AFFILIATIONS
of the
GLOBAL ACADEMY OF
HOLISTIC NURSING

GAHN shares or aligns with the philosophy of  organizations that inform the praxis of Holistic Nursing and supports the advancement of holistic praxes.  Several have chosen to officially affiliate with GAHN, where each organization signs a Memorandum of Understanding between the two. The organizations shown below are official GAHN Affiliates.

AHNCC

Executive Director
Margaret Erickson,
PhD, MSN, APRN, CNS, APHN-BC

Board Chair
Marci Resnicoff
BSN, BA, RN, HNB-BC®, CNTP 

Website:
www.ahncc.org

Contact informationa
adminasst@ahncc.org

 

 

 

AHNCC

The American Holistic Nurses Credentialing Corporation, founded in 1995, is the credentialing organization for nurses and academic programs seeking holistic certification and Program Endorsement respectively. Currently AHNCC offers credentialing programs for Holistic Nurses prepared as AND nurses (HN-BC); baccalaureate nurses (HNB-BC); advanced practice nurses (AHN-BC) and advance practice with prescriptive authority nurses APHN-BC). AHNCC also offers credentialing programs for nurses who practice roles based in the philosophy of holistic nurses including Nurse Coaching (NC-BC).. A nurse who are certified as a Holistic Nurse and as Nurse Coach is considered a Health and Wellness Nurse Coach (HWNC-BC).

AHNCC Endorsed Schools A list of the current AHNCC Endorsed Schools and their contact member can be explored by clicking here: https://www.ahncc.org/school-endorsement-program/current-endorsed-nursing-programs/

AHNCC signed its first MOU with GAHN in 2021 and renewed the relationship in 2023.  

 

President:
Mitzi Saunders
PhD, APRN, ACNS-BC

Past-President:
Phyllis Whitehead
PhD, APRN/CNS, ACHPN, PMGT-BC, FNAP, FAAN

Website:
https://nacns.org/

Contact information:
info@nacns.org

Founded in 1995, NACNS has more than 200 members and represents 89,000 clinical nurse specialists working in hospitals and health systems, clinics and ambulatory settings and colleges today. The Mission of the National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists (NACNS) is to advocate and advance the unique expertise and value the clinical nurse specialist (CNS) contributes to health care through policy, collaboration, and professional development. NACNS is a membership organization devote to advancing the unique expertise and values the clinical nurse specialist brings to delivering high-quality, evidence-based, patient-centered care and reducing the cost of health care delivery. The Purpose is to serve as the national authority on CNS practice, education, and research regardless of specialty. NACNS strives to increase the global visibility and influence of CNSs as Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRNs). NACNS provides a forum for CNS to advance nursing knowledge and clinical inquiry, share resources, and discuss current issues to improve healthcare outcomes. Every CNS is an APRN with full scope of practice and a transformative innovator leading improvement in health care environments resulting in optimal health outcomes. Their Core Values are: Authentic Communication; Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion; Strategic Thinking; Teamwork; Trust.

Nightingale Initiative
for
Global Health

NIGH
International Co-Director

Barbara Dossey, PhD, RN, AHN-BC, FAAN, HWNC-BC, HSGAHN

 

International Co-Director
Deva-Marie Beck, PhD, RN, DTM — NIGH

Website:
https://www.nighvision.net/

 

 

We are pleased to share that our NIGH Board supports a NIGH and GAHN organization affiliation for GAHN to co-sponsor the Nurses’ Voices Speaker Series (NVSS).

This ‘Nurses’ Voices Speaker Series’ continues NIGH's innovative global multi-media outreach to prepare and engage nurses—including students and retirees—to become empowered leading public storytellers and to share their stories of advocating for healing, resilience, and collaboration for a healthy world.  Nurses are thus  becoming inspired and informative thought-leaders across the global public space and to the listening ears of everyone!  You are cordially invited to attend!

WCSI

CEO
Jean Watson 

 

Designated Coordinator
Julie Watson

website:
https://www.watsoncaringscience.org/ 

WCSI Mission

We're here for Nurses.

To restore the profound nature of caring-healing within a unitary Caring Science framework; in stewardship to the current health care system worldwide, to retain and nurture its most precious resource, caring professional nurses and transdisciplinary care team members.

To deepen and expand Watson’s Caring Science, the philosophies, theories, ethics and practices of Human Caring, originated by Founder/Director Jean Watson.

WCSI Vision

  • Transform the dominant model of medical science to a model of Watson’s Caring Science by reintroducing the ethic, philosophy and diverse practices of caring and Love (Caritas), necessary for healing.
  • Deepen the authentic Caring-Healing relationships between caregiver and patient/family, to restore Love and compassion as the ethical, values foundation of healthcare.
  • Translate the model of Caring-Healing/Caritas into fully integrated transdisciplinary programs and services to help transform healthcare one nurse / one caregiver / one educator / one leader / one system at a time.
  • Ensure caring and healing for the public, improve nurse and care provider retention in healthcare settings, enhance patient care outcomes, promote safe practices, and decrease costs to the system.

 

IAHC

President
Gayle L Casterline
PhD, RN,AHN-BC

website:
https://www.humancaring.org/

IAHC's Mission

The International Association for Human Caring provides the forum for discovery, dissemination, and integration of the human science and praxis of caring.

IAHC's Vision

Caring is recognized as an interdisciplinary collaborative partnership for the wellbeing of humankind; while caring is unique to nursing, caring is lived uniquely in nursing. Multiple philosophical dimensions of caring are appreciated.