Maureen Bonatch MSN, RN is a freelance healthcare writer with over 20 years of nursing experience focused on leadership, psychiatric nursing, private duty home care management and 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.