PhD, RN, AHN-BC, FAAN, HWNC-BC
Barbara Dossey
INCCP Cohort 19, INCCP Cohort 20, INCCP Cohort 21, INCCP Cohort 22 FAU, INCCP Cohort 23, INCCP Cohort 24
INCA Co-Director
Santa Fe, NM
 

My wonderful 51-year nursing career had a critical care nursing focus for the first 25 years, combined with integral, integrative, and holistic nursing theories and modalities. Currently, I am the Co-Director, International Nurse Coach Association INCA, and Co-Director, Integrative Nurse Coach Certificate Program INCCP, North Miami, Florida; International Co-Director, Nightingale Initiative for Global Health NIGH; and Director, Holistic Nursing Consultants HNC, Santa Fe, NM. In the 60s I was blessed to meet my husband Larry Dossey, MD. Together, we both found a passion for exploring health and healing, states of consciousness, and writing. I have co-authored 25 books with my most recent: Holistic Nursing: A Handbook for Practice 7th ed., 2016; Nursing Coaching: Integrative Approaches to Health and Wellbeing 2015; The Art and Science of Nurse Coaching 2013; and Florence Nightingale: Mystic, Visionary, Healer 2010, Commemorative Edition. My authorship has been recognized, and I am a eleven-time award recipient of the prestigious American Journal of Nursing Book of the Year Award. I have received many other awards including the 1985 AHNA Holistic Nurse of the Year, the 2014 AHNA Lifetime Achievement Award, the 2015 Baylor University School of Nursing Outstand Alumni Award 50th year celebration, and 2016 Visionary Award with my husband Larry from the Academy of Integrative Health and Medicine. A major focus of my current work includes my Theory of Integral Nursing TIN; grand theory, and my co-authored Theory of Integrative Nurse Coaching TINC; mid-range theory, and the Integrative Nurse Coach Leadership Model INCLM. A parallel process is the theory translations for integrative nurse coaching, holistic nursing, and global nursing. I will continue to explore the impact of Florence Nightingale’s life and work on contemporary nursing and humankind as we approach the bicentenary of her birth in 2020. Each year Larry and I take the month of August off to go to the high country of Wyoming for hiking and camping. I am an avid needlepointer and take my needlepoint or a book and hike with Larry as he is fly-fishing in the high mountain lakes and streams a time for renewal and exploring new creative ideas and possibilities.