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Educational Gatherings

Please join us - Open to nurses and all persons dedicated to  the principles and practice of holistic health care and interested in networking. Contact hours provided.


            Event fee: $3.00 for members

                                   $5.00 for non-members  

Annual dues: $25.00 

About Us

The Minnesota Holistic Nurses Association was organized in 1987 by a group of local nurses who became inspired to promote a holistic nursing network in our community. This group continues to be at the forefront of the shifting paradigm of holistic health care. MinnHNA Leadership Council is comprised of volunteers serving the organization with their time and talents.

Mandala

The Minnesota Holistic Nurses Association Mandala provides a visual of our organization on a holistic template. The Mandala reflects a non-hierarchical approach to an organizational chart.  Each ring of the template represents organizational resources.  

Committees and Leadership Council


Membership and more

  • 6 Educational gatherings per year
  • Continue hours provided
  • Reduced fee for gatherings 
  • Reminders of events  
  • Notification of AHNA programs
  • Excellent networking opportunities

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Events

2017-2018 Theme:  Deepening Your Practice 


No upcoming events.

About Us

The Minnesota Holistic Nurses Association was organized in 1987 by a group of local nurses who became inspired to promote a holistic nursing network in our community. This group continues to be at the forefront of the shifting paradigm of holistic health care. MinnHNA Leadership Council is comprised of volunteers serving the organization with their time and talents.


What is Holistic Nursing…

  • has at its core the art and science of healing and integrates. complementary and alternative approaches into clinical practice.
  • is recognized by the American Nurses Association as an “official nursing specialty,” with its own defined scope and standards of practice.

A Holistic Nurse…

  • is a licensed nurse who takes a mind-body-spirit-emotion approach to the practice of nursing.  
  • serves as a bridge integrating conventional health care with complementary and alternative healing practices.  
  • works in a variety of settings including hospitals, clinics, colleges, universities, and private practice.  
  • may specialize in one or more methods of healing such as massage, acupuncture, guided imagery, or energetic healing.

Objectives

  • To encourage and support our members to model wholeness.    
  • To provide a safe and supportive environment for understanding and influencing holistic health practice.  
  • To serve as a bridge between various health care models, honoring diversity and integrating wisdom, knowledge, and experience.

Purpose

  • Provides education for nurses and those interested in holistic health. 
  • Promotes health of the whole person and the environment.  
  • Functions as an empowering network for all persons interested in a holistic approach to health.

MinnHNA Mandala

  The Minnesota Holistic Nurses Association Mandala provides a visual of our organization on a holistic template. The Mandala reflects a non-hierarchical approach to an organizational chart.  Each ring of the template represents organizational resources.  The first ring, called the rainbow ring, highlights the external resources and sources of energy for our organization.  The second ring is related to the first ring -- showing what each resource contributes.  The third ring depicts internal resources.  This body/mind/spirit ring provides our values, mission, and vision statements.  The fourth ring including the center, the colorful Feng Shui Ba-Gua, represents manifestation.  It shows how holistic philosophy and approaches are manifested in our organization.  

Committee & Leadership Council

Membership/Financial

Mary Johnson (Chair) 

Kathy Enderlein

Marcy Lundquist

Jennifer Lewis  

American Holistic Nurses Association (AHNA) Liaison Committee

Beth Meighan (Chair)

Cindy Dols Finn

Jamie St. Michel

Ellen Schultz  

Public Relations

Beth Meighan (Chair)

Kate Maher,

Political Action/Advocacy

Janet Dahlem (Chair)

Mary Cowden

Roberta Cassidy

Cathy Standish

Program Committee

Kelsey Lauer (chair) 

Terese Guettler 

Mary Johnson 

Stacy Miorana    

Leadership Council Members

Roberta Cassidy: Cassidy.roberta1@gmail.com, 612-386-2751

Roberta is the director of nursing practice and informatics at Allina Health.  Her clinical background is in mental health nursing. Specialty areas include nursing leadership and informatics.  However, her passion lies in nutrition and its role in LGBTQ and care provider wellbeing.  Certified as a Nutritional Therapy and Gut and Psychology Syndrome Practitioner (GAPS) who provides nutrition education and consultation services, her path in life is in service to the journey of healing.  Roberta lives in SW MPLS with her son and 2 dogs.


Janet Dahlem: jldahlem@stkate.edu,  612-250-4123(C)

Janet is an Associate Professor in the Master of Arts in Holistic Health Studies at St. Catherine University where she was the program director from 1990-2008. She led the team that developed the Master of Arts in Holistic Health Studies program in 2004. She coordinates the Healing Touch workshops at St. Catherine University and is involved in many community health, environmental, and social justice projects. Janet leads the political action committee of the MinnHNA.  She has been a vegetarian for more than 35 years and has used holistic healing approaches to healing for as long.  As a lesbian, she is grateful for the recent passage of the civil rights law granting the right for same sex couples to marry.


Kathy Enderlein: enderlein@att.net, 651-454-7454

Kathy is an RN working for 40years.  She has worked as a hospital float nurse in many areas worked in hospital/clinic pain management for almost 15 years.  Kathy is certified in Pain Management for Nurses, Healing Touch since 2001, Beyond Ordinary Nursing (Integrative Guided Imagery for Nurses), Health and Wellness Counseling and Holistic Studies through St. Catherine University, and is an Aromatherapy practitioner and Reiki Master.  She completed a Nursing Intervention Study with pain patients at United Hospital and is currently working with research at TRIA Orthopeadics on Integrative Care with orthopedic patients.  Kathy loves time with family, being outdoors, and nature. She began a passion in energy work formally in 1997 and continues in the study of the mysteries of life as an ongoing life quest.


Cindy Lee Dols Finn: cldols@stkate.edu, 952-201-5172

Cindy is an Associate Professor at St. Catherine University (SCU) and has been on the nursing faculty since fall 1999. She assisted in the development of a unitary caring science BSN curriculum, which has included integrative and cultural healthcare components into the curriculum. She is active in promoting healthy learning environments built upon safe interpersonal behaviors. She is working on completing her certification in Healing Touch and her Holistic Nurse certification. She completed her Doctor of Nursing Practice at St. Catherine University May 2017. She is active in the community and serves as the Chair of the Ethics Committee for Guardian Angels Senior Services and serves as a board member for Guardian Angels Elim Home Care and Hospice. This will be her first year serving on the MinnHNA Leadership Council.  She is very excited to be part of this wonderful organization. Cindy strives to enhance nursing practice by facilitating nursing students to embrace and engage in holistic nursing care.


Mary Johnson: mjohnson@stolaf.edu, 612-747-0190

Mary is a Professor Emerita from St. Olaf College where she taught in the nursing program for twenty-six years.  She has taught imagery, reflexology, Healing Touch and relaxation techniques as well as the principles of Holistic Nursing in workshops for health care providers for many years.  She has completed certification in Healing Touch and Advanced Practice in Holistic Nursing.  She is a Healing Touch provider and on the Board at Pathways and teaches a course on energy healing in the Center for Spirituality and Healing at the University of Minnesota.  She is a lover of the out-of-doors, especially on horseback or in the garden, enjoys singing in the Minnetonka Choral Society, and dabbles in research at Pathways.


Kelsey Lauer: kelseylauer@gmail.com, 952-334-6818

Kelsey Lauer has been a Registered Nurse for over 7 years and worked at both the University of Iowa Children’s Hospital and Children’s of Minnesota as a pediatric oncology nurse. She received her Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing from Viterbo University and is currently enrolled at College of St. Catherine in the DNP Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Program. Kelsey holds her Holistic Nurse Board Certification, is a Reiki Level II Practitioner, and has certifications in Aromatherapy for Stress Management and Pain. She is also a Yoga Calm Certified Youth Instructor and teaches yoga to kids in the St. Paul and Minneapolis communities. Kelsey loves teaching her patients and families integrative modalities and how to live a happy, healthy, and holistic lifestyle.


Jennifer Lewis: jennifershoop19@gmail.com, 763-486-5422

Jennifer is a Registered Nurse in the Emergency Department at Regions Hospital.  Her clinical background is in mental health nursing at all age levels. While still searching for her passion and purpose as a nurse, Jennifer has found fulfillment and interest in holistic nursing after attending the Penny George Institute Transformative Nurse Training and bringing the areas of aromatherapy, guided imagery, and muscle relaxation to her nursing practice. Jennifer lives in St. Paul, has two sons, a cat, and 2 dogs.


Kate Maher: kemaher2005@comcast.net, 651-334-4263

Kate is presently working for HealthEast heart care in noninvasive cardiology, stress testing, & special procedures delivering holistic nursing directly to patients. She has 37 years of experience as an RN focusing on acute critical care, staff education, and holistic nursing.  She relocated to the Twin Cities to assist with opening Woodwinds Health Campus in 2000, became a Holistic Nurse Clinician & led a vibrant volunteer program.  She has pursued her passion for holistic nursing by certifying in healing touch, aromatherapy and holistic nursing.  She has completed a Masters in Holistic Health with a focus on herbology from St Catherine University.  Kate worked with the State Health Improvement Program to battle childhood obesity creating innovative approaches in school gardens, yoga & active classrooms.  An avid outdoor enthusiast you will find Kate bicycling, x-country skiing, gardening, swimming, walking & in yoga class during her leisure time.  She also maintains an active energy practice.


Beth Meighan: bmmeighan@stkate.edu, 651-503-4142

Beth is an Assistant Professor at St. Catherine University and a cardiac nurse at St. Joseph's Hospital. She relocated from Iowa in 2008 to begin her nursing career. She received her Master of Arts in Holistic Health Studies from St. Catherine University where her thesis work was entitled, "Creating a Nutrition Education Model for Youth Athletics using Participatory Action Research". Her practicum work included providing Healing Touch at St. Joseph's Hospital.  She has completed varying levels of training in Healing Touch, Reiki and Therapeutic Touch, in addition to training in Healing Touch for animals. As a nurse and energy worker, she hopes to be a catalyst in the evolving paradigm shift toward holistic health and healing.