Topeka, KS -- (SBWIRE) -- 07/02/2015 -- Marcie Carlson, MSN, RN, AHN-BC, of Twin Lakes, Wisconsin was presented the 2015 Holistic Rising Star Award at the AHNA 35th annual conference in Branson, Missouri June 12-17, 2015. This award is intended to recognize new nurses who have dedicated themselves to a holistic path who have applied creative holistic practices and epitomize holism in their personal and professional lives.
Marcie Carlson has incorporated holism in both personal and professional areas of her life since she obtained her Holistic Nursing board certification. She participates in the Holistic Nursing Council that meets monthly in her hospital, which has completed a number of projects including offering board certification study groups, the founding of a local AHNA chapter, and creating renewal rooms for hospital personnel. After obtaining board certification, Marcie began offering holistic classes throughout her hospital, making sure that holism was incorporated into Nurses Week celebrations, facilitated holistic modalities being incorporated into the practice setting, and assisted in bringing a BirchTree Center educational training program to her hospital. She believes that in the future, every nurse will have a basic course in holism so that they are better able to understand the connection between the art and science of nursing.
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.