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The American Holistic Nurses Association (AHNA) would like to take a moment to welcome you to our website.  Here you will find information to assist you in your journey on the path to holistic nursing and holism.  The AHNA is a specialty nursing association serving over 4,500 nurses and other holistic healthcare professionals who's Vision is a world in which nursing nurtures wholeness and inspires peace and healing.  

AHNA is well known as the definitive voice for holistic nursing through continuing education, research, practice, networking, and advocacy.  In late 2006 the American Nurses Association (ANA) recognized Holistic Nursing as an official specialty in nursing, and assisted AHNA in the publishing of the Holistic Nursing Scopes and Standards of Practice. 



AHNCC releasing Holistic Nursing Role Delineation Study Next Week, Prizes Offered for Completion

AHNCC will release a Holistic Nursing Role Delineation Study (RDS) next week. This study is vital to EVERYONE who is a Holistic Registered Nurse or wants to become one. RDS analysis is used to inform the public and other stakeholders about the work Holistic Nurses do. It is also essential for the AHNCC to offer nationally accredited and ANCC Magnet recognized certification exams. Please set aside time to take this survey, for the benefit of all Holistic Nurses and yourself. Prizes will be awarded for completion.

AHNA Energy Healing Modalities Survey for Registered Nurses

Please take 5-10 minutes to take AHNA's Energy Healing Modalities Survey for Registered Nurses. DEADLINE is Friday, March 10th Midnight PST.

This survey was designed by members of the AHNA Research Committee to determine the barriers, prevalence and learning needs related to the implementation and use of energy healing modalities within institutional clinical practice. AHNA will be compiling the survey results to share with AHNA members and non-members as an initial step in assisting with providing resources toward implementation with institutions of energy modalities.

AHNA President Carole Ann Drick to Speak at AHNA Chapter Meeting in Bethany Ct.

Carole Ann Drick, PhD, RN, AHN-BC, AHNA President will speak at the AHNA Chapter Meeting at the Graduate Institute at 171 Amity Rd, Bethany, CT, on Saturday, February 18 at 1 PM. The meeting, hosted by Karen Wexell, RN, MSN, HNB-BC, CSPI, and the University of CT, Avery Point Campus of UCONN chapter, will discuss the topic of Mind, Body Medicine and how it relates to holistic nursing. 

AHNA joins call to urge Trump and Congress to place patient health and patient-provider relationships first in health reform

The American Holistic Nurses Association (AHNA) joined 36 of America’s leading nursing organizations to call on the Trump Administration and Congress to prioritize patient health and patient-provider relationships in any health reform proposals. AHNA affirms our commitment to advancing patient-centered health care and health care policies that reflect the best interests of patients and the health of our nation.

NANDA-I approves the "Imbalanced Energy Field" nursing diagnosis

AHNA is celebrating the NANDA-I vote announced this week approving the “Imbalanced Energy Field” nursing diagnosis submitted in 2016 by the AHNA NANDA-I Energy Task Force chaired by Noreen Frisch PhD, RN, FNI, FAAN. This nursing diagnosis will support registered nurses performing energy modalities in documenting their clients responses.  Congratulations to the Task Force members 

SAGE Publishers has new online platform for Journal of Holistic Nursing. 
The new system will require ALL AHNA members that want online access to the JHN to register for access, those members with access currently will need to re-register for access. 


NEW AHNA Soft Launch of Website Redesign

AHNA soft-launched its new Website. 

AHNA staff have been working diligently to redesign and reformat the website for launch, however, there are still a number of pages that are being finished.  On Tuesday this week, we had to take down the SHOP for a short time, but the SHOP is now working again. 

Finishing the remaining pages and redesigning content, where needed, is a priority.  We have 60 pages up and 16 still under construction.  


Sunday, March 26, 2017 - Chicago Chapter Meeting, Chicago, IL

Tuesday, March 28th - Western New York Chapter of the AHNA Meeting, Kenmore, NY

Friday, March 31, 2017 - AHNA Regional Conference- Holistic Self-Care: Your Secret Power for Enhancing Patient Care Columbus, OH

Saturday, April 1, 2017 - AHNA Elections Nomination forms available for download

Wednesday, April 5th, 2017- San Diego Chapter Meeting of the AHNA, San Diego, CA

Saturday, April 15, 2017 - Due Date: AHNA CMG Scholarship, HN Rising Star, HNY, Lifetime Achievement, and Service Awards

Tuesday, April 11, 2017 - Charlotte, NC Network- Holistic Health Network Meeting, Charlotte, NC 

Sunday, April 16, 2017 - Late Registration begins for the 2017 Annual Conference

Saturday, April 22, 2017IPMT International Postgraduate Medical Training Sacramento, CA

Saturday, April 22, 2017 - Philadelphia Area Network Chapter Meeting, Willow Grove, PA

Friday, April 28-30, 2017 - Renewal Retreat for Nurses Phoenix, AZ

Friday, May 12, 2017 - AHNA Regional Conference- Holistic Self-Care: Your Secret Power for Enhancing Patient Care Madison, CT

Friday, May 12-14, 2017 Tampa Bay Chapter Event

Sunday, May 14, 2017 - Last Day to book your hotel room for 2017 conference at a rate of $139 at the Westin Mission Hills Resort & Spa

Monday, June 5, 2017 - 2017 Annual Conference Begins

Friday, September 8, 2017 - AHNA Regional Conference- Holistic Self-Care: Your Secret Power for Enhancing Patient Care Rochester, MN

Friday, September 15, 2017 - Due Date: AHNA Annual Elections Nomination forms

Wednesday, November 1, 2017 - AHNA Annual Elections Voting Begins

Thursday, November 30, 2017 - AHNA Annual Elections Voting Ends