Colleen Delaney, Ph.D., AHN-BC, RN
Colleen Delaney is an associate professor in the University of Connecticut School of Nursing, and Coordinator of the RN-MS program. She is also an elected member of the Board of Directors of the American Holistic Nurses Association (AHNA), where she serves as the research liaison and Associate Editor of the Journal of Holistic Nursing. Board-certified in Advanced Holistic Nursing, Dr. Delaney has a longstanding commitment to the practice and study of holistic care. In addition to her extensive experience as a nurse educator, she has served in a variety of clinical roles, including the Visiting Nurse Association, Waterbury Hospital, and Hartford Hospital.
Her clinical specialty area is community/public health nursing. Her major areas of investigation are: nurse-led multicomponent interventions for older adults with heart failure; evidence-based interventions to enhance care of older adults with depression; spirituality and spirituality-based interventions for community dwelling older adults with cardiovascular disease; and holistic nursing education. In October 2013, Dr. Delaney received the Beverly Koerner Outstanding Alumni Award for Education in Nursing. This award is given to UConn alumni whom have demonstrated excellence, have made significant contributions to their nursing environment, are involved in professional and/or community service, and have had a minimum of five years of service in education.
Amy Kenefick Moore, Ph.D., CNM, FNP-BC, APRN
Amy Kenefick Moore is an Associate Professor, School of Nursing, University of Connecticut. She has many years of clinical practice experience and is board-certified as a Certified Nurse Midwife (CNM) and a Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP). She is a holistic nurse coach and believes in the importance of nurse intention and presence in all aspects of practice and education.
She has attended the University of Massachusetts (BA, PhD), Cornell University (BS), the University of Kentucky (MS), Frontier University (CNM, FNP) and Yale University (post-doctoral studies). She has received awards for her research in geriatrics and cancer. Her current research concerns the use of storytelling as a teaching method.
Selected topics in the two courses will be taught by guest instructors with nationally recognized expertise in the subject areas. In addition, practicum preceptors will be arranged by Dr. Delaney with holistic nurses with a M.S. in nursing and specialized knowledge and expertise in an area of holistic nursing that is selected by the student.