Topeka, KS -- (ReleaseWire) -- 02/28/2014 -- Colleen G. Delaney, PhD, RN, AHN-BC will serve a second term from 2014 to 2016 on the Board of Directors of the American Holistic Nurses Association (AHNA). Her new term begins at the organization's 34th Annual Conference in Portland, Oregon in June 2014.
About Colleen Delaney
An Associate Professor at the University of Connecticut since 2007, Dr. Delaney currently teaches Public Health Nursing in the undergraduate program and Nursing Research in the graduate program. Her responsibilities include teaching, research, service and counseling for both programs.
Her excellence in nursing has led to receiving several awards, including:
- The 2013 Beverly Koerner Outstanding Alumni Award for Education in Nursing
- The 2010-Health Care Partner of the Year from VNA Health Care, Inc.
- The Nightingale Award from Western Connecticut State University
In addition to her experience in different nursing facilities, Dr. Delaney has authored more than 30 journal articles and book chapters on holistic nursing, heart failure, and depression in older adults.
Her professional degrees were awarded by the University of Connecticut where she received a BS in Nursing and an MS in Community Health Nursing, followed by a PhD and a Postdoctoral Fellowship.
Dr. Delaney notes: “Working to combine holistic healthcare with traditional health practices ensures a more patient-centered course of treatment. I look forward to assisting in the development of policies and practices that will continue to promote health and healing for the whole person.”
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.