Topeka, KS -- (SBWIRE) -- 02/18/2014 -- The American Holistic Nurses Association elected Marci Resnicoff as a Board Member–at-Large for the 2014-2016 term. She will be installed at the organization's 34th Annual Conference to be held in Portland, Oregon in June, 2014.
About Marci Resnicoff
Ms. Resnicoff, BSN, HNB-BC, is currently the Charge Nurse of the night staff of a 30-bed rehabilitation unit at Lutheran Medical Center, an acute care hospital in Brooklyn, NY. Her holistic approach to health care includes teaching Body-Mind-Spirit self-care classes to staff as part of the Center’s relationship-centered approach and leading weekly mindfulness meditation classes for both staff and visitors. She also utilizes these skills and techniques to help Center’s rehabilitation patients decrease anxiety, reduce pain and improve sleep patterns.
Ms. Resnicoff received a BA in Psychology from Connecticut College, New London, CT, and her BS in Nursing from State University of New York at Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn. In 2010 she completed the Integrative Healing Arts program, a Certificate Program for Holistic Nursing, to receive her Holistic Nurse’s Baccalaureate. She has also been a Reiki Master practitioner and teacher for 17 years. Prior to her nursing career, she spent 16 years in theatre and performing arts. Ms. Resnicoff is a member of the Federation of Nurses-UFT, Actors Equity Association and SAG-AFTRA.
Her focus with the AHNA Board of Directors will be to help expand the holistic approach to nursing and integrative health care in order to link patient satisfaction with a nurse’s sense of career fulfilment.
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 (http://www.ahna.org) 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.