Karen Avino, EdD, RN, AHN-BC, HWNC-BC, SGAHN, is the Executive Director, Education and a Partner of the Integrative Nurse Coach Academy/ International Nurse Coach Association providing online and onsite continuing education programs for nurses. As a consultant, Karen helps healthcare organizations create optimal healing environments and integrate Holistic Nursing and Nurse Coaching into practice. Karen taught Holistic Nursing and Integrative Health for 20 years in online and on campus classes at the University of Delaware. Karen has received many awards including the Faculty Senate Excellence in Academic Advising and Mentoring Award and the Delaware Excellence in Nursing Practice Award as Nurse Educator. She has over 40 years of experience in Maternal-Child Health, Administration, Community Health, Holistic Nursing and Nurse Coach practice. She is board certified as both an Advanced Holistic Nurse and a Health & Wellness Nurse Coach. Karen is a Reiki Master, Stress Management Instructor, HeartMath, and Clinical Meditation and Imagery Practitioner. Karen served as a Director-At-Large board member of the American Holistic Nurses Association. She is an author and editor of Holistic Nursing: A Handbook for Practice (2016, 2022) and Core Curriculum for Holistic Nursing (2014). Karen is a Peer Reviewer for the Journal of Nursing Scholarship, Journal of Holsitic Nursing, and Holistic Nursing Practice journals. She is an international and national speaker on holistic and integrative topics.
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