American Holistic Nurses Association

AHNA President Dr. Peggy Burkhardt PhD, RN Featured as Keynote Speaker at Shepherd University's March 13th Integrative Health Workshop

Will discuss Holistic Nursing - Past, Present and Future - at the Integrative Health Workshop at Shepherd University in Shepherdstown, West Virginia.


Topeka, KS -- (SBWIRE) -- 03/11/2014 -- The American Holistic Nurses Association (AHNA) is proud to announce that AHNA president Dr. Peggy Burkhardt, Ph.D., FNP, AHN-BC, will discuss Holistic Nursing - Past, Present and Future - as the keynote presenter at the Integrative Health Workshop at Shepherd University in Shepherdstown, West Virginia. The event will take place March 13 from 8 AM to 4:30 PM in Erma Ora Byrd Hall at Shepherd University in Shepherdstown, West Virginia.

About Peggy Burkhardt
Dr. Burkhardt currently serves as the President of AHNA, a nursing specialty organization whose focus is on person-centered holistic care. She is currently an Associate Professor Emerita at the West Virginia University School of Nursing, Charleston Division. As a nursing educator she has taught BSN, MSN and Doctoral nursing students and has been a holistic nurse for over 25 years.

Her nursing credentials include a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing from Georgetown University, a Master’s of Science in Nursing from the University of Rochester, a Master’s of Arts in Theology from the University of Dayton and a Doctorate of Philosophy in Transcultural Nursing from the University of Miami. She has published numerous articles and book chapters on topics including spirituality and health, ethics, holistic nursing, spiritual and healing as well as earth health and human health. In addition, she has co-authored two books, Ethics & Issues in Contemporary Nursing and Spirituality: Living Our Connectedness.

Nurses may earn up to six nursing contact hours by attending the March 13 workshop. Registration information is available at

About AHNA
At its founding in 1981, the American Holistic Nurses Association (AHNA) adopted as its primary mission the advancement of holistic healthcare by increasing awareness and promoting education as well as personal community-building among nurses, other healthcare professionals and the public.

This non-profit professional membership organization is becoming the definitive voice for holistic nursing for registered nurses and other holistic healthcare professionals around the world. Holistic nursing focuses on integrating traditional, complementary and alternative treatment opportunities to improve the physical, mental, emotional and relational health of the whole person.

AHNA delivers valuable resources, improves educational tools, and offers superior networking opportunities to a vibrant and expanding universe of healthcare professionals. AHNA currently services almost 4,500 members through 143 local chapters/networks in the U.S. and abroad.

Holistic nursing is recognized by the American Nurses Association as an official nursing specialty with both a defined scope and standards of practice.