Candidate for Board of Directors

Margaret O. King PhD, RN-BC, AHN-BC, CNL, BSN

Associate Director Undergraduate Program

School of Nursing

Xavier University

Loveland, Ohio

Margaret (Maggie) O’Brien King, PhD, RN-BC, AHN-BC, CNL is currently a Professor and Associate Director of the Undergraduate Program, School of Nursing at Xavier University where she has been a faculty member for the past 27 years. She has been the Co-chair of the Consortium of Nurse Educators and is presently a member of the Education Committee writing the continuing education questions for a select article in every Beginnings issue. She hopes you find the questions useful. Maggie 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 presented workshops and posters and has been asked to serve on the Awards Committee for the past two years. Having published and or reviewed more than 30 articles, contributed to 12 text chapters, given 26 paper and 12 poster presentations related to holistic nursing, leadership, gerontology and education, she was appointed Associate Editor for the Journal of Holistic Nursing.

While teaching both undergraduate and graduate courses, Maggie is responsible for monitoring the inclusion of holistic and integrative therapy content within Xavier University’s nursing curriculum and oversees the implementation of holistic nursing in order to maintain its status as one of 13 endorsed programs through American Holistic Nurses Certification Committee.  She oversees the program 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 and new faculty, while observing and coaching faculty in order to sustain the school’s philosophy of holistic nursing. She has developed elective courses in holistic nursing and integrative therapies which are most popular with the students.

PhD in Natural Health, Clayton College, Birmingham, Alabama
MS, Community/Rehabilitation Nursing, Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio
MEd, Curriculum & Administration, Loyola University, Chicago, Illinois
BSN, Nursing, Loyola University, Chicago, Illinois

Organizational Membership
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
OKI Gerontological Nursing Association

Position Statement
It has been a privilege to be a member of the Education Committee and work with extraordinary people. The committee is making an effort to bring the best holistic nursing information to the members while extending an opportunity to gain continuing education credit. This endeavor affords me the possibility to support the advancement of holistic nursing and make a difference in all individuals.

Holistic nursing has transformed my life and influenced my passion for nursing by enriching my practice and teaching career. I have promoted holistic nursing across all practice settings and encouraged students and nurses to use self-care. AHNA expects the holistic nurse to demonstrate a commitment to continuous, lifelong learning, education and personal growth for self and others. I believe my past accomplishments with holistic nursing activities, presentations, committee work and publications validate my lifelong learning and continued growth. I envision these experiences continuing and further supporting the compelling work of the AHNA leadership.

If elected, I believe through shared leadership, I will be able to impact the organization by being attentive to the work and needs of the numerous programs and committees. I can further support the members of AHNA to continue to transform healthcare delivery by nurturing and supporting the members through my expertise in holistic education and research.


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