PhD
Nurse Entrepreneur/Consultant
New York Nursing Network

Summary

Phyllis is president of MFW Consultants. A successful nurse entrepreneur, she has practiced as a Legal Nurse Consultant specializing in defense in New York State and the Greater NY area since 2004. An acclaimed personal/career coach, Phyllis specializes in the unique needs of nurses & other professional/family caregivers. She is devoted to working with coaching clients struggling with the emotional impact of Compassion Fatigue, the challenges of career transition & those trying to maintain their Joy in being a professional caregiver. She is a regular on the Online program, Nursing Success TV http://www.nursingsuccesstv.com in her Ask Dr. Phyllis coaching segment. She is the career coach for the Assoc. of Perioperative Nurses, the Colorado Hospital Assoc. & has been names to the outstanding list coaches serving the American Hospital Association & many State Hospital Associations. Phyllis was featured in the NHCN’s Take Charge of Your Nursing Career Webcast Series in 2012. She is sought after as a guest speaker, lecturer & for delivering powerful & compelling Keynote speeches across the country. She has been invited to speak at such events as: the State Convention of the NJ League of Nurse, the AORN Convention, NYC Council of Nephrology Social Workers, LI Nephrology Nurses, Lenox Hill Medical Center, the Cohen Children’s Medical Center, NYIT Nursing School and the American Surgical Technicians Annual Convention to name a few. Her speakers profile can be found at: http://www.mindbodyspiritspeakersbureau.com/phyllis-quinlan--phd--rn-bc.html Her books, Rediscover the Joy of Being a Nurse & The Delicate Balance: A Mindful Approach to Self-Care for Professional & Family Caregivers at www.mfwconsultants.com and Amazon.com is a work of inspiration for all caregivers who really want to gain insight into their motivations and challenges. Phyllis promotes balanced living as a Feng Shui Practitioner & blends traditional coaching practices with Eastern philosophy. Twitter: Phyllis Quinlan@AskDrPhyllis

Professional Experience

MFW Consultants To Professionals,
Owner
Legal Nurse Consulting, Personal/Career Coaching, Published Author, Professional Speaker, Energetic/Vibrational Healing, Healthcare Consulting/Training

Education

Molloy College, Rockville Centre, NY
Double BA
Psychology & Sociology
Warren National University
PhD
Healthcare Administration
New School for Social Research, New York, NY
MS: Health Care Administration & Urban Policy
Management
Molloy College, Rockville Centre, NY
BSN
Nursing

Licensure & Certifications

Certification in Nursing Professional Development, American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), 788850000 - 1420002000

Certification in Critical Care Nursing: RETIRED, American Association of Critical Care Nurses, 444373200 - 1359608400

Certification in Emergency Nursing RETIRED, Emergency Nurses Association

Certification in Nursing Professional Development, American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), 788850000 - 1420002000

Certification in Critical Care Nursing: RETIRED, American Association of Critical Care Nurses, 444373200 - 1359608400

Certification in Emergency Nursing RETIRED, Emergency Nurses Association

Professional Memberships

Emergency Nurses Association
Association of Critical Care Nurses
Professional Woman Network
Association for Nursing Professional Development Association of Rehabilitation Nurses

Volunteer Activities

Nurse Planner for Organization Education Contact Hours
Share The Care, health
1420002000
My role for the organization is as the Nurse Planner for the Organizations application for contact hours for RNs and other professional caregivers.

Nurse Planner for Organization Education Contact Hours
Share The Care, health
1420002000
My role for the organization is as the Nurse Planner for the Organizations application for contact hours for RNs and other professional caregivers.

Publications

 

Rediscover the Joy of Being a Nurse: A Holistic Approach to Recovery from Compassion Fatigue

"Compassion fatigue is the erosion of one’s caring nature." It's something that only recently came into the nursing literature, and if you find yourself faced by that, this book can really help. The author, Phyllis Quinlan, specializes in helping people overcome compassion fatigue, and this book will take you through what you can do to help yourself. Through exercises, reflection, and making simple changes in your life, you can realign your perspective.

I found this book to be well-researched, informative, and detailed. I like how clear the section headings are as well as how the author listed out the references so you can check them out yourselves for further reading if interested. What I also found was unique about this book is the sense of connection between the author and readers--Quinlan is not simply just instructing the readers to do this and that--it's like chatting with an old friend; the author gives advice, guidance, and useful anecdotes. What I found particularly interesting was the discussion of Feng Shui to reenergize your life. I did not think it can have such a big impact, but the author has me convinced! I think things like this (Feng Shui, reflection, etc) really exemplifies the word 'holistic' in the title.

Overall, this is a great book for anyone who may be experiencing compassion fatigue. The author covers a wide range of topics as well as give advice and solutions to help readjust your thinking and perspective so that you no longer experience compassion fatigue. It's very easy to read, well organized, and well researched. I highly recommend it!

 http://www.mfwconsultants.com/shop/ 

http://www.amazon.com/Rediscover-Joy-Being-Nurse-Compassion-ebook/dp/B015VFW1WS

The Delicate Balance: A Mindful Approach to Self-Care for Professional and Family Caregivers
The Delicate Balance is a must read resource for professional and family caregivers who are encountering the aftermath of neglecting to take as good care of themselves as they do others. This heartfelt and poignant work is intended to help those professional and family caregivers who are suffering under the weight of caring too much at the expense of their own health and wellbeing. The Delicate Balance uses the ancient wisdom offered by the Tao Te Ching to inspire and provide guidance. The reader will receive insights on the signs, symptoms and risk factors of the toxic effects of caring too much. The guidance offered can provide the reader with the steps to take for re-establishing perspective and maintaining The Delicate Balance necessary to staying whole, healthy and intact while caring for others.
http://www.mfwconsultants.com/DelicateBalance.htm
1359608400
Professional Woman Network
Phyllis Quinlan, PhD,RN Speaker Consultant Coach

Are You Paying A Price For Caring Too Much?
Raising awareness of the issue of Compassion Fatigue in professional caregivers.
http://issuu.com/namcp/docs/jmcn_vol_1_no_3_final_hi_res/1?e=3560928/9246235
1410926400
Journal of Managed Care Nursing
Array

Women as Leaders
Twenty five women offer their insights about a leader's image, communication skills and self-confidence
http://www.mfwconsultants.com/books.htm
1164862800
Professional Woman Network
Array

The Delicate Balance: A Mindful Approach to Self-Care for Professional and Family Caregivers
The Delicate Balance is a must read resource for professional and family caregivers who are encountering the aftermath of neglecting to take as good care of themselves as they do others. This heartfelt and poignant work is intended to help those professional and family caregivers who are suffering under the weight of caring too much at the expense of their own health and wellbeing. The Delicate Balance uses the ancient wisdom offered by the Tao Te Ching to inspire and provide guidance. The reader will receive insights on the signs, symptoms and risk factors of the toxic effects of caring too much. The guidance offered can provide the reader with the steps to take for re-establishing perspective and maintaining The Delicate Balance necessary to staying whole, healthy and intact while caring for others.
http://www.mfwconsultants.com/DelicateBalance.htm
1359608400
Professional Woman Network
Array

Are You Paying A Price For Caring Too Much?
Raising awareness of the issue of Compassion Fatigue in professional caregivers.
http://issuu.com/namcp/docs/jmcn_vol_1_no_3_final_hi_res/1?e=3560928/9246235
1410926400
Journal of Managed Care Nursing
Array

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