|Candidate for Board of Directors
Colleen G. Delaney, PhD, RN, AHN-BC
University of Connecticut
Colleen Delaney, PhD, RN, AHN-BC, has been an Associate Professor at the University of Connecticut since 2007. She is the author of over 30 journal articles and book chapters in the areas of holistic nursing, heart failure, and depression in older adults.
Prior to her work with the University of Connecticut, Colleen was an Associate Professor and the RN-BS coordinator at Western Connecticut State University and the Cardiac Coordinator at both the Omni Home Health Services, Inc., and VNA Health Care Inc. She has been a Visiting Nurse at Bristol VNA and staff nurse at Hartford Hospital in Hartford, Connecticut. In 2013 she received the Beverly Koerner Outstanding Alumni Award for Education in Nursing, 2010-Health Care Partner of the Year VNA Health Care Inc., and the Nightingale Award from Western Connecticut State University, among many others.
Colleen currently teaches both undergraduate and graduate programs. In the undergraduate program she teaches Public Health Nursing and in the graduate program she teaches Nursing Research. Her responsibilities include teaching, research, service and advisement for both programs.
Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2008 University of Connecticut
PhD in Nursing, 2003 University of Connecticut
MS in Community Health Nursing, 1998 University of Connecticut
BS in Nursing, 1980 University of Connecticut
American Association of Heart Failure Nurses
American Holistic Nurses Association
Gerontological Society of America
Eastern Nurses Research Society
Connecticut Association of Public Health Nurses
International Association of Human Caring
AHNA has arrived at a pivotal point in our history and is poised and ready to emerge as a powerful influence on national health care. I have been an active and devoted member of AHNA since 2000. I am passionate about holistic nursing education and research and empowering nurses to integrate holism across all practice settings. I have dedicated my career to facilitating a shift in nursing and healthcare that is grounded in holism focused on person-centered care and health and healing, and assisting patients to evoke their maximum potential.
I have had the privilege of serving on AHNA research and education committees and have presented my research at several conferences over the past 13 years. The past year on the BOD has provided me with a solid foundation in AHNA leadership. It has been a year of transformation and our association is stronger than ever. I am excited about the future of AHNA and the positive effect we can have on society. If elected, I will bring my commitment to nurturing and supporting AHNA members, expertise in holistic education and research, and my vision to contribute to AHNA’s continued growth and visibility, to the role of Board of Directors-at-Large.