Elizabeth Kinchen, PhD, RN, AHN-BC

A board-certified advanced holistic nurse, Dr. Kinchen’s primary research interest is in the preservation of holistic nursing values in advanced practice nursing, and models of care that illustrate the the vital and unique contribution that advanced practice nurses make to care. Dr. Kinchen is an author and frequent presenter at local, national and international conferences in the area of holistic nursing values in generalist and advanced practice nursing care. Other avenues of holistic nursing research include the exploration of processes of shared decision-making, and holistic therapies for stress relief in practicing and student nurses.

Kinchen earned her ASN and BSN from the University of Saint Francis in Fort Wayne, Indiana, and MSN in Advanced Holistic Nursing and PhD from Florida Atlantic University.

Funded Research

  • Principal Investigator, Holistic Nursing Values in Nurse Practitioner Education, Sigma Theta Tau International Theta Epsilon Chapter ($684).

  • Principal Investigator, The Preservation of Holistic Nursing Values in Nurse Practitioner Care, Florida Organization of Nurse Executives ($2,000).

Selected Publications

  • Kinchen, E. (2018). The need for development of theory specific to nurse practitioner practice. Journal of Theory Construction and Testing. Advance Online Publication.

  • Kinchen, E., & Loerzel, V. (2018). Nursing students’ attitudes and use of holistic therapies for stress relief. Journal of Holistic Nursing. Advance online publication.

  • Kinchen, E. (2015). Development and testing of an instrument to measure holistic nursing values in nurse practitioner care. Advances in Nursing Science, 38(2), 144-157.

  • Kinchen, E. (2015). Development of a Quantitative Measure of Holistic Nursing Care. Journal of Holistic Nursing.

  • Purnell, M., Lange, B., Bailey, C., Drozdowicz, A., Eckes, S., Kinchen, E. & Smith-Atkinson, N. (2013). Covered Wagon Journey: Student Chronicles in Advanced Holistic Nursing. Creative Nursing, 19(1), 16-20.

Professional Organizations

  • American Holistic Nurses Association
  • Florida Organization of Nurse Executives
  • International Association for Human Caring
  • National Academies of Practice
  • Sigma Theta Tau, International Honor Society for Nursing
  • Southern Nursing Research Society

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