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US: National Nurses Week - TM for Women Provides a Foundation for Success

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11 May 2017

This week, May 6-12, is National Nurses Week in the United States

If there was ever a dedicated group of people who deserve our gratitude, it would be nurses. America's millions of nurses are the backbone of the structure of American healthcare. Their annual acknowledgment is more than warranted: their care, effort, patience and expertise help patients endure treatment and navigate the healthcare system. However, nationally, nurses report overwhelming stress, increased compassion fatigue, burnout, insomnia, alcohol abuse, and a deep sense of lack of appreciation.

Transcendental Meditation for Women is proud to offer nurses relief from the problems that plague their profession. Through TM for Nurses, Amy Ruff RN BSN WOCN reports that—with the inspiration of the many benefits of TM, the availability of 23 ANCC (American Nurses Credentialing Center) contact hours and two Maharishi University of Management credits—three times as many nurses have learned the TM technique this last year than in the prior year. Six new hospital programs are in place for nurses to learn on-site, many of which offer tuition reimbursement.

By invitation by Dr. Sandi Tenfelde, on March 23rd, a collaboration between TM for Nurses and several faculty of Chicago's Loyola University participated in the Distinguished Speakers Series held at the Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing. The TM experts presented evidence supporting the efficacy of the Transcendental Meditation technique to 200 nursing students and faculty. Among the distinguished speakers were Dr. Carla Brown, Dr. Fred Travis, Dr. Richard Carroll, Dr. Jim Bray, and Amy Ruff RN.

Hunterdon Medical Center in New Jersey has undertaken a research study by Stephanie M. Dougherty, BSN, RN, CPPS, LSSGB, Donna A. Cole, PhD,RN, CNOR, NE-BC, Susan Tepper, BSN, RN-BC, and Christy Schmerer, RN, Research Assistant: Evaluating the Effects of the Transcendental Meditation (TM) Program on Compassion Fatigue

Coming up in June, Maribeth Flood RN ARNP BSN, MS will represent TM for Nurses at the American Holistic Nurses Association's annual conference where she will present research conducted at Sarasota Memorial Hospital indicating the effects of Transcendental Meditation on resilience, burnout, compassion fatigue and secondary traumatic stress. Also in June, Dr. Joyce Perkins and Dr. Catherine Aquino Russell will be presenting the results of a qualitative study on Graduate RNs at the 3rd Annual European Conference, Caring Science, Sacred Science, Lucca, Italy: Graduate Nurses Experience the Sacred During Transcendental Meditation (TM).

We invite all nurses to join this growing community of nurses enjoying the benefits of the TM technique.

Contact Amy Ruff for information on TM teachers in your area:
nurses@tm-women.org

Copyright © 2017 TM® for Nurses

See related articles:
A Nurse's Story: Four Months of TM
TM Program for Nurses: Nourishing the Caregiver from Within



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