The American Holistic Nurses Association (AHNA)has enhanced the quality of nursing care for over 35 years by first recognizing that nurses need to take care of themselves then they are in a much clearer frame of mind to tend to the needs of the whole client. Five stars does not even begin to quantify how much nursing has benefited from this organization.
The American Holistic Nurses Association (AHNA) has contributed to a positive change in both American nursing and indeed world wide nursing over the past three decades. Since the organizations inception in 1980, nurse leaders and caregivers have learned and refined so many holistic skills and attitudes. Personally I have been involved with this exceptional organization from its beginning and have experienced my own conscious growth and development via the friendships and opportunities gleaned through personal and professional involvement. I heartly endorse the AHNA as the finest nonprofit organization in the United States of America.
Lynn Keegan, PhD, RN, AHN-BC, FAAN
The American Holistic Nurses Association (AHNA) supports nurses in providing care for the whole person, recognizing the importance of the nurse-person relationship as key to creating a caring-healing healthcare system. When I joined AHNA in 1985, I knew I had found my home in nursing and am grateful for the strength of community that the association provides for its members. Thank you. Veda Andrus, EdD, MSN, RN, HN-BC
Holistic nursing is, to me, a philosophy and a way of being in the world. It is an expression of the art (caring, presence, relationship, intuition, communication, creativity, personal knowing) and the science (theory, research, evidence-based practice, critical thinking, reflection) that I believe are the lived experience of the profession that I love - nursing. Holistic practice is the way I choose to show up – fully present with those entrusted to my care, meeting people where they are and knowing deeply that with every encounter I receive far more than I give.
The American Holistic Nurses Association (AHNA) supports me to be that nurse every step of the way. Through numerous initiatives (eg: education, conferences, research), the AHNA creates opportunities for me - and all nurses and healthcare providers - to expand and deepen awareness and knowledge. AHNA is committed to ensuring that healthcare is grounded in caring/healing practices...they are a clear voice, advocating for whole-person, quality care that is accessible and affordable. The AHNA advocates, as well, for caregiver self-care - be it the family or the healthcare provider. Self-care is a priority!
The American Holistic Nurses Association leaders, members and staff work tirelessly with open hearts and a commitment that is deep and boundless. It is an honor to be part of this professional association.
The American Holistic Nurses Association (AHNA) leaders and members have created the Standards and the Specialty for Holistic Nursing. AHNA has the answers for what our patients need and the self-care parameters that all nurses need for providing their nursing care. AHNA's Annual Conferences are a must go to event to continue learning about holistic nursing and networking with other nurses. Nurses describe AHNA Conferences as "Coming Home". Go to ahna.org for further information.
The American Holistic Nurses Association not only promotes wellness and whole-person care for individuals, but also is concerned for the care and nurturing of nurses. It is an innovative, caring organization with a profound impact on the individuals it touches.
The American Holistic Nurses Association is dedicated to improving healthcare with a patient-centered approach. The association members are nurses and other health professionals that view people as integrated beings of mind, body, and spirit, interacting with the environment. AHNA makes a difference in the lives of professionals and those for whom the care. I especially love going to the annual conferences. I have made many lifelong friends and what I learn at conference makes me a better nurse and frankly a better peson.
Where can a nurse find a community of caring professionals that supports not just your professional life but is truely committedto in helping you grow as a person on all levels - physically - mentally - emotionally and spiritually? I have been a member since 1983 and keep coming back for more. New mebers are warmly embraced and it truly feels like coming home to one's heart. I love the nourishment and support through all kinds of weather. I am proud to serve on the Leadership Council and model holism as both an art and a science.
The AHNA is devoted to helping nurse practice holistically. It exists to promote holistic nursing and does so with the intention of creating a healthcare system that focuses on the whole person and our planet. I highly recommend this organization and am proud to be a long time member and serve my term as a board member.
AHNA is my professional nursing organization. In 1988 I attended my first AHNA conference and found a "Home away from home". This organization has Nurtured my Mind Body and Spirit.Thank you for helping me grow in my Profession ans well as my day to day existance. You have become the "Wind beneath my wings"Peg Olson RN BSN CHN Chicago