RN Bio for Aila Accad, RN, MSN

About Aila Accad, RN, MSN

         With 40 years of education and experience in the areas of nursing, personal and interpersonal growth, Aila Accad synthesizes huge amounts of information into simple principles and effective tools & that everyone can use!

Aila is a registered nurse, with Bachelor and Master of Science degrees in Nursing. She is an award-winning speaker, best-selling author of two books and numerous articles, certified well-being coach and nurse entrepreneur who founded of LifeQuest International, LLC, which specializes in unique Stress-Busting techniques that produce rapid, profound and lasting health results.

She is a past president and current 2nd vice-president of the West Virginia Nurses Association, past board member of the Charleston Area Chamber of Commerce, adjunct faculty at West Virginia University School Of Nursing. Aila has received the Business Woman of the Year Award, WVU School of Nursing Golden Grad Award, Distinguished Toastmaster and acceptance into the National Speakers Association. Her biography appears in Who's Who in American Nursing and Who's Who of Women Executives.

Best Selling Books:
34 Instant Stress-Busters, Quick tips to de-stress fast with no extra time or money, Flowing Owl Press, 2009

Living in the Now, part of the best selling Wake-Up Live the Life You Love series, Little Seed Press, 2009

Ten Instant Stress Busters, e-book
The De-Stress ToolBox™, 4 DVDs and Step-by-Step Guide
Breaking through the Perfection Myth, video & guide
Weight No More™ TeleCoaching Program, 5-week course
Guided Meditations, Volume One, a six CD set
De-Stress Tips & News, monthly e-zine

Link to Radio and News interviews

Accad, A (2008). Nurse De-Stressing Tips Part 3 –The Emotions”, WV Nurse, Vol. 11, Number 2, May – June - July, 2008, pp 4-5.
----(2008) “Nurse De-Stressing Tips Part 2 –The Mind”, WV Nurse, Vol. 11, Number 1, February-March, 2008, pp 4-5.
----(2007), “Nurse De-Stressing Tips Part 1 – The Body”, WV Nurse, Vol. 10, Number 4, November, December, 2007, January 2008, pp 4-5.

(Written under previous name)
Banonis, B. (1995). Metaphors in the practice of the human becoming theory. In Parse, R. Illuminations: the human becoming theory in practice and research, National League for Nursing Press, New York.
------ (1989). “The lived experience of recovering from addiction.” Nursing Science Quarterly, Spring
------ (1988). “Networking a nurse consulting business.” Nurses Network, Winter, 22-5.
------(1987). “The occupational health nurse and the Vietnam Veteran: integrating theory into practice.” AAOHN Journal, 35, (2), 65-8.
------(1981). Grounded research study on factors of family strength. In Family Strengths 3, roots of well-being, University of Nebraska Press.
------(1978). The community health nurse as an agent in primary prevention. In National Center for Alcohol Education, The community health nurse and alcohol related problems, Rockville, MD: NIAAA.

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Professional Nursing Positions:
LifeQuest International – Professional speaker, trainer, author and well-being coach – 1978 to present
President, WV Nurses Association
Adjunct Faculty, WV University School of Nursing
Instructor, WV University School of Nursing, RN to BSN Program
Satellite Instructor for the WV Consortium for Nursing Education
Founder, WV Nurse Care Network, Peer Assistance Program
Employee Assistance Professional and Addiction Counselor
Occupational Health Consultant, State of Delaware
Public Health Nurse, Wilmington, Delaware
Head Nurse, Autistic Children's Research Unit, Eastern Pennsylvania School Hospital

Professional Nursing Memberships:
American Nurses Association, 1969 to present
Sigma Theta Tau, National Nursing Honor Society
American Holistic Nurses Association
National Nurses In Business Association

Recent Health and Education Clients:
Alzheimer's Association
American College of Nurse-Midwives
Charleston Area Medical Center
Edgewood Summit, Independent & Assisted Living Programs
Fort Hill Child Development Center
HospiceCare Incorporated
Hospice of Southern WV
Kanawha County Schools
Lewis County Schools
National Association of Social Workers
National Multiple Sclerosis Society
Palliative Care Conference
Piedmont Behavioral Health Conference,North Carolina
WV Health Care Association
WV Medical Society Women's Auxillary
WV Nursing Leadership Institute
WV Nurses Association
WV State University
WV University, School of Nursing
WV Women Infant Children Program

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