AHNA Information

The American Holistic Nurses Association (AHNA) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit membership organization open to all healthcare professionals and those who resonate with our mission.  The AHNA was founded in 1980 by Charlotte McGuire, a nurse who is dedicated to bringing the concepts of holism to every area of nursing practice.  Holistic nurses work in all practice settings to help people assume personal responsibility for wellness.


The AHNA works to transform healthcare through activities such as:

  • Actively promoting holistic care worldwide.
  • Setting standards of holistic nursing practice.
  • Developing position statements on critical issues in nursing practice.
  • Representing holistic nursing in healthcare forums and collaborative initiatives.
  • Publishing and supporting regorous, credible research.
  • Hosting an annual national conference.
  • Facilitating Holistic Nurse Networks across the nation.

The AHNA helps nurses transform healthcare while supporting each other.  We invite you to join the AHNA - it feels so good to belong!


Nurture yourself and advance your profession with the support, resources, education, and community involvement that only the AHNA provides.  Your participation helps build a more united voice as we seek to energice our mission - to support nurses - and to transform the nursing profession and the entire helpcare environment.  http://www.ahna.org or 1-800-278-2462.


Membership Benefits

  • Subscription to the quarterly Journal of Holistic Nursing and free access to the full - text online journal archives ($88 value, free for members).
  • Subscription to Beginnings, the official magazine of the AHNA ($32 value, free for members).
  • Bi-weekly email newsletters and holistic nursing updates.
  • Discounts on related holistic continuing education activities such as online Foundations of Holistic Nursing home - study course and the annual AHNA Conference.
  • Professional development through education and leadership opportunities.
  • Opportunity to apply for research grants and education scholarships.
  • Networks for education, community and sharing.
  • Resources for promoting private practice.
  • Optional, special-rate liability insurance.
  • Special promotional opportunities and discounts on advertising.

AHNA members also have the opportunity to be part of a vital community at the local and national level, via a range of events and gatherings.

  • The national AHNA Conference.
  • Local network activities such as workshops, ceremonies, meetings and informational gatherings.