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Webinars offered that will facilitate faculty to revise courses and develop curriculum based in Holistic Nursing concepts and philosophy are offered through AHNA for CNE credit. The webinar series begins with an exploration of learning and living nursing’s moral and social imperative to care. Participants will examine the relationship among social and legislative events, healthcare transformation, and nursing education within a historical and contemporary context. Additional webinars will introduce the principles of holistic nursing education, the essential requirements for basic and advanced holistic nursing educational programs, and implications for planning curricula at the basic through doctoral levels (101-104). Later webinars topics address learner engagement strategies (105-111), topics related to curriculum development (105-111), and the four required courses for APHN academic programs and APHN-BC® certification (201-203).

Each webinar is 60 minutes long, with a 50-minute Power Point presentation and a 10-minute period for participant questions. Experts present the webinars in alignment with the publication, Foundations, Competencies, and Curricular Guidelines for Basic to Doctoral Holistic Nursing Education, First Edition. The webinars will be offered on the dates and times shown below. Thereafter, participants are able to listen to the webinars, but will not be able to actively participate with the presenters. Questions may be posted on the blog at at any time.

A fee of $8.00 for AHNA members and $10.00 for non-members for CNE participation is required. In Edition 2, which will be available in the future (TBD), tool kits will be available that can be used in conjunction with each webinar and will support faculty in utilizing the Foundations, Competencies, and Curricular Guidelines for Basic to Doctoral Holistic Nursing Education, Second Edition (i.e. Curriculum Guidelines). Examples of tool kits can be found for Webinars 101 and 102 by clicking here.

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January 25, 2018 101: Social Events, Healthcare Transformation, and Holistic Nursing Educational Guidelines TOOLKIT Illuminate multiple factors, that affect nurses ability to live their social / moral imperative to care; potential outcomes; and ways to overcome them. Apply knowledge and insights related to social, legislative, regulatory, educational and healthcare system issues that inform holistic self-development and nursing practice in the educational arena. Margaret E. Erickson, PhD, RN, APHN-BC®, APRN, CNS; and

Deborah Shields, PhD, RN, CCRN, QTTT, AHN-BC®

February 8, 2018 102 Introduction to the Foundational Principles for Holistic Nursing Educational Programs TOOLKIT Explores relations and implications of using the philosophy and Foundational Principles of Holistic Nursing to create a framework for holistic nursing curriculum. Describe how the philosophy of Holistic Nursing relates to the Foundational Principles of the Curriculum Guideline and implications for curriculum development Deborah Shields, PhD, RN, CCRN, QTTT, AHN-BC®; and

Margaret E. Erickson, PhD, RN, APHN-BC®, APRN, CNS

March 8, 2018 103 Holistic Nursing’s Essential Requirements for Baccalaureate Nursing Programs Discusses the impact of applying the Basic Essentials of Holistic Nursing in curriculum development.. Describe how to incorporate the Holistic Nursing Essentials in their undergraduate programs Deborah Shields, PhD, RN, CCRN, QTTT, AHN-BC®; and
Margaret E. Erickson, PhD, RN, APHN-BC®, APRN, CNS
April 12, 2018 104 Essential Requirements for Advanced Holistic Nursing Programs Advanced Essentials of Holistic Nursing will be discussed and related to AACN Essentials Describe how to incorporate the Advanced Holistic Nursing Essentials in curriculum for Advanced Holistic Nursing. Mary Enzman-Hines, PhD, APRN, CNS, CPNP-PC, AHN-BC®

Mary Elaine Southard,

April 26, 2018 201 Advanced Foundations of Holistic Nursing Clarifies how faculty use the philosophy and foundational principles of holistic nursing to create a framework for advanced holistic nursing knowledge, skills, and attitudes. Describe the advanced foundations of Holistic Nursing and their implications for Advanced Practice Nursing. Mary Anne Hanley, PhD, RN, QTTT,
May 10, 2018 105 Sciences of Health and Holism Relations between traditional basic and behavioral sciences and the sciences of health and holism will be discussed. Describe how to teach and facilitate learning of the sciences of health and holism using traditional course content. Debra Rose Wilson, PhD, MSN, RN, IBCLC, AHN-BC®, CHT
May 24, 2018 202 Advanced Sciences of Health and Holism Sciences of health and holism needed to prepare advanced practice nurse. Emphasis will be placed on understanding holistic relations among mind-body-spirit. Describe how the sciences of health and holism for advanced practice relate to traditionally taught sciences, necessary changes, and implications for Advanced Holistic Nursing Debra Rose Wilson, PhD, MSN, RN, IBCLC, AHN-BC®, CHT
June 14, 2018 106 Interpersonal Communications: The Bases of Interpersonal Relations Introduces communication as a series of messages, cues, interpretations, and responses between two people; and communication as the primary source of relationship-building General communications theories and skills; need for congruency between verbal and nonverbal cues; self-reflection; and the educational implications are introduced Describe the role of communication in relationship-based, Holistic Nursing that identifies individuals as the expert of their own needs Kay Sandor, PhD, RN, LPC, AHN-BC®

Mary Enzman-Hines PhD, APRN, CNS, CPNP-PC, AHN-BC®

July 12, 2018 107 Facilitating Discovery Learning Theory and Strategies Introduces Discovery Learning Theory as an educational tool that facilitates students’ self-development; comprehension of the holistic philosophy, and internalization of holistic nursing as a way-of-being. Describe key components of the Discovery Learning theory; how they can be incorporated in holistic nursing curricula; the implications for the teaching-learning process and practice. Helen Erickson, PhD, RN, AHN-BC®, FAAN

Margaret E. Erickson, PhD, RN, APHN-BC®, APRN, CNS

August 9, 2018 108 Holistic Nursing Clinical Experiences, Basic to Advanced Explores relations between learning experiences, philosophy of practice, standards of care, and outcomes. Describe options for clinical experiences that facilitates students self-development, reflective practice skills, and relationship-based, person-centered holistic care TBD
August 30, 2018 203 Advanced Health Assessment Discuss advanced health assessments needed to practice Advanced Holistic Nursing. Describe differences between basic and advanced Holistic Nursing Assessments, data needed, evaluation processes, interpretations, and implications for practice. Mary Enzman Hines PhD, APRN, CNS, CPNP-PC, AHN-BC®

Mary Elaine Southard DNP, RN, CNS, APHN-BC®, HWNC-BC®

September 13, 2018 109 Facilitating Student Application of Nursing Theories Discusses how to select and use nursing theories in the holistic nursing caring process. Describe similarities and difference among nursing theories, implications for facilitating learning; and professional outcomes. Margaret E. Erickson, PhD, RN, APHN-BC®, APRN, CNS; and

Deborah Shields, PhD, RN, CCRN, QTTT, AHN-BC®

October 11, 2018 110 Story Sharing: A Communication Strategy for Advanced Holistic Nursing Discusses story sharing as a strategy in each phase of the holistic caring process.. Describe story-sharing as a strategy that can be used to build relations and facilitate growth while implementing the holistic caring process. Kay Sandor, PhD, RN, LPC, AHN-BC®

Diane Heliker, PhD, RN

November 8, 2018 111 Faculty Considerations Prior to Adopting Holistic Nursing Educational Guidelines Discusses inherent driving and restraining forces that affect faculty’s ability to change curricula, and related strategies. Identify two-three factors in their educational system that needs to be considered when aiming to change curriculum. Helen Erickson, PhD, RN, AHN-BC®, FAAN
November 29, 2018 204 Advanced Pharmacotherapeutics for Holistic Nursing Discusses ways to think about and teach actions and relations of drugs and herbs prescribed for commonly diagnosed medical conditions and promotion of health and wellness. Describe advanced pharmacother apeutics knowledge needed by APHNs to practice within a health and wellness paradigm. Kathryn Zimmerman, PhD, MSN, APRN, FNP, APHN-BC®, CCH
January 10, 2019 112 Facilitating Student Certification: AHNCC Endorsement Guidelines Discusses how the Foundations, Competencies, and Curricular Guidelines for Basic to Advanced Holistic Nursing Education relates to AHNCC’s Endorsement Program. Describe how the AHNCC Endorsement Program Application Guidelines relate to the Curriculum Guidelines. Kay Sandor, PhD, RN, LPC, AHN-BC®

Ellen Schultz, PhD, RN, HTCP, AHN-BC®

February 14, 2019 113 Creating a Holistic Nursing Curricular Matrix Discusses how faculty can create a curricular matrix using the Curriculum Guidelines, Nursing’s Metaparadigm, and Nursing’s Ways-of-Knowing. Describe how to create a holistic curricular matrix that can be used to guide curriculum development. Helen Erickson, PhD, RN, AHN-BC®, FAAN
March 14, 2019 114 Holistic Nursing and Boyer’s Scholarship Model Discusses Boyer’s 4 types of scholarship and how they relate to nursing’s social imperative, their institutions purpose and mission, and implications for faculty tenure. Define relations among their institutions purpose, the school of nursing mission, and Boyer’s types of scholarship; implications for faculty recruitment, and assignments. Helen Erickson, PhD, RN, AHN-BC®, FAAN

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