Candidate for Nominating Committee

Deborah S. Flournoy PhD, APRN, FNP-BC, CNS-P/MH
Associate Professor, Graduate Program
Texas A&M University, Corpus Christie College of Nursing & Health Sciences
New Boston, Texas 

Deborah S. Flournoy, PhD, APRN, FNP-BC, CNS-P/MH, is currently an Associate Professor in the Nursing Graduate Program at the Texas A & M College of Nursing and Health in Corpus Christi, TX. She earned her Bachelor’s at the University of Texas School of Nursing with highest honors; a Master’s in Psychiatric Nursing at the University of Wisconsin; and a Ph.D. in Nursing from Texas Woman’s University; and finished the Family Nurse Practitioner Post-Master’s Program at Northwestern State University. She is a long standing AHNA Charter Member and is currently a member of AHNA’s Educational Approval Committee. She reviewed research posters in 2011 and peer-reviewed workshop presentations for the AHNA Annual Conference in 2013. Deborah is an ANCC Certified Family Nurse Practitioner and has owned and operated a family practice before going back into teaching. She has extensive experience as a nursing faculty member, and is very active on the Texas A & M campus as a member of three departmental committees, the MSN Curriculum, the BSN, and the Graduate Nursing Scholarship Committee. Deborah is also heavily involved in research and presentations, both her own and her graduate students. Her leadership experience includes Director of Nursing and Director of Patient Care Services at University Park Hospital and Director/Graduate Studies and Research in Nursing at Northwestern State University.

BSN, University of Texas System School of Nursing, Austin, Texas
MS Psychiatric Nursing, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin
PhD Nursing, Texas Woman’s University, Denton, Texas
Post-Masters, Family Nurse Practitioner, Northwestern State University, Shreveport, Louisiana

Organizational Membership
American Nurses Association
American Academy of Nurse Practitioner
Texas Nurse Practitioners
American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists
Sigma Theta Tau 

Position Statement
Since becoming a charter member of AHNA, I have been convinced that holistic nursing IS nursing as Miss Nightingale envisioned it.  Using all the resources at our disposal to help others achieve the best possible state, regardless of where they currently are on the health continuum, has been my goal for many years. When I was able to open my own practice, A Woman’s Place, I was able to expand my use of holism and became known for that in my area of Northeast Texas. 

As an educator, I have promoted the recognition and use of holism since the late 1970’s.  I created courses at several universities to promote the recognition and use of holistic nursing and they were enthusiastically endorsed by university students and community members alike.

My goal in running for the Nominations Committee is to serve the members of AHNA.


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