Journeying in the Masters in Nursing Education program, my holistic focus is to validate, and publish holistic nursing education theory and curricula. The art and science of nursing are foundations of this sacred work.
Having practiced holistic nursing since I was a sophomore in nursing school, I joined AHNA to find a nurturing community of like-minded professionals and mentors to lead the way. My goal was to effectively weave holistic principals into my work, life, and the community.
Having found that community, I want to give back and have stepped up to service. Since the 2012 AHNA Conference, I have presented at the podium, 2 posters, and lead morning laughter activities. I am a member of the EPC JHN team and the 2018 Conference Planning Committee. Service is challenging, humbling, and supports my actualization.
As healthcare reform creates massive shifts in practice, mandates values-based reimbursement, and use of evidenced-based interventions, holistic nurses are on the front line. Through the promotion of health, wellness, relationship-based care, and the integration of evidenced-based, complementary modalities, holistic nurses are affecting change locally, nationally and internationally. Our association, requires strong leadership with a global world view.
As a member of the Nominating Committee, I will continue to grow as a servant leader. I will fulfill the leader, educator, collaborator and investigator roles as I work with the committee members to introduce the candidates in the best light, during yearly elections. As a change agent and advocate, I will promote our core values, goals, standards, and will support our members in all their endeavors.