Candidate for Board of Directors
Marci L. Resnicoff RN, BSN, BA, HNB-BC
Assistant Nurse Care Coordinator at the Lutheran Medical Center
Brooklyn, New York
Marci Resnicoff RN, BSN, BA, HNB-BC balances overseeing a 30-bed rehabilitation unit in an acute hospital at night as the Assistant Nurse Care Coordinator, being the primary nurse of a district of patients. She frequently is the liaison between her staff and the unit manager to ensure that communication is clear and changes on the unit are implemented smoothly. As the only board-certified Holistic Nurse in the hospital, Marci has created and implemented a Rehab and Relaxation program on her unit in which she works individually with patients to use breath-work, movement and guided imagery to improve sleep and decrease anxiety and pain. Within the hospital, she teaches Body-Mind-Spirit self-care tools to RNs, NAs, and unit clerks as part of a larger Relationship Centered Care (RCC) staff education day. Her volunteer hospital projects include development and implementation of a Wellness Day for the Emergency Department. She leads a weekly mindful meditation class for staff and hospital visitors and assists in the implementation of a research project on meditation. Prior to her work as an Assistant Nurse Care Coordinator, Ms. Resnicoff was a staff nurse on a Medical-Surgical Unit specializing in trauma and surgery patients. She is also a Reiki Master practitioner and teacher; her clients include all ages.
Marci is currently serving as Practice Coordinator for the AHNA, overseeing a very active committee who help implement the project goals for the year. She is also involved in writing Practice Policy and white papers about key issues, developing Task Forces and ensuring the carry- through on projects. Marci just wrote her first Beginnings article for the upcoming October, 2013 issue.
HNB-BC, Integrative Healing Arts Program, a Certificate Program for Holistic Nursing through The BirchTree Center for Healthcare Transformation, 2010
BSN, State University of New York at Downstate Medical Center, 2007
BA in Psychology, Connecticut College, 1988
American Holistic Nurses Association
Federation of Nurses
Actors’ Equity Association
It is an honor and privilege to be your Practice Coordinator on the Board. The Practice Committee has been extremely active. We are working to develop practice policies and connect with all 50 state nursing boards to ensure that holistic nursing gets a seat at the table as healthcare continues to evolve. In addition, we are working to assist and connect with members about all aspects of Practice. A few projects are creating Holistic Practice Models for member website access, connecting members through Community Building Calls, implementing a Practice Grant, creating the Institutional Award for Holistic Excellence and organizing Regional Self-Care Conferences.
I came to nursing as a second career, hoping to bring my holistic work in meditation and Reiki to a larger population. Discovering AHNA, I was thrilled to find like-minded nurses. I became involved with the Practice Committee, working on some of the aforementioned projects prior to becoming Practice Coordinator.
As a former actor, who balanced performing with other jobs, I offer my experience as the producer of a solo show, a paralegal, and as both staff member and volunteer at not-for-profit organizations. As AHNA continues to grow, I am excited to be a part of the journey and hope to continue to serve as we ensure that AHNA remains an organization on the forefront of wellness and holism.