhD, PMHNP-BC, CNM
Author Information
AJN, American Journal of Nursing: July 2020 - Volume 120 - Issue 7 - p 47
doi: 10.1097/01.NAJ.0000688224.96110.fa


Paying Attention to Compassion Fatigue in Emergency Nurses
Mazzotta, C. Patricia MScN, BScN, RN
AJN, American Journal of Nursing: December 2015 - Volume 115 - Issue 12 - p 13
doi: 10.1097/01.NAJ.0000475268.60265.00


Depression Diagnoses Surge Nationwide
Zolot, Joan PA
AJN, American Journal of Nursing: August 2018 - Volume 118 - Issue 8 - p 18
doi: 10.1097/01.NAJ.0000544156.98950.b3



Journal of Psychosocial Nursing and Mental Health Services


Julie Worley, PhD, FNP-BC, PMHNP-BC, CARN-AP
Journal of Psychosocial Nursing and Mental Health Services. 2019;57(9):2-3


Nurses With Substance Use Disorders: Where We Are and What Needs To Be Done
Julie Worley, PhD, FNP-BC, PMHNP-BC, CARN-AP
Journal of Psychosocial Nursing and Mental Health Services. 2017;55(12):11-14


Food Addiction: A New Mental Health Disorder?
Diane M. Wieland, PhD, RN, PMHCNS-BC
Journal of Psychosocial Nursing and Mental Health Services. 2019;57(12):3-5


West Virginia RN Board
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