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A CALL TO ACTION FOR ALL HOLISTIC NURSES, CONSUMERS OF HOLISTIC NURSING CARE, AND OTHER INTERESTED HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS: HELP US ADVANCE INCLUSION OF ADVANCED HOLISTIC NURSING IN THE CONSENSUS MODEL TO ENSURE THAT SOCIETY CAN BENEFIT FROM THE HEALING ABILITIES OF HOLISTIC NURSES.

Recently, June 3, 2016, at the 37th annual national AHNA conference we shared the historical background, current status, and future plans of AHNCC and AHNA to ensure that Holistic Nursing is included in the Consensus Model. Look below to learn how you can prepare provide feedback on the important work the two organizations are doing.

If you were unable to attend the conference, but want to be informed, participate, and provide feedback, we encourage you to download all documents provided below, read them, and provide feedback through the survey described below.

Background Documents

A copy of our request for inclusion in the Consensus Model as a 5th role, sent to LACE, NCSBN, and the state Boards of Nursing can be downloaded by clicking here.

A copy of the proposal submitted describing the proposed role of the APHN-BC can be downloaded by clicking here.

We were advised that we need to clarify Advanced Holistic Nurses’ unique characteristics, and publish Educational Essentials for Holistic Nursing. This work is currently underway. Our goal is to ensure that you are up to date on the activities undertaken to hold the space for Advanced Holistic Nursing, to seek your input and help.

A set of slides that were presented at the meeting June 3 can be downloaded by clicking here. (CMTF PRESENTATION.ppt ) An outline for the presentation, containing several internet links to background documents sent to NCSBN and LACE in respect to Advanced Holistic Nursing’s inclusion in the Consensus Model, and several published documents that provide background information can be downloaded by clicking here.

If You Have Limited Time But Want to be Informed and Help,

We encourage you to download the White Paper: Graduate Holistic Nursing, read it, talk with colleagues, and let us know what you think and respond to the survey described below. Click here to download a copy of the White Paper.

At the minimum, you can click here to participate in a short survey that asks for your feedback. The survey will take 5-10″. Please leave your suggestions, supportive comments, and/or interest in participating in the spaces provided on the survey. Thank you for your interest and help with this important work designed to hold space for Advanced Holistic Nursing in healthcare.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/AHNursing

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ANNOUNCMENT: AHNCC has recently been invited to join the Integrative Healthcare Policy Consortium (known as IHPC). IHPC advocates for an integrative healthcare system with equal access to the full range of health-oriented, person-centered, regulated healthcare professionals. They envision a national healthcare system devoted to optimal health and well-being. AHNCC looks forward to working with IHPC to help transform the healthcare paradigm through partnerships, active dialogue, and support of policies that are focused on facilitating the redesign of today’s healthcare to one of health promotion, disease prevention, wellness, and wellbeing.