Topeka, KS -- (SBWIRE) -- 02/19/2014 -- To provide up-to-date information and resources to the American Holistic Nurses Association membership, Bonnie Parker, DNP, RN, CRRN, has been selected as the Editor for the AHNA e-newsletter.
The AHNA e-Newsletter will provide timely notices concerning education and certification, upcoming conferences, symposiums and grant opportunities, and learning programs for holistic nurses, including invitations to make presentations or to submit articles for publication in the AHNA magazine Beginnings (published bi-monthly), and the quarterly Journal of Holistic Nursing.
In addition, the AHNA e-Newsletter provides synopses and contact information concerning new research or relevant nursing care and health information aimed at improving clinical practice. This publication also provides an avenue for recognizing the contributions and successes of individual AHNA members.
AHNA Executive Director Terri Roberts, JD, RN, had this to say of Ms. Parker’s appointment: “Bonnie brings a health literacy focus to the AHNA E-Newsletter that will enhance the content and facilitate the ability of nurses to widen their professional opportunities.
Any health professional who is working with Bonnie and the entire AHNA community is guaranteed to increase skills, expand networks, and build a strong foundation for advancing the vision of nurturing and inspiring holism and healing in an ongoing clinical nursing practice.”
She adds, “Bonnie’s skill sets, training, and personality combine perfectly for a high impact, high visibility role like editor of the AHNA e-Newsletter.”
About Bonnie Parker
Bonnie Parker has been committed to holistic nursing throughout her 32 year nursing career. For many years she served in appointed positions with the American Rehabilitation Nurses Association, including serving as their Education Chairperson from 1989-1991 and writing several chapters for their publications. A Reiki Master for five years, she has learned that the value of this health intervention benefits both the patient and the provider.
She teaches full-time at West Virginia’s Shepherd University’s baccalaureate nursing program in Shepherdstown. She received a BSN from the University of Southern Maine in Portland in 1982, a MSN in Adult Health with a clinical specialization in rehabilitation and nursing education in 1987 and her DNP from Marymount University in 2013.
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.