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CEO, American Holistic Nurses Credentialing Corporation
Margaret Erickson PhD, RN, CNS, APHN-BC has been the CEO of the American Holistic Nurses Credentialing Corporation (AHNCC) since May 2000. She has practiced holistic nursing for almost 40 years and has worked with different populations in various settings, including Adult Health, ICU, Newborn Nursery, Labor and Delivery, Mental Health, Long Term Care, Independent Practice and Case Management among others.
She received her BSN from the University of Michigan and her MSN and PhD from the University of Texas at Austin. Her doctoral research focused on the relationships among Maternal Need Satisfaction, Perceived Support and Maternal-Infant Bonding-Attachment in Adolescent mothers. She has always practiced holistic based care, regardless of her role, or the setting or population she works with. She has received numerous awards throughout her career including but not limited to the American Nurses Foundation Scholar award, Outstanding Graduate PhD Student, School of Nursing at the University of Texas at Austin, Cullen Endowed University Graduate Fellowship, and the Community Service Recognition Award from Epsilon Theta Chapter, Sigma Theta Tau International.
Margaret has also taught holistic nursing courses at the graduate and undergraduate levels at the University of Texas at Austin and Tennessee State University. She has researched, published and presented nationally in holistic nursing, theory-based practice, and holistic health. She is a member of the American Holistic Nurses Assn. Health Advocacy committee and serves on other organizational committees and councils.