Books, Tapes & Web Modules

Florence Nightingale: Mystic, Visionary, Healer
Commemorative Edition

Holistic Nursing: A Handbook for Practice
(5th ed, 2008)
Florence Nightingale Today:
Healing, Leadership, Global Action
Holistic Nursing: A Handbook for Practice
(4th ed, 2005)
30 Web modules for Holistic Nursing;
A Handbook for Practice
Pockets Guide for Holitic Nursing
Compassion Care of the Dying
Florence Nightingale:
Mystic, Visionary, Healer
Holistic Nursing:
A Handbook for Practice
(3rd Edition, 2000)
AHNA Standards of
Holistic Nursing

Profiles of Nurse Healers
AACN Handbook
of Critical Care Nursing
American Holistic Nurses'
Association Core Curriculum
for Holistic Nursing (Editor)

The Art of Caring
Rituals of Healing
Cardiovascular Nursing:
Holistic Practice
(1992, 1984)
Critical Care Nursing:
(1992, 1985, 1981)
Essentials of Critical
Care Nursing
Holistic Health Promotion
Holistic Nursing:
A Handbook for Practice
(1995, 1988)
Self Care


1965 BSN
Baylor University
School of Nursing
Waco, Texas

1975 MS
Texas Women's University
Denton, Texas

2002 PhD
Union Institute & University
Cincinnati, Ohio

Honors and Awards
Visionary Award, 2013
Integrative Healthcare Symposium
New York, New York

Leadership Award, 2010
Integrative Healthcare Symposium
New York, New York

American Journal of Nursing Book of the Year, 2009, 2005, 2000(2), 1997, 1995, 1994, 1985, 1984

Pioneer of Integrative Medicine Award, 2004
Aspen Center for Integrative Health Aspen, Colorado

AHN BC, 2004
Advanced Holistic Nurses - Boad Certified
American Holistic Nurses Certification Corporation

Archon Award, 2003
Sigma Theta Tau International
Indianapolis, Indiana

Distinguished Alumni Award, 2003
Baylor University,
Waco, Texas

TWU 100 Great Nursing Alumni, 2001
Texas Woman's University,
Denton, Texas

Book Prize, 1999
The Scientific and Medical Network,
United Kingdom

Pioneering Spirit Award, 1999
American Association of Critical Care Nurses

Nurse Healers Award, 1998
Nurse Healers-Professional Associates International, Inc.

HNC, 1996
Holistic Nursing Certification
American Holistic Nurses' Certification Corporation

FAAN, 1992
American Academy of Nursing

Empathy Award, 1989
World Cultural International Alliance

Holistic Nurse of the Year, 1985
American Holistic Nurses' Association

Nursing Clinical Textbook Five Star Award, 1984

American Medical Writers Award, 1982


Barbara Dossey

"As a trailblazer in holistic nursing, Barbara is a recognized leader and authority in the field. She has the ability to write and teach about holistic health and provide innovative and practical approaches that have helped set standards of excellence."

Lynn Keegan, PhD, RN, AHN-BC, FAAN
Director, Holistic Nursing Consultants
Port Angeles, Washington

With passion and a persuasive eloquence, Barbara Dossey is expanding the domain of traditional nursing. As a pioneer in the holistic nursing movement, she works to advance the practice and philosophies of holistic care, both within the health professions and in the lives of lay people. Barbara articulates how healing is promoted by attending to the delicate interaction of body, mind, and spirit, and how centuries-old concepts can be successfully applied in the care of patients and in everyday living.

Barbara Dossey is the the author of many respected and award winning books. Her latest book, Florence Nightingale: Mystic, Visionary, Healer, focuses on the philosophical and practical impact of Florence Nightingale's life and work on modern nursing and humankind. Other recent publications include ; Holistic Nursing: A Handbook for Practice; AHNA Standards of Holistic Nursing; the AHNA Core Curriculum for Holistic Nursing (editor); AACN Handbook of Critical Care Nursing; Rituals of Healing; and Profiles of Nurse Healers. Visit the books page for book covers and more information.

As an educator, consultant, researcher, and author, Barbara Dossey profoundly alters perceptions about holistic nursing. An inspired teacher, she effectively integrates non-traditional viewpoints with a high degree of scientific awareness in her lectures worldwide. Spanning the full range of current nursing and health information, her presentations provide challenging, practical, and innovative ways to combine holistic health care with high-level wellness. From nursing association gatherings to corporate meetings-all audiences respond enthusiastically to Barbara Dossey's penetrating insights and abiding compassion.

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