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.

The 2021 CHNA Webinar Schedule (To Date)

The 2021 CHNA Webinar Schedule (To Date)

Updated on July 23, 2021.   We are very pleased to announce our upcoming schedule of Webinars for 2021! This list is growing all the time and members can access the detailed list on our...

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What Makes Holistic Nursing So Different?

What Makes Holistic Nursing So Different?

It is not unusual to assume that holistic nursing refers to the nurse who uses complementary approaches, like energy healing, meditation or essential oils in his or her nursing practice.

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AHNA 2021 Full Virtual Conference

AHNA 2021 Full Virtual Conference

The AHNA Virtual Conference is Full Virtual, which means you can enjoy it from anywhere! Whether you are on vacation soaking up the sun or in the mountains. You can now experience the network of holistic nursing right from your own device.

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