nurse karen's nursing highlight vol. 5:
american holistic nurses' association
p.o. box 2130
flagstaff, az 86003-2130
the american holistic nurses' association embraces nursing as a lifestyle and a profession and provides a means to create bonds within the nursing community. because true healing comes from within, the ahna recognizes that nurses must first heal themselves before they can facilitate the healing of others. there are many roads to healing, and individuals must seek their own paths. the ahna serves as a bridge between the traditional medical paradigm and universal complementary and alternative healing practices.
the ahna was founded in 1981 by charlotte (charly) mcguire ma, rnc, hnc, and a group of nurses dedicated to bringing the concepts of holism to every arena of nursing practice.
the ahna is a 501(c)(3) non-profit educational organization whose membership is open to nurses and other individuals interested in holistically-oriented health care practices throughout the united states and the world. ahna supports the education of nurses, allied health practitioners, and the general public on health-related issues.
ahna supports the concepts of holism: a state of harmony among body, mind, emotions and spirit within an ever-changing environment.
the vision of the american holistic nurses' association is to be the definitive voice of healthcare from a holistic nursing perspective.
it is the mission of the american holistic nurses' association to unite nurses in healing.
1. nursing is an art/science with the primary purpose to nurture others towards the wholeness inherent within them.
2. nurses have a unique opportunity to provide services that facilitate wholeness.
3. holistic nurses demonstrate expertise in a variety of roles and activities.
4. holistic nursing assists people to assume personal responsibility for self-care.
5. clients, families, and communities have the right to health care that honors the body, mind, and spirit.
6. disease and distress are viewed as an opportunity for increased awareness of the interconnectedness of body, mind, and spirit.
7. holistic modalities and therapies provide support and options in healing.
8. the american holistic nurses' association serves as a foundation and dynamic force for nursing practice. we are committed to unity and healing self, the nursing profession, and the planet.
approved december 1999 revised january 17, 2000
connection to the holistic community
journal of holistic nursing
subscription to beginnings, the bimonthly ahna newsletter
the ahna member directory
list of active ahna networks
reduced rates to the ahna conference & endorsed programs
discounts on selected ahna resources, publications & education programs
charlotte mcguire scholarships
research grant activities
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voting memberships - active nursing license required
__ active - annual fee $100
rns or lpns/lvns currently licensed to practice in the us.
__ international - annual fee $100 (u.s. dollars only, please)
rns, lpns/lvns currently licensed to practice and living outside the united states.
__ student membership - annual fee $50
full-time students currently enrolled in a nursing degree program.
written proof of current, full-time student status must accompany form. students not yet licensed are considered non-voting members.
__ elder - annual fee $50
rns, lpns/lvns aged 60 years or over.
does not include subscription to the journal of holistic nursing.
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