Membership In The Global Academy of Holistic Nursing: Scholars and Associates

GAHN has two categories of Members:

Scholars and Associates

We are a diverse community, working collaboratively to fulfill the Mission of the organization. Each member is respected for the skills and wisdom they bring and valued for the unique contribution brought to GAHN.

 

Scholars

Scholars of the Global Academy of Holistic Nurses are those who have made outstanding contributions to holistic nursing practice, education, research, or policy; committed to work diligently to actualize the vision, mission, purpose of the Academy; pledged to collaborate, participate. and provide leadership in Academy initiatives and projects, and mentor Holistic Nurse Scholars and Associates

  1. Distinguished Scholars

Holistic Nurses who are recognized by the Academy for their scholarship as defined below. These members have the right to use the title and credential, Scholars of the Global Academy of Holistic Nursing (SGAHN).

  1. Honorary Scholars

Individuals who provide ongoing contributions that support and advance the mission of the Academy. These members have the right to use the title and credential, Honorary Scholars of the Global Academy of Holistic Nursing (HSGAHN).

Associates

Associates of the Global Academy of Holistic  Nurses are individuals who have skills, talents and knowledge needed to support and facilitate the organizational work of the Academy; pledge to facilitate, collaborate and participate in Academy initiatives and projects; and are committed to work diligently to actualize the vision, mission, purpose of the Academy.

1.     Holistic Nurse Associates

Registered nurses, actively licensed and engaged in the advancement of the philosophy, practice, or education of holistic nursing. (GHNA)

2.     Holistic Nursing Student Associates

Full-time students enrolled in a nursing program, and either engaged in/or in strong support of the advancement of the philosophy, practice, or education of Holistic Nurses. (GHNSA)

3.     Non-nurse Associates

Individuals who actively support or are engaged in the advancement of the philosophy, practice, or education of Holistic Nurses, and have skills, talents, abilities needed to actualize the mission of GAHN (GNA)

Criteria for Recognition as a Member

Global Academy of Holistic Nursing Scholars Are:

  • Conversant with and expert at integrating the holistic paradigm in their professional lives
  • Committed to integrating the pedagogy, ontology, and praxis of holistic nursing within healthcare
  • Committed to mentoring holistic nurse scholars
  • Committed to the advancement of social justice through the development of healthcare policy, and
  • Leaders who advance quality care based in the knowledge, attitudes and skills of holistic health and wellness.

 

Global Academy of Holistic Nursing Associates:

  • Are conversant with the vision, mission, and purposes of GAHN
  • Share GAHN’s Vision of advancing and disseminating holistic nursing scholarship
  • Are committed to the organizational work needed to advance holistic nursing scholarship
  • Are committed to share skills, knowledge, and strengths to facilitate GAHNs initiatives and programs

Expectations of GAHN Members

GAHN Scholars are expected to

  • Maintain an active registered nurse licensure and certification as indicated in credentials
  • Support and promote the values, mission, goals, and ethics of GAHN
  • Provide leadership in committees and roles to fulfill the work of GAHN
  • Collaborate and actively participate in GAHN initiatives and projects
  • Mentor Holistic Nurses

GAHN Associates are expected to

  • Support and promote the values, mission, goals, and ethics of GAHN
  • Collaborate and provide support in committees, workgroups, panels, event planning, and other roles required to fulfill the work of GAHN
  • Collaborate and actively participate in GAHN initiatives and projects
  • Mentor Associate colleagues

Benefits of Being a GAHN Member

GAHN Scholars experience the joy and satisfaction of:

  • Professional recognition of being a recognized Scholar of the only Global Academy of Holistic Nursing
  • Support for developing, initiating, implementing, and disseminating scholarly projects
  • Opportunities to work with national and international colleagues with shared values
  • Contributing to the fulfillment of the mission, vision, and purposes of a higher good as envisioned by GAHN
  • Cultivating global networking opportunities to foster personal and professional growth

GAHN Associates experience the joy and satisfaction of:

  • Professional recognition of being a recognized Associate of the only Global Academy of Holistic Nursing
  • Opportunities to work with national and international colleagues with shared values
  • Contributing to the fulfillment of the mission, vision, and purposes of a higher good as envisioned by GAHN
  • Cultivating global networking opportunities to foster personal and professional growth

Members Rights and Responsibilities

GAHN Scholars have the right to:

  • Receive notice of and attend annual and special Academy meetings
  • Vote on the business of GAHN presented at annual and special Academy meetings including revisions to the bylaws
  • Participate in development and implementation of GAHN sponsored events

GAHN Associates have the right to:

  • Receive notice of and attend annual and special Academy meetings
  • Attend and give voice at GAHN’s annual and special business meetings, including revisions to the bylaws
  • Participate in development and implementation of GAHN sponsored events and activities

All GAHN Members have the responsibility to:

  • Participate in Academy events and programs
  • Maintain good standing, and
  • Provide leadership, support, or facilitation in actualizing the Academy

GAHN Scholars have the responsibility to:

  • Participate in Academy programs;
  • Maintain good standing, and
  • Provide leadership actualizing the Academy objectives.

Financial Responsibilities

GAHN is a non-profit organization with 501c3 responsibilities. All donations and fees are used for the work of the organization, including salaries paid to administrative personnel, and expenses incurred to run the programs of the organization. All other Officer, Directors or other Board members and Committee members are volunteers and are not eligible for compensation for their time.

There are three types of financial responsibilities of GAHN Members

 

  Application Fee1 Induction2/ Membership3 Fees Renewal Fees4

GAHN Honorary Scholars

(HSGAHN)

No fee No fee No fee

GAHN Distinguished Scholars

(SGAHN)

$50.00 $500.00 $200.00
GAHN Holistic Nurse Associates (GHNA) $10.00 $100.00 $100.00

GAHN Holistic Nursing Student

Associates (GHNSA)

$10.00 $50.00 $50.00
GAHN Non-nurse Associates (GNA) $10.00 $100.00 $100.00
  1. This is a one-time fee, due when you first register. Scholars Feb 1-March 31 annually; Associates Sept1-Nov 30.
  2. Induction fees apply to Distinguished Scholars only
  3. Membership fees apply to Associates only
  4. Renewal fees apply to ALL Distinguished Scholars and Associates

Handbooks and Official Application Forms

Handbooks that provide additional information about the intent of GAHN, categories and associated requirements for GAHN membership, and the respective mock-up copy of the official application forms are available by clicking:

GAHN Scholars at Holistic Nursing Scholars Handbook

GAHN Associates at Holistic Nursing Associates Handbook