"Caring is the essence of nursing" -Jean Watson

Maureen Gaynor, MSN, APRN, AHN-BC, PMHCNS-BC

Assistant Professor
Nursing Program

Master of Science, Mental Health/Psychiatric Nursing: Stony Brook University

Courses Taught:
RN to BS and MSN courses hybrid/online and 100% online
NR 300: Transition to Baccalaureate Nursing
NR 490: Leadership Practicum
NR 320: Evidence Based Practice

Areas of Expertise:
Holistic Nursing Modalities especially Guided Imagery, Mindfulness Meditation and their role in promoting healing in diverse patient populations

Research Interests:
Cognitive Disorders: primarily Alzheimer’s disease; Holistic Nursing Modalities: guided imagery, meditation and its’ effect on the mind-body-spirit; Psychoneuroimmunology; Depression in Women, Resilience and Hope

Publications and Presentations:
Gaynor, M., Potter, M., Kazanowski, M.K. (2011). The role of healing and holistic nursing in the palliation of suffering. Palliative Care Nursing: Caring for Suffering Patients. Sudbury MA: Jones & Bartlett.

Gaynor, M. (pending). Cognitive and organic mental disorders. Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing: From Suffering to Hope. New Jersey; Pearson-Prentice Hall

Professional Memberships:
National League of Nursing
Sigma Theta Tau – Epsilon Tau Chapter International Honor Society of Nurses
American Association of College of Nursing

Conferences Attended:
NLNAC Self Study Workshop 2013
November 4, 2011: Holistic Nursing Strategies to Enhance Well-Being
September 23, 2011: 16th Annual Northeast Regional Psychiatric Nursing Conference
March 25, 2011: 1st Annual New England Holistic Nursing Conference
March 11, 2011: Tour of the Brain
September 23, 2010: 15th Annual Northeast Regional Psychiatric Nursing Conference
October 1 & 2, 2009: 14th Annual Northeast Regional Psychiatric Nursing Conference
June 1-3, 2009: 17th Annual Conference for Nurse Educators in Practice Settings and Schools of Nursing
May 13, 2009: NH Mental Symposium 2009- The Brain and Behavior

May 16 & 17 2010: Relay for Life: Sponsored by the American Cancer Society, Lebanon, NH
October 17, 2010: Making Strides against Breast Cancer, Manchester, NH: Sponsored by the American Cancer Society, Student Nurses’ Association, Saint Anselm College

Personal Interests:
Traveling, visiting family, golf, cross country skiing