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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – March 1, 2010

Contact: Anna Schoner, American Holistic Nurses Association, advertise@ahna.org, (800) 278-2462 Ext. 19

30th Annual AHNA Conference – Re-Visioning Environment: Creating a Habitat for Healing

Flagstaff, Ariz. – The American Holistic Nurses Association (AHNA) is holding their 30th Annual Conference, Re- Visioning Environment: Creating a Habitat for Healing, June 3-6, 2010 at the Crowne Plaza in Colorado Springs, Co.  Attendees will learn about holistic health therapies and reflective practice from nursing and health experts. Up to 24.5 contact hours are available for nurses.* More information about the conference can be found at www.ahna.org/tabid/1200/default.aspx

AHNA’s conference coincides with the celebration of 2010 International Year of the Nurse (2010 IYNurse). AHNA Executive Director Jeanne Crawford explains, “We are celebrating a pivotal moment in nursing. As the demand for whole-person/ patient-centered care grows, AHNA celebrates 30 years and the International Year of the Nurse. We are proud to be a 2010 IYNurse event, in recognition and support of the eight U.N. Millennium Development Goals.”

The conference will offer attendees an enticing and educational roster of workshops, speakers, fellowship and, of course, wonderful exhibitors.

Keynote speakers include:
Jean Watson, PhD, RN, AHN- BC, FAAN - Founder of the original center for Human Caring in Colorado and the International Caritas Consortium, a network of systems using caring theory to transform practitioners and systems. Her work has led to the Caritas Model of Caring Sciences. Dr. Watson is a renowned nurse-theorist, a widely published author, and is the founder of the Watson Caring Science Institute.

Janet F. Quinn PhD, RN, FAAN - AHNA’s 1990 Holistic Nurse of the Year; InterSpiritual spiritual guide in private practice and director of the Touching Body, Tending Soul™ program. Dr. Quinn speaks and consults internationally on such topics as: healing, re-visioning the nursing shortage, integrative medicine/nursing, Therapeutic Touch, and nursing as spiritual practice.  She is the director of HaelanWorks and Associate Professor (adjunct) at the University of Colorado, School of Nursing.

The purpose of this conference is to explore personal, communal and global environments as a means for creating an emerging framework for healing that incorporates inner peace and hope. Holistic nurses will leave this conference with a deepened awareness and wholeness of our internal and external environments and revered commitment to out collective voice for healing. Attendees will also enjoy early morning activities such as Yoga and Qigong and can participate in an auction and Masked Banquet.

All are welcome to attend: nurses, educators, administrators, and other healthcare practitioners from all specialties. Experience the healing value of holistic community, networks, sharing circles and mentorship. Conference attendees will receive free one-year, digital subscriptions to two professional journals from InnoVision Health Media: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine, and Integrative Medicine: a Clinicians Journal

The conference brochure can be downloaded at www.ahna.org/Portals/4/docs/Conference/brochure.pdf

AHNA, founded in 1981, advocates a mind-body-spirit-emotion approach to heal nurses, patients, and the healthcare system.  We promote and advance holistic healthcare through professional development, advocacy, research and education. Holistic nursing was recognized by the American Nurses Association as an official nursing specialty with defined scope and standards of practice in 2006.  For more information: www.ahna.org

The American Holistic Nurses Association’s Education Provider Committee is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission (ANCC) on Accreditation.  Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider # 10442.

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