Candidate for Board of Directors                                          

Kimberly Holden PhD, MPH, RN
Director of Operations 
Health at Home 
Christiana, Tennessee 

Kimberly Holden PhD, MPH, RN, earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Education from the University of Tennessee, her Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing from Belmont University, her Masters from the University of Alabama, and her Doctorate from Barry University. She is currently an instructor in Cookeville, Tennessee at the Tennessee Technological University, where she teaches in the Regents Online Degree Program for students seeking their Masters in Nursing. She’s been a member of AHNA since 2006. In her 20-plus year career, Kimberly has been a staff nurse, an occupational health nurse, a field nurse, program coordinator, nurse coordinator, and an instructor at many schools. She is a Basic Life Support Instructor trainer, certified coach/mentor, was part of the Patient Aligned Care Implementation Team, and is a certified Fellow coach/mentor member of Veteran Affairs. She’s also been a presenter many times, including this year when she was a co-presenter at the Regents Online Degree Program Summer Conference.

Bachelors of Science in Education, Public Health and Health Education, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee
BSN, Belmont University, Nashville, Tennessee
Master of Public Health in Epidemiology, University of Alabama, Birmingham, Alabama
PhD in Nursing, Barry University, Miami, Florida

Organizational Membership
American Nurses Association
Tennessee Nurses Association
National Wellness Institute
Sigma Theta Tau
Veterans Affairs Certified Fellow Mentor
Association of Nursing Professional Development

Position Statement
Hello. I am Dr. Kim Holden. My background is public health and nursing. Nursing has taught me to look at the whole person (mind, body, spirit). I believe by teaching people to stay healthy, their overall health is enhanced. It is amazing to see how coaching sessions turn a person’s illness into positivity. That is why I am addressing you today.

Over the past 9 years, I have watched our organization grow. As a candidate for Nominating Committee, I will do my best to keep nursing issues at the forefront of our industry and help facilitate viable solutions. I love holistic nursing as well as helping people to become enlightened to their complete health and wellbeing.

While at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center, I was involved in project development to increase services for female veterans. I have also developed a series of stress management classes. Currently I serve as a Peer Reviewer for the AHNA and as Conference Chair for the AHNA 2016 Conference.

From healer to coach to mentor, holistic nursing has a purpose! With my commitment and drive, let me show you how we can move our specialty forward. Let me be on your Nomination Committee!


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