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Maureen Bonatch MSN BSN, MSN, RN

Leadership | Psychiatric Nursing | Education

Maureen Bonatch MSN, RN is a freelance healthcare writer with nursing experience focused on leadership, psychiatric nursing, private duty home care management.

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Maureen Bonatch MSN has 23 years experience as a BSN, MSN, RN and specializes in Leadership | Psychiatric Nursing | Education.

Her involvement in various projects and trainings combined with her strong support of such efforts were instrumental in assisting her agency in acquiring a commendation for recruitment and retention efforts. Maureen served as a mentor for nursing graduate students and as an instructor for Nursing Community Health Theory. During her work in psychiatric nursing, she acquired her certification as a Psychiatric and Mental Health Nurse and provided patient education for Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and instructed staff on Comprehensive Crisis Management training. Maureen began her healthcare career working in women's healthcare providing counseling for contraceptives, pregnancy and community outreach while she acquired her BSN. Maureen is also a multi-published paranormal and fantasy fiction author. She is the owner of websites MaureenBonatch.com and CharmedType.com.

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    2020 Fall Magazine Article Contest Winners - The Search for a New Normal

    Thank you!
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    College Life Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

    My twin daughters were born two weeks before 9/11. Although they entered the world before this tragedy, they grew up not knowing any different when it comes to travel and life before we suffered such shock and uncertainty. My daughters started colleg...
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    How Technology Use Can Impact Our Health

    Technology has become immersed in most areas of our life, and that of our patients. This can make some tasks easier, but it can also have negative implications when you can’t, or don’t want to, step away from the screen. Although there are many posit...
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    Make a Not to Do List

    Many of us spend the day counting the hours until our shift is done, or until we have a day off to focus on our personal To-Do List. But once this long-awaited time arrives, often it’s never enough. We may spend most of our spare time crossing off th...
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    What Advice Would You Give to Future Nurses?

    Thank you! Hoosier- It is such a careful balance to provide realistic, practical advice, even if doesn't always want to be heard.
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    What Advice Would You Give to Future Nurses?

    The news is often overflowing with articles about nurse burnout, bullying, staff shortages, and questionable compensation. You may have experienced some, or all, of these issues yourself during your nursing career. Maybe enough to make you wonder why...
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    The Challenges of Being a Nurse

    At the beginning of our nursing career, we might’ve thought the biggest challenge to overcome was passing the NCLEX. We may have envisioned passing this test as if it were the biggest, and last, obstacle standing between us and caring for our patient...
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    How Do You Referee as a Nursing Supervisor?

    Where there are people, there’s conflict. Unfortunately, as much as we try, we can’t always leave our differences at the door before starting work. Varying opinions, miscommunication, misunderstandings, values, and priorities can lead to tension and ...
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    What’s Love Got to Do With It?

    Nurses are often the healthcare professional patients turn to when they’re vulnerable. As the most trusted profession, our patients may confide information during routine care that they wouldn’t normally share. Sometimes vague or questionable informa...
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    Stop Putting Your Life on Hold

    Thank you for sharing! This is wonderful how you've invested in yourself. 🙂
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    Stop Putting Your Life on Hold

    Maybe I’ll do that tomorrow, or next month, or next year, or … Maybe never. Nurses are busy. As caregivers, we tend to put other’s needs in front of our own. We strive to do as much as we can, for as many people as possible, in the least amount of ti...
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    Make These Resolutions Anytime of the Year

    The New Year’s Eve ball drop starting the year may already feel like a distant memory, and many of us have already dropped the ball on our New Year’s resolutions. This occurs so frequently that January 17th has been dubbed as, Ditch Your New Year’s R...
  13. Maybe you’ve been preparing for years for a leadership position through education and promotions, or perhaps the opportunity was thrust upon you. Regardless of the path you took to get here, you’re now in a nursing leadership position. Even if this p...
  14. Download allnurses Magazine Nurses work at the frontline of patient care. We collaborate and work with other healthcare professionals, but usually provide the most direct patient care. This extra time spent serving as an advocate, resource, and ...
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    When It's Not the Most Wonderful Time of the Year

    Daisy, I hope this helps make your holiday season more joyful.
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    When It's Not the Most Wonderful Time of the Year

    Months before the holidays arrive we start getting bombarded with advertisements and movies depicting the perfect holiday scene. These fictional people are happy, and stressors are wrapped up while everyone exchanges beautiful gifts complete with a h...