UMA’s Nursing Completion Program Receives AHNA Award for Excellence in Holistic Nursing Education

The University of Maine at Augusta’s Bachelor of Science - Nursing Completion Program (RN-BSN) was awarded an American Holistic Nurses Association (AHNA) Annual Excellence in Holistic Nursing Education Award at the association´s annual conference on June 6, 2013.

logoAHNA is a non-profit membership association that promotes the education of nurses in all aspects of holistic healing, a nursing specialty concerned with the integration of a person's mind, body, and spirit with their environment.

Dr. Carey Clark, Assistant Professor of Nursing at UMA accepted the award, which recognizes programs in nursing that reflect the highest standards of holistic nursing education through exceptional, substantive and innovative curriculum.

“In retrospect, when I look back at the last 3 years of developing and implementing the curriculum, the main rewards live in witnessing students undertake their own healing process and return to a place of caring in their nursing practice and in sharing the healing journey together as a community.” Said Clark. “So many of our RN-BSN students at University of Maine at Augusta recover from burn-out and begin to find ways to implement self-care, which begins with a very clear reflective process that is threaded throughout the program.”

For more information about the RN-BSN Program at UMA visit: http://www.uma.edu/rn-bsn.html