American Holistic Nurses Association

The Accreditation Board for Specialty Nursing Certification Grants Initial Accreditation to the American Holistic Nurses Credentialing Corporation

ABSNC Gives Initial Accreditation to AHNCC for Five Nursing Certification Programs


Cedar Park, TX -- (SBWIRE) -- 01/02/2015 -- The American Holistic Nurses Credentialing Corporation (AHNCC) is excited to announce that it has been granted initial accreditation by the Accreditation Board for Specialty Nursing Certification, Inc. (ABSNC) for five nursing certification programs. The programs are: AHN-BC – Advanced Holistic Nurse, Board Certified; APHN-BC – Advanced Practice Holistic Nurse, Board Certified; HNB-BC - Holistic Baccalaureate Nurse, Board Certified ; HN-BC -Holistic Nurse, Board Certified and NC-BC – Nurse Coach, Board Certified.

The Accreditation Board for Specialty Nursing Certification (ABSNC) is the only accrediting body specifically for nursing certification. Currently ABSNC accredits 65 certification programs from 20 specialty nursing certification organizations. ABSNC accreditation is a peer-review mechanism that allows nursing certification organizations to obtain accreditation by demonstrating compliance with the highest quality standards available in the industry. "Accreditation is a highly sought after distinction for organizations that certify nurses in a specialty," said Bonnie Niebuhr, MS, RN, CAE, Chief Executive Officer. "Applicant organizations go through a rigorous process to maintain a quality program and show they meet the ABSNC standards to earn this unique and important recognition."

Holistic nursing is a specialty practice that draws on nursing knowledge, theories, expertise and intuition to guide nurses in becoming therapeutic partners with people in their care. This practice recognizes the totality of the human being - the interconnectedness of body, mind, emotion, spirit, social/cultural, relationship, context, and environment. The goals of holistic nursing are to promote health and wellness, and to promote healing when needed.

About The American Holistic Nurses Credentialing Corporation
The mission of the American Holistic Nurses Credentialing Corporation (AHNCC) is to advance holistic, person-centered care that emphasizes clients as the expert of their own experience and nurses as instruments of healing. The purposes of AHNCC are to ensure that: Nurses certified in the precepts of Holistic Nursing can demonstrate proficiency in the body of knowledge and related skills specific to the holistic paradigm; and the validity, reliability, security, and integrity of the AHNCC credentialing programs are maintained. Nurses who demonstrate their proficiency through the national examinations are granted the AHN-BC, APHN-BC, HNB-BC , HN-BC, or NC-BC credential. There are a total of 1537 certified nurses in each of the 5 categories, 336 AHN-BC, 28 APHN-BC, 534 HNB-BC , 450 HN-BC, and 139 NC-BC.