Candidate for Board of Directors
Margaret O. King, PhD, RN-BC, AHN-BC, CNL
Associate Director Undergraduate Program
School of Nursing
Margaret O’Brien King, PhD, RN-BC, AHN-BC, CNL is currently the Associate Director of the Undergraduate Program, School of Nursing at Xavier University. She has been the Co-chair of the Consortium of Nurse Educators and is a member of both the Education and Research Committees. Margaret has been a Sharing Circle Facilitator at the AHNA Annual Convention for numerous years and is now sharing the leadership position with two members. She has been a chair and contributor of numerous committees at Xavier University and has been an active member of Sigma Theta Tau serving both as Counselor and Vice President.
While teaching both undergraduate and graduate courses, Margaret is responsible for monitoring the inclusion of holistic and integrative therapy content within the Xavier University nursing curriculum and oversees the program in order to maintain current curriculum content, objectives and evaluations that meet State and National accreditors. She assists the Director with the orientation and evaluation of adjunct faculty while observing and coaching adjunct faculty in order to sustain the school’s philosophy of holistic nursing.
PhD in the Study of Natural Health, Clayton College, Birmingham, Alabama
MS, Community/Rehabilitation Nursing, Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio
BSN, Nursing, Loyola University, Chicago, Illinois
Consortium of Nurse Educators
Sigma Theta Tau, Beta Iota & Omicron-Omicron Chapters
Mercy Neighborhood Ministries
Boys & Girls Club of Greater Cincinnati
Madisonville Education Assistance Center
The heart connection with patients and families is essential for exceptional care. Awareness of this relationship has impacted my practice as well as my interactions with all individuals. Holistic Nursing has transformed my life and influenced my passion for nursing.
Leadership Standard 12 of the Holistic Nursing Scope and Standards of Practice states that the holistic nurse “Demonstrates a commitment to continuous lifelong learning, education and personal growth for self and others” (AHNA and ANA, 2013). I believe my past accomplishments with holistic nursing validate my lifelong learning and continued growth and will support the compelling work of the AHNA leadership. Through shared leadership, I will be able to impact the organization by being attentive to the parameters of the various programs and activities. Additionally, I can better support the members of AHNA to continue to transform healthcare delivery by promoting quality and safety improvements and the development of therapeutic environments while being attentive to the holistic nature of self and others. I believe my holistic way of being, present to self and others, integrated with strong leadership and practical skills, will effectively benefit all members of the organization, assist others along their personal journeys and promote health care for the greatest good of all.