American Holistic Nurses Association Releases Newly Revised Scope and Standards for Holistic Nursing


Contact:  Lynne Nemeth, American Holistic Nurses Association,,  (800) 278-2462 Ext. 17

Flagstaff, Ariz. – The American Holistic Nurses Association (AHNA) has just released the newly revised Holistic Nursing: Scope and Standards of Practice, the first such revision since 2005.  Co-published with the American Nurses Association (ANA), the new publication reflects the recognition of holistic nursing as an “official nursing specialty” by the ANA.  

Holistic Nursing: Scope and Standards of Practice is a foundational volume that articulates the essentials of holistic nursing, its activities and accountabilities at all practice levels and settings.  The goal of this specialty practice is to treat and heal the whole person – by recognizing the interconnectedness of body, mind, spirit, and environment.  The book reflects the diverse activities in which holistic nurses are engaged and serves holistic nurses in their professional and personal lives.  Contents include an overview and history of holistic nursing, core values of the profession, educational preparation necessary, standards of practice, and standards of professional performance as well as references and information about complementary and alternative modalities (CAM).

Holistic Nursing: Scope and Standards of Practice serves as an essential resource for nurses, other care providers, educators, researchers, administrators and those in funding, legal, policy and regulatory activities. To order the book: Holistic Nursing: Scope and Standards.
Founded in 1981, AHNA is a non-profit membership association of 3500 nurses and other holistic healthcare professionals with headquarters in Flagstaff, Arizona.  AHNA promotes the education of nurses, other healthcare professionals, and the public in all aspects of holistic caring and healing, serving as a bridge between conventional medicine and complementary and alternative healing practices.  For more information:


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