Topeka, KS -- (SBWIRE) -- 07/07/2015 -- Alia Crandall, of Boise, Idaho was awarded the 2015 Bea Alley Commemorative Conference Scholarship Award at the AHNA 35th annual conference in Branson, Missouri June 12-17, 2015. This scholarship was named in honor of lifetime AHNA member, Bea Alley, an early leader in holistic nursing, and is intended to keep her memory alive. The scholarship allows students to take part in the wonderful opportunities at conference so that they may expand their holistic education.
Alia Crandall is a senior nursing student at Boise State University. She has a passion for nursing research, which has led her into making holistic nursing research her focus because she believes it is what will allow holistic nursing to take root in mainstream nursing and medicine as an evidence-based approach. This passion has led her to present two posters in 2014, and recently complete a pilot study, which was presented as a poster at the 2015 AHNA annual conference. She is an exemplary student, having been on the Dean's Honors List, and is an active participant in the Student Nurses' Association at the university.
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.