The Canadian Holistic Nurses Association was started in 1986 by a group of nurses from British Columbia, Canada. They began as a special interest group of the Registered Nurses Association of British Columbia. The group applied to the Canadian Nurses’ Association and was granted Special interest Group Status in 1986. For many years, the CHNA offered a nursing specialization course related to holistic nursing practice developed by Dr. Ruth Lamb and Dr. Barbara Dobbie. Dr Dobie continued to run this specialization course for nurses until 2014 and Dr. Ruth Lamb changed positions and began to work for Langara College. Once at Langara College Ruth developed the course into the Advanced Integrative Energy Healing Certificate Program offered through Langara College since 1998 until 2020.

August 11/22 Webinar

August 11/22 Webinar

Join us August 11 @ 11am as Janessa DeCoste explains “Why the “Nurse” in Coaching Matters & Launching Your Nurse Coaching Practice”

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Summer Newsletter ’22

Summer Newsletter ’22

Due to popular demand, we’ve decided to share our Summer Newsletter! Typically a members perk, this will give you a taste of what CHNA has to offer on a seasonal basis, showcasing some of the great work our holistically minded nurses are doing.

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CHNA Newsletters

CHNA Newsletters

The Summer Newsletter Is Here!
Let us know if you would like to be a contributor to our Fall issue! We are always looking for stories, articles, & research that reflects holistic nursing practice and experiences.

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June 2022 Webinar

June 2022 Webinar

A CHNA Blast from the Past: Integrating Cannabis Science into Holistic Nursing Practice with Courtney Allen Gentry

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