This past weekend, Dr. Yvonne Weideman was inducted into the Global Academy of Holistic Nursing (GAHN). This induction took place virtually. She is now the second GAHN Scholar of Duquesne University's School of Nursing.

The Global Academy of Holistic Nursing aims to contribute and serve the global community. They do so by expanding the role of transcultural integrative caring-healing processes within healthcare. Additionally, they provide leadership in promoting and sustaining global health care transformation.

Selection to GAHN is based on the demonstration of social justice, trustworthiness, caring-healing and associated scholarship related to these values. Notification of Dr. Weideman's selection occurred in April.

Holistic nursing is a type of nursing practice in which the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual aspects of a patient are considered throughout their treatment. The Duquesne School of Nursing is one of 17 schools in the country to have earned an endorsement from the American Holistic Nurses Credentialing Corporation. Holistic nursing aligns with Duquesne's emphasis on values including culture, ethics and spirituality. The Duquesne University School of Nursing aspires to reinforce the holistic ideals within health care settings and classrooms. Read more about Holistic Nursing at Duquesne.