American Holistic Nurses Association

American Holistic Nurses Ass'n: Rosalyn Forbes to National Nominating Committee


Topeka, KS -- (SBWIRE) -- 07/31/2014 -- The American Holistic Nurses Association (AHNA) elected Rosalyn Forbes, RN, MSCH, MSN, HNB-BC to the AHNA Nominating Committee for the 2014-2016 term at the just-completed AHNA annual conference held in Portland, OR.

About Rosalyn Forbes

With decades of experience in the clinical health arena, health educator/facilitator Rosalyn Forbes brings the perfect combination of personal and professional experience for recruiting candidates for AHNA elections.

An Assistant Professor in the Nursing Department at the New York City College of Technology (Brooklyn), Ms. Forbes is frequently described by students using phrases like “A great resource,” “Amazing professor,” “Very wise,” and “Extremely helpful.” She received her BS (Nursing) from Adelphi University and both her MS (Community Health Nursing/Family) and Post Master's Degree Nurse Educator Certificate from Long Island University.

She has also earned certification as a Holistic Nurse Baccalaureate, completed the BirchTree Center for Healthcare Transformation certification program, and maintains an emergency room clinical practice.

Professor Forbes coordinates the second semester nursing courses at Brooklyn campus, and assists nursing students to utilize real-life teaching tools, obtain hands-on experience and apply theoretical concepts in health-related scenarios. Under a Perkin's Grant she created a Birthing and Neonatal Clinical Laboratory with (Noelle/Neonatal Birthing Simulator and Sim Baby) Human Simulators.

She is the Technical Support Specialist (TSS) for the College of Technology’s Department of Nursing, incorporating and using the simulators as an adjunct to the traditional teaching courses. She is involved in the Faculty Development, Outcome Assessment, Test Review, and Advisory Committees, and also spent the past several years focusing on the educational system and its capacity for fostering recognition for change, exploring and developing the paradigm shift for lifelong learning.

Ms. Forbes remains strongly committed to bringing diversity and innovative approaches into the learning environment to ensure an effective melding of a technological innovative society with interpersonal communication strategies. She is committed to making the AHNA board reflective of the needs of the organization members and the people it serves.

Rosalyn Forbes is a member of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society, the National League for Nursing, and the New York State Nurses Association. She was given the Academic Achievement and Perseverance Award by the Army Nurse Corps, and earned the Outstanding Services to the Health & Well-Being Award from the people of the New York Metropolitan area.

About AHNA
Since its founding in 1981, the American Holistic Nurses Association (AHNA) – a non-profit professional membership organization - has increasingly become the definitive global voice for holistic nursing for registered nurses and other holistic healthcare professionals around the globe. It is open to registered nurses and other individuals interested in holistically-oriented health care practices throughout the United States.

The organization recently announced their 35th Annual Conference, entitled Healthcare: Grounded in Holistic Nursing, will be held June 12-17, 2015 at the Chateau on the Lake Resort Spa & Convention Center in Branson, Missouri.

AHNA’s primary mission is to advance holistic healthcare by increasing awareness, education, and both professional and personal community-building among nurses, other healthcare professionals, and the public.

Over the past 34 years AHNA has consistently delivered valuable resources, improved educational tools, and offered superior networking opportunities to a vibrant and expanding universe of healthcare professionals. AHNA currently services almost 4,500 members through 130 local chapters/networks in both the U.S. and abroad.

AHNA supports the education of nurses, allied health practitioners, and the general public on health-related issues and the concepts of holism: a state of harmony among body, mind, emotions, and spirit within an ever-changing environment. Holistic nursing is recognized by the American Nurses Association as an official nursing specialty with both a defined scope and standards of practice.

The American Holistic Nurses Association™ Education Provider Committee is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center™ Commission (ANCC) on Accreditation. Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #10442.

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