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AHNA: The Voice of Holistic Nursing

Who we are
▪ Is a non-profit membership association for holistic nurses and other healthcare
professionals, serving more than 4,500 members across the U.S and abroad
▪ Was founded in 1981 by Charlotte (Charlie) McGuire MA, RNC, HNC, and a group of nurses dedicated to bring holism to every arena of nursing practice 
▪ Serves as a bridge between conventional medicine and complementary / integrative healing practices, in that holistic nurses assess and treat the whole person, including their body, mind,  emotions, spirit and environment 

What we do
▪ Is the definitive voice for holistic nursing, and promotes the education of nurses, other
healthcare professionals, and the public in all aspects of holistic caring and healing
▪ Holistic Nursing is recognized as an “official nursing specialty” by the American Nurses
▪ Publishes the Scope and Standards of Holistic Nursing Practice (2013), the Journal of
Holistic Nursing and Beginnings magazine
▪ Offers research grants for holistic nursing research and scholarly inquiry in order to build the knowledge base for holistic healing 
▪ Offers a variety of education opportunities and endorses continuing nursing education
programs that align with the mission and purpose of AHNA
▪ Works cooperatively with the American Holistic Nurses' Certification Corporation, the
national credentialing corporation for the specialty of Holistic Nursing
▪ Hosts an annual national conference with continuing nursing education and networking opportunities 
▪ Organizes and nurtures more than 130 local, area and special interest Chapters across the United States that further the AHNA mission 

Holistic Nursing…
▪ Is defined as “all nursing that has healing the whole person as its goal,” (AHNA 1998) and
integrates complementary and alternative treatments into clinical practice
▪ Is recognized by the American Nurses Association as an official nursing specialty

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AHNA Mission
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Membership Application

All are welcome!

Benefits of Membership

Continuing Education
Liability Insurance
Scholarships and Awards

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