Colleen Delaney Phd, RN, AHN-BC
Colleen Delaney PhD, RN, AHN-BC is the Research Coordinator of the American Holistic Nurses Association.
is currently an Associate Professor in the School of Nursing at the University of Connecticut
Her clinical specialty area is community/public health nursing, and she is board certified in advanced holistic nursing.
conducts clinical and health outcomes research with the major goal of improving health status and health care delivery systems for older adults and their families.
major areas of investigation are: spirituality and spirituality-based interventions for community dwelling older adults with cardiovascular disease, nurse-led multicomponent interventions for older adults with heart failure, evidence-based interventions to enhance care of older adults with depression, and holistic nursing education.
During her 12 years as a member of AHNA, she has been a member of the research committee from 2009- present, 2012 Research conference coordinator, and has presented her research at the annual conference for the past 8 years.
believes that supporting and increasing the research endeavors of AHNA members and providing evidence of the efficacy of holistic care and interventions is essential in advancing the voice and influence of holistic nursing.