Topeka, KS -- (SBWIRE) -- 07/01/2015 -- Anna Rhodes, RN, BSN, CCRN-CSC, HNB-BC, of San Antonio, Texas was awarded the 2015 Charlotte McGuire Scholarship at the AHNA 35th annual conference in Branson, Missouri June 12-17, 2015. The Charlotte McGuire Scholarship Program was named in honor of AHNA Founder, Charlotte McGuire and is intended to recognize and celebrate upstanding members of the new generation of holistic nurses dedicated to practicing holistic nursing at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.
Anna Rhodes, RN, BSN, CCRN-CSC, HNB-BC, is a Master's student at Tennessee State University and will graduate with a Masters in Holistic Nursing in December 2016. She is also pursuing nurse coach certification and is an Army Reserve Nurse who has completed the Master Resiliency Training course, which allows her to teach self-care and skills to avoid compassion fatigue and burnout. Serving as an active duty service member, she also participates in the Army's Warrior Transition Unit, which practices a holistic approach in the transition and treatment of its soldiers. Anna is currently teaching coworkers and fellow service members' holistic nursing concepts and philosophy so that she can expand the availability and knowledge of holistic nursing to those she comes in contact with.
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.
The American Holistic Nurses Association's 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.