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AHNA goes International

We invite you to help AHNA welcome our international chapters as they help us advance a whole-person approach to healthcare that includes the empowerment of nurses, patients and families through community-building, advocacy, education and research. We don't want to stop with just North America though. Already, the AHNA has members across the seas in Africa, Asia, Australia and Europe. Our members have ties to South America and many of the islands and we're always looking to help these locations start their own chapters of the Holistic Nurses Association. 

AHNA policy states that any individual who lives outside of the United States (except for U.S. Military), must register and pay the international AHNA Membership Annual rate of $135.  The International Membership is only available as an annual fee, and is not eligible for a senior discount, student discount, or payable as a monthly installments/recurring payment.
  • Hard copy of the Beginnings Magazine six (6) times per year mailed
  • Free Beginnings CNE’s in each issue
  • Hard copy of the Journal of Holistic Nursing four (4) times per year mailed
  • Access to listen to any one of AHNA’s Monthly Webinars.

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AHNA welcomes our Italian friends, Italian Chapter of the American Holistic Nurses Association.

The Italian Chapter of AHNA brings together the HEALTH and CARE PROFESSIONALS who live and work in Italy and who share a HOLISTIC VISION OF CARE AND ASSISTANCE.

AHNA Italia is the Italian Technical-scientific association affiliated to AHNA.



Visit the Italian Chapter of AHNA Facebook Page


AHNA welcomes our Canadian friends - Canadian Holistic Nurses Association (CHNA).

The Canadian Holistic Nurses Association was started in 1986 by a group of nurses from British Columbia, Canada. They began as a special interest group of the Registered Nurses Association of British Columbia, then applied to the Canadian Nurses’ Association and were granted Special interest Group Status in 1986. 

Their mission is to support the practice of holistic nursing across Canada by: acting as a body of knowledge for its practitioners, by advocating with policy makers and provincial regulatory bodies and by educating Canadians on the benefits of complementary and integrative health care.


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AHNA welcomes our Japanese friends, The International Holsitic Nursing Association (IHAN).

IHAN has been continuing activities for dissemination and enlightenment of comprehensive holistic care of the mind, body, and soul. 

They aim to harmonize the mind, body, and soul; to provide care for living more healthily; provide safer and more reliable care by pursuing logic and research of holistic care; build a society (normalization) rooted in the region and culture and living together; and to connect medical professionals and therapists who are active in the field of holistic medicine, and patients and families to individual networks.

Chapter Leaders must be current members of the AHNA, support its mission and vision and be willing to commit to a minimum 2- year term of volunteer service.

Download a Chapter Leader Application

As a Chapter Leader, you'll receive a Chapter Leader Starter Kit with materials for your meetings and events. In the kit you will also receive a Chapter Leader Handbook, which contains helpful information about AHNA and about operating a Chapter. If you need additional materials, please contact: membership@ahna.org You will also be eligible to receive a number of benefits just for Chapter Leaders!
After one year and completion of your Chapter Annual Report- Chapter Leaders and appointed Officers qualify for a $30 discount off their membership dues and a discount on fees for AHNA Approval of a Continuing Nursing Education (CNE) Activity.

Discounted Chapter Membership Form: discount is not available with online registration and monthly payments are not applicable.

Chapter Leaders also receive a 40% discount on AHNA products

Discounted Chapter Leader Product Order Form
AHNA will help advertise Chapter Events. These will be posted in the Events section of the AHNA website and listed in the Chapter Directory as well.

If you would like to advertise an event, email your listing exactly as you would like it to appear, 30 words or less to: membership@ahna.org
Please include, Chapter name, date of event or meeting, location of the event or meeting, brief description of the event or meeting, and a contact person.

Chapters can also receive 15% off Beginnings display ads and enews ads for Chapter events and one free "Happenings" ad each year, 80-word maximum.
Must be received six months in advance. For more information please contact: advertise@ahna.org
The Introduction to Holistic Nursing Module - 2.0 CNE Program for AHNA Chapter Leaders--- 

All AHNA Chapter Leaders can use the "Introduction to Holistic Nursing" continuing nursing education module. Teaching this activity is a great way to attract like-minded nurses in your community and share the vision of holism. 
The module is free to Chapter Leaders, provides 2 contact hours to participants and is a fully prepared Chapter activity! 

Contact Stephanie at education@ahna.org for more information or for the "Introduction to Holistic Nursing" module. 

The American Nurse DVD CNE- 1.3 CNE Program for AHNA Chapter Leaders--- The American Nurse DVD is an educational and inspirational film that captures the journey of 5 nurses and their patients in different parts of the world. 
This educational offering allows nurses to enhance their knowledge of the evolution of nursing, learn about different nursing roles outside traditional, clinical settings, and reflect on the collective and personal meaning of nursing. 
It is available only to Chapter Leaders and another free and fully prepared chapter activity! AHNA will award 1.3 contact hours to participants upon completion. 

You can request The American Nurse DVD CNE Course by contacting Stephanie at education@ahna.org

AHNA is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. AHNA is additionally Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number 10442
For information about membership options and benefits email: membership@ahna.org  
For help with the process of securing CNE approval for your Chapter's holistic presentations, e-mail: approval@ahna.org