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Nursing Faculty and Student Present Research at American Holistic Nurses’ Association Conference

Alia Crandall and Marty Downey

Marty Downey, faculty in the School of Nursing, and Alia Crandall, undergraduate nursing student, along with Heather Roberts, a nurse at St. Luke’s, presented research at the American Holistic Nurses’ Association (AHNA) 2014 conference in Portland, Ore. on June 5-8. The trio presented a total of three posters:

  • Inspiring Action Through Research Mentorship Crandall and Downey
  • Leading Holistic Nurses Through Evidence-Based Practice: The Effects of Aromatherapy on Anxiety and Nausea in Cancer Patients Undergoing Port Access Downey, Roberts, and Crandall
  • The Hidden Potential of Holistic Nurse Leaders: Informal Leadership Marcia Smart and Downey

“I am very honored and pleased that we were able to attend this auspicious conference and share our experience with other Holistic nurses and leaders in this venue,” said Downey. “It was truly a rewarding experience. Throughout the conference we attended several research podium presentations along with the poster presentations. The conference keynote speakers and sessions were very enlightening which will add to my teaching and mentoring contributions for Boise State, SLHS, and the community.”

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