• AHNA now Endorses the Transpersonal Nurse Coaching program offered by Huntington Meditation and Imagery
AHNA recognizes the Transpersonal Nurse Coaching Program, a series of courses worth 87.5 CNE focused on transpersonal communication in nursing, as its newest Endorsed Program. The skills acquired from Transpersonal Nurse Coaching can be used to create a relationship of trust with the patient/client, cultivating awareness, presence and self-knowing, connecting with inner wisdom, establishing patient/client-centered goals, assessing readiness to change, effective communication skills including deep listening, motivational interviewing and appreciative inquiry and active imagination, all to create a deeper connection both with the patient and themselves. Learn more at http://transpersonalnursecoaching.com
• Thank You for Completing the AHNA Membership Survey
AHNA would like to thank the 1049 individuals who took the time to complete the 2017 AHNA Membership Survey. We would also like to congratulate the winners of the incentive prizes for participating!
• American Holistic Nurses Association now Soliciting Workshop Proposals for 2018 Conference
July Webinar- July 19, 2017 at 1:00pm EST Holistic Nursing Research: Where Have We Been and Where Are We Going?
Speaker: Colleen Delaney PhD, RN, AHN-BC; Cynthia Barrere PhD, RN, CNS, AHN-BC, FAAN; Amy Kenefick Moore, PhD, RN, APRN, CNM, FNP-BC; & Ruth McCaffrey, DNP, ARNP, FAAN
• One Day Regional Conference in Pompano Beach, FL
On March 23, 2018 the AHNA will hold a regional conference entitled Holistic Self-Care: Your Secret Power for Enhancing Patient Care in Pompano Beach, FL. Nurses will gain new self-care skills they can use at home or work including: aromatherapy, energy healing, movement, resilience and more.
• AHNA's 2017 Practice Grant Award winner is Northern Westchester Hospital
Northern Westchester Hospital plan to use this grant to create a self-care program for their Oncology Unit staff and nurses that is based on Jean Watson’s Theory of Caring and her Caritas Process. The goal is to support the nursing staff to care for themselves so that they feel more confident and better able to care holistically for their patients.
• AHNA's 2017 Institutional Excellence Award winner is Broward Point
Broward Point was selected thanks to the BHIP Clinical Services’ governance structure that has evolved to recognize the need to develop a dedicated council focused on holistic nursing care and practice and in 2014, the BHIP Holistic Care Council (HCC) was formed. This Council is interdisciplinary and works through transformational leadership. The primary goal is to foster an environment of healing throughout the healthcare environment with an emphasis on interpersonal relationships.
• AHNA's 2017 Holistic Nurse Rising Star is Christine Eaches RN-BC HW-NC
The Holistic Nurse Rising Star award recognizes a new nurse who dedicates themselves to a holistic path and applies creative holistic practices and epitomizes holism in their personal and professional lives. Christine Eaches, served as the perfect example with her practice at the Cardiac Care Unit at Huntington Hospital where she also assists in leading the Holistic Nursing Council.
• AHNA's 2017 Research Grant Award recipient is Dawn Langley-Brady, PhD(C), RN, AHN-BC, CHPN, CCAP
Dawn will use this grant to fund her research project ‘Essential Oils Effect on Chemotherapy-Induced Peripheral Neuropathy Pain in Breast Cancer: A Mixed Methods Study’. The study will look at the hypothesis that a topically-applied Essential Oil blend (containing Curcuma longa, Mentha x piperita, Pelargonium asperum, Piper nigrum, Rosmarinus officinalis ct. cineole, and Zingiber officinale) reduces chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy (CIPN) pain and improves quality-of-life in breast cancer patients.
• 2017 Bea Alley Scholarship recipient is Catherine Szal, RN
This scholarship was named in honor of lifetime AHNA member, Bea Alley, an early leader in holistic nursing, and is intended to keep her memory alive. The scholarship allows students to take part in the wonderful opportunities at conference so that they may expand their holistic education.
• 2017 Charlotte McGuire Graduate Scholarship recipient is Stephanie Hope, RN, BSN, NC-BC
The Charlotte McGuire Scholarship Program was named in honor of AHNA Founder, Charlotte McGuire and is intended to recognize and celebrate upstanding members of the new generation of holistic nurses dedicated to practicing holistic nursing at the graduate levels.
• 2017 Charlotte McGuire Undergraduate Scholarship recipient is Deborah Greenspan, RN, RM, CNHP, CHPN
The Charlotte McGuire Scholarship Program was named in honor of AHNA Founder, Charlotte McGuire and is intended to recognize and celebrate upstanding members of the new generation of holistic nurses dedicated to practicing holistic nursing at the undergraduate.
• AHNA's 2017 Recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award is Noreen Frisch, PhD, RN, FNI, FAAN of Victoria, BC Canada
The Lifetime Achievement Award is given to celebrate the outstanding lifetime achievement in the field of holistic nursing; a way of acknowledging all the holistic nursing work accomplished through sustained participation in AHNA and advancing the specialty practice of holistic nursing.
• AHNA's 2017 Holistic Nurse of the Year is Debra Rose Wilson, PhD, RN, AHN-BC, CHT, of Nashville, Tennessee
The Holistic Nurse of the Year (HNY) award is intended to recognize AHNA members with outstanding innovation and/or a change in the field of holistic nursing. It highlights nurses who have been working in holistic nursing for several years and have demonstrated a commitment towards the Holistic Nursing’s core values.
• Lourdes Lorenz-Miller, DHA-(c), MSN-IH, RN, AHN-BC, NEA-BC installed as the 2017-2019 AHNA President
AHNA is proud to announce that Lourdes Lorenz-Miller, DHA(c), MSN-IH, RN, AHN-BC, NEA-BC was officially instated as the President of the AHNA at the Annual Conference in Rancho Mirage on June 5 - 10th.
• AHNA's 2017 Annual Conference Plenary Speaker is Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation sponsored Christine M. Hopkins, APN, FNP-BC, MSN.
Ms. Hopkins’s presentation, “Understanding the Complex Diagnosis and Needs of People Living with Substance Abuse Disorders,” is on Friday, June 9th at 10:30 am through 11:30 am.
Prior to joining the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation in May 2017, Christine worked in a wide range of settings, with clinical experience in Level I trauma centers and post-acute rehabilitation facilities in the Chicago area. Her clinical practice has allowed her to focus on peri-anesthesia care, acute and chronic pain management, and spine injuries, as well as chronic medical conditions and debilities. Christine’s understanding of a holistic and integrated approach combining medical and psycho-social content allows her to comprehensively address all aspects of the patient’s care. She regards the utilization of a multidisciplinary team approach as the most successful dynamic, creating a cornerstone between herself, her patients and the collaborating team.
• Delight Your Colleagues or Students with the Holistic Nurses' Pain Relief Tools for Patients & Self-Care!
This beautiful quick-reference guide provides 8 core actions and 11 nonpharmacologic pain management nursing interventions that are safe, simple, effective and evidence-based. Use with patients and for your own pain relief, too.
Now through May 12, get the Nurses' Week Gift Pack: 25 Pain Relief Tools for Patients & Self-Care on high quality cardstock in gorgeous glossy color plus 25 Nurture the Nurse from A to Z Bookmarks full of holistic tips for taking care of ourselves! Get 25 gifts for only $12 + shipping! Go to www.ahna.org/Shop/Publications to purchase.
Or go to www.AHNA.org/holistic-pain-tools to download, print, and share this 2-page pdf for free!
• Announcing the Overflow Hotel w/ Shuttle Services for the 2017 AHNA Conference:
The DoubleTree by Hilton Golf Resort Palm Spring Area will be available for lodging as an over-flow hotel location until May 15th, please click the link above for more information.
Room Rate is $139 per night
• ICN Theme for the 2017 International Nurses Day
The International Council of Nurses’ theme for the 2017 International Nurses Day is 2017 - NURSES: A VOICE TO LEAD - ACHIEVING THE SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS. The toolkit, and the accompanying website, video and social media campaign raise awareness both amongst the nursing profession and the general population and policy makers of what the SDGs are and why they matter. This year’s campaign aims to give to all the chance to contribute at their own level and recognize the efforts they already make every day to achieve these goals.
• AHNA's New Website is Now Live!
Our website has been redesigned to
provide a user-friendly experience with improved navigation and functionality, allowing you to
access up to date content with the option to share information across all major social networking
• AHNA Member Jill E. Bormann, PhD, RN, FAAN Designated as Academy Edge Runner by American Academy of Nursing
AHNA member Jill E. Bormann, PhD, RN, FAAN of San Diego, CA received designation as an Academy Edge Runner for her Mantram Repetition Program (MRP): Mind-Body-Spiritual Approach to Symptom and Stress Management by the American Academy of Nursing. The program is the result of her 18 years of research on spirituality's influence on health and has been proven to be a viable non-pharmacological option for treating populations suffering from symptoms of psychological distress.
• Aromatherapy Education Webinar Series Offered by the American Holistic Nurses Association
The American Holistic Nurses Association (AHNA), in response to registered nurses becoming increasingly interested in the use of essential oils in healthcare, is offering a series of three evidence-based aromatherapy webinars that are approved for 1 hour of continuing nursing education
• AHNA Releases First Section of Holistic Pain Relief Toolkit for Nurses
The American Holistic Nurses Association, in response to the chronic pain and opioid abuse epidemic, has released the first section of its Holistic Pain Relief Toolkit. This section of the Toolkit is a 2-page pdf designed to be a quick guide to nursing pain management interventions that are safe, simple and effective. Nurses are encouraged to download, print, and freely share the Holistic Nurses' Pain Relief Tools for Patients & Self-Care with their peers.
• AHNCC releasing Holistic Nursing Role Delineation Study Next Week, Prizes Offered for Completion
AHNCC will release a Holistic Nursing Role Delineation Study
(RDS) next week. This study is vital to EVERYONE who is a Holistic Registered Nurse
or wants to become one. RDS analysis is used to inform the public and other
stakeholders about the work Holistic Nurses do. It is also essential for the
AHNCC to offer nationally accredited and ANCC Magnet recognized certification
exams. Please set aside time to take this survey, for the benefit of all
Holistic Nurses and yourself. Prizes will be awarded for completion.
• AHNA joins call to urge Trump and Congress to place patient health and patient-provider relationships first in health reform
The American Holistic Nurses Association (AHNA) joined 36 of America’s leading nursing organizations to call on the Trump Administration and Congress to prioritize patient health and patient-provider relationships in any health reform proposals. AHNA affirms our commitment to advancing patient-centered health care and health care policies that reflect the best interests of patients and the health of our nation.
• NANDA-I approves the "Imbalanced Energy Field" nursing diagnosis
AHNA is celebrating the NANDA-I vote announced this week approving the “Imbalanced Energy Field” nursing diagnosis submitted in 2016 by the AHNA NANDA-I Energy Task Force chaired by Noreen Frisch PhD, RN, FNI, FAAN. This nursing diagnosis will support registered nurses performing energy modalities in documenting their clients responses. Congratulations to the Task Force members
• SAGE Publishers has new online platform for Journal of Holistic Nursing.
The new system will require ALL AHNA members that want online access to the JHN to register for access, those members with access currently will need to re-register for access.