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Rizalina "Nena" Bonuel, PhD, RN, CCRN, CNS, ACNS-BC

Instructor in Allied Health Sciences, Institute for Academic Medicine
Instructor, Research Institute
Houston Methodist


Biography

Nena Bonuel has 25 years of critical care experience and has done diverse roles in the clinical practice setting. She is currently a Clinical Nurse Specialist at Houston Methodist Hospital, well versed in educational program development, outcomes management projects incorporating evidence-based nursing practices and mentoring staff nurses in professional development. She is also an Adjunct faculty at Texas Woman´s University (TWU) and the Prairie View University A & M University College of Nursing. Dr. Bonuel is actively involved in four professional organizations including Association of Critical Care Nurses, Philippine Nurses Association of Metropolitan Houston, Sigma Theta Tau, and the Texas Nurses Association. She has done numerous abstracts both oral and poster presentations in regional, national, and international conferences. Nena Bonuel is also an invited speaker in both local and national conferences.

Description of Research

Major Areas of Research
Environmental Healthcare Design, Transplantation and Cultural Competency.

The main focus of Dr. Bonuel´s current research is applies descriptive phenomenology guided by Husserlian philosophy to characerize the experiences of the transplant nurses caring for renal transplant patients in an acuity-adaptable patient room.

Publications

Acuity-adaptable patient room improves length of stay and cost of patients undergoing renal transplant: A pilot study
Bonuel, N, Degracia, A & Cesario, S 2013, Critical Care Nursing Quarterly, vol 36, no. 2, pp. 181-194. DOI:

Experiences of the transplant nurses caring for renal transplant patients in an acuity-adaptable patient room
Bonuel, N & Cesario, SK 2013, Critical Care Nursing Quarterly, vol 36, no. 2, pp. 195-212. DOI:

Review of the literature: Acuity-adaptable patient room
Bonuel, N & Cesario, S 2013, Critical Care Nursing Quarterly, vol 36, no. 2, pp. 251-273. DOI:

A new concept of inpatient care acuity-adaptable patient room decreases length of stay and cost - results of a pilot study
Bonuel, N, deGracia, A & Cesario, S 2012, . in Toward Healthcare Resource Stewardship. Nova Science Publishers, Inc. pp. 115-138.

Best practice fall prevention strategies CATCH!
Bonuel, N, Manjos, A & Gray-Becknell, T 2011, Critical Care Nursing Quarterly, vol 34, no. 2, pp. 154-158. DOI:

The need for critical care nursing skills in an acuity-adaptable care delivery system
Bonuel, N, Cesario, S & Cabading, AD 2010, Critical Care Nursing Quarterly, vol 33, no. 4, pp. 356-360. DOI:

Methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) prevention through facility-wide culture change
Bonuel, N, Byers, P & Gray-Becknell, T 2009, Critical Care Nursing Quarterly, vol 32, no. 2, pp. 144-148. DOI: