Debra Ann Kahnen BSN, RN, CMSRN

Debra Kahnen has been a certified MedSurg nurse since 2005. She is the Healthy Practice Environments editor for MedSurg Matters. Debra works as a Nursing Supervisor at Baylor Scott and White Health, where she observed the effects of stress on herself and her staff. Inspired to make a difference, she focused on her work as a Mindfulness Teacher and Researcher and studied ways to help the nursing staff she worked with. She is currently doing an IRB study, "The Effects of Mindfulness and Self Regulation in the Treatment of Chronic Pain." In partnership with her co-presenter Bethlyn an App entitled "Stress Busters/Resilience Boosters" was developed for the nursing staff in the Baylor Scott and White health care system.