Francie Halderman, RN, BSN, HN-BC

Francie is a Practice Consultant and Director for a healthcare practice that integrates modalities for chronic and acute pain, and she provides oversight of clinical, financial, and operational aspects of the practice.  Francie has a rich nursing career, serving as a program consultant at the Penn Program for Mindfulness and Stress Management in Philadelphia, the National Director of Quality Management for OmniCare, Inc. (1995-2003) responsible for creating and implementing a national QM program for multiple lines of business that serviced 260,000 customer annually in 42 states nationwide.  Her early nursing career was at the Jewish Hospital of Cincinnati where she worked in the cardiac intensive care and bone marrow transplant units and it was there that she began her holistic nursing path, practicing patient care from a body-mind-spirit foundation.  In addition to AHNCC recognition as a certified holistic nurse, Francie is certified in HeartMath Biofeedback Interventions, Therapeutic Yoga, Positive Psychology (University of Pennsylvania), and Rachel Remen Training Programs including Finding Meaning in Medicine I, Finding Meaning in Medicine, and Utilizing the Healing Power of Story.  She has lectured extensively in quality related topics including creating a culture of safety, and mind-body-spirit topics Resilience, and Mindfulness Meditation & Positive Psychology.  She is a contributing chapter author for the newly released Holistic nursing: A handbook for practice. 6th Ed., and recently published “Joining forces: An overview of Veteran trauma and holistic nursing in the October 2012 issue of Beginnings.  

Volunteering activities of Francie include Habitat for Humanity, Coalition for One Voice a women’s spiritual group furthering non-denominational dialogue and service that she created in New York, NY, and serving as a board member of Transition Town Media in Media, PA that is a 501(c)3 that promotes wellness.  She is also a member of Sigma Theta Tau International.


Booth Hospital Practical Nursing School, Practical Nursing Diploma, Florence, Kentucky 1983.
Northern Kentucky University, Associate of Science Degree in Nursing, Highland Heights, Kentucky 1993.
Eastern University, Bachelors of Science in Nursing, AHNCC endorsed RN-BSN program, St. David’s, Pennsylvania 2011.
University of Colorado, MSN student in the Innovation in Leadership and Administration program, Denver, CO.

State of Belief
At this pivotal time, positioning the AHNA as a healthcare leader with a “seat at the table” to affect national decision-making is essential and involves multiple steps. As a former national director of nursing responsible for transforming care in 42 states, I have extensive experience in how this is accomplished.   Additionally, I have 25 years of holistic service background as a practitioner and consultant for hospitals establishing integrative health programs.  I have been a featured presenter at numerous national venues and am a contributing author for the 6th edition of Holistic nursing: A handbook for practice.
    If elected, I will:   
•    Provide professional tools for members that will empower them to promote their work
•    Enact targeted strategies to increase membership base
•    Ensure transparent, collaborative, and accountable relationships within the AHNA while upholding the heart of holistic nursing
•    Break down silos and collaborate with leaders in multiple disciplines and organizations
•    Build upon key relationships with national policy-makers and agency leaders to influence the direction of healthcare
    Holistic care immensely enriched my own life as a young survivor of invasive cancer. Out of this lifelong love and calling, I would humbly and tirelessly serve the AHNA.  Thank you.


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