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Karen Avino

Holistic nursing textbook

Book is resource for those preparing to become certified in holistic nursing


8:44 a.m., June 17, 2013--Karen Avino, assistant professor in the School of Nursing at the University of Delaware, is co-author of Core Curriculum for Holistic Nursing (Second Edition). 

Published by Jones and Bartlett Learning in partnership with the American Holistic Nurses Association (AHNA), the book is a resource for nurses preparing to become certified in holistic nursing.

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“The book is part of my overall vision to create an educational environment where nurses develop a personal understanding of their potential as both nurses and human beings,” Avino says.

Topics include principles of holistic nursing leadership, educational strategies for teaching students about the relationship between quality improvement and patient-centered care, holistic research, evidence-based holistic nursing practice, appropriate theory to guide holistic nursing practice, and information about common herbs and supplements. 

Included with each new print book is an online access code for Navigate TestPrep, an online assessment tool designed to help nurses prepare for certification examinations.

About Karen Avino

Karen Avino is a board-certified advanced holistic nurse and health and wellness nurse coach. She is a Reiki Master and HeartMath practitioner providing stress management sessions to clients. 

With 38 years of holistic practice and teaching experiences, she teaches courses on holistic nursing and integrative health in both the nursing and health coaching programs at the University of Delaware. Currently she is researching wellness coaching effects on breast cancer survivors. 

She founded the Delaware chapter of the American Holistic Nurses Association and is actively involved in engaging nurses throughout the state in holistic practice and self-care. Through grant funding, Avino provided a holistic nursing professional development course for nursing faculty in the state of Delaware to encourage the integration of holistic nursing into the curriculum. 

Article by Diane Kukich

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