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2018 AHNA Regional Conference Offers Great Takeaways for Health

 T he American Holistic Nurses’ Association’s (AHNA) 2018 Holistic Self-Care Conference for Nurses will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on September 14 at the Kavanaugh Conference & Retreat Center, in Crestwood, Kentucky.

The AHNA is a specialty nursing association serving more than 5,000 nurses and holistic healthcare professionals in the U.S. and internationally. Their mission is to illuminate holism in nursing practice, community, advocacy, research and education, with a vision that every nurse is a holistic nurse. The AHNA’s one-day conference is offered as part of its commitment to the Healthy Nurse Healthy Nation Grand Challenge.

This year’s event will feature lectures on a variety of holistic health topics, including Holistic Self-Care: Your Secret Power for Enhancing Patient Care presented by Margaret O’Brien King, Ph.D., RN-BC, AHN-BC, CNL; The Pleasure & Power of Using Essential Oils presented by Monica Meier, MSN, RN; and Yoga for Better Balance, Energy & Well-Being presented by Kerry Churchill, RN, HN-BC, Certified Yoga Nurse.

Attendees meet with local holistic nurses and can take home new knowledge and actionable skills to deepen their self-care in aromatherapy, energy work, mindfulness, movement and resilience.

Cost: $90 through Sept. 7; $105 Sept. 8-14. Location: 705 Kavanaugh Rd., Crestwood. Registration includes lunch and six CNE contact hours. For more information, visit or call 785-234-1712. For lodging information, call 502-241- 9091 or visit

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