Barbara Dossey, PhD, RN, AHN-BC, FAAN, HWNC-BC

Co-Director, International Nurse Coach Association (INCA)
Co-Director, Founder, Core Faculty, Integrative Nurse Coach Certificate Program (INCCP)
Barbara Dossey is internationally recognized as a pioneer in the holistic nursing movement. She is also the International Co-Director and Board Member of the Nightingale Initiative for Global Health (NIGH), Washington, DC, and Neepawa, Manitoba, Canada; and Director, Holistic Nursing Consultants, Santa Fe, New Mexico. She is a Florence Nightingale scholar and an author or co-author of 26 books. Her most recent include Nurse Coaching: Integrative Approaches for Health and Wellbeing (2015), Holistic Nursing: A Handbook for Practice (7th ed., 2016), Florence Nightingale: Mystic, Visionary, Healer (Centennial Commemorative Edition, 2010), Being with Dying: Compassionate End-of-Life Care Training Guide (2007), and Florence Nightingale Today: Healing, Leadership, Global Action (2005). Barbara is a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing. She is certified in holistic nursing and as a nurse coach. She is a nine-time recipient of the prestigious American Journal of Nursing Book of the Year Award. Barbara has received many awards. The most recent include the 2015 Baylor University Louise Herrington School of Nursing 
Distinguished Alumni Award in 
Dallas Texas; the 2014 Lifetime Achievement Award from the 
American Holistic Nurses Association, in Portland, Oregon; the 2012 Nursing Leader of New Mexico Award, 
New Mexico Nurses Association, in Albuquerque, New Mexico; and the 2010 Visionary Leadership Award from the Integrative Healthcare Symposium. She was also the 1985 American Holistic Nurses Association Holistic Nurse of the Year. Barbara’s co-authored Theory of Integrative Nurse Coaching (2015), is a middle range nursing theory that contains five components representing the art and science of nurse coaching. Barbara’s Theory of Integral Nursing (2008) is considered a grand theory that presents the science and art of nursing. It includes an integral process, integral worldview, and integral dialogues that is Praxis—theory in action. It also focuses on compassionate care of the dying, and nurses’ roles as 21st century Nightingales. Her collaborative global nursing project, the Nightingale Initiative for Global Health (NIGH) and the Nightingale Declaration Campaign (NDC), has been developed to strengthen individual commitments toward achieving a healthy world.