Karen Avino is the Director of Education for the Integrative Nurse Coach Academy and the International Nurse Coach Association providing online and onsite continuing education programs for nurses. As a consultant, Karen helps healthcare organizations create optimal healing environments, integrate holistic nursing into practice and develop integrative health centers. Karen is faculty at the University of Delaware, teaching Holistic Nursing and Integrative Health for 20 years in online and on campus classes. She received the Faculty Senate Excellence in Academic Advising and Mentoring Award. She also received the Delaware Excellence in Nursing Practice Award as Nurse Educator. She has over 40 years of experience in Maternal-Child Health, Administration, Community Health, Holistic Nursing and Nurse Coach practice. She is a board certified Advanced Holistic Nurse and a Health & Wellness Nurse Coach. Karen is a Reiki Master, Stress Management Instructor, HeartMath, and Clinical Meditation and Imagery Practitioner. Karen is a founding leader of the Delaware Chapter of the American Holistic Nurses Association (DEAHNA) and an author and editor of Holistic Nursing: A Handbook for Practice (2016, 2020) and Core Curriculum for Holistic Nursing (2014). Karen is a Peer Reviewer for the Journal of Nursing Scholarship and Holistic Nursing Practice journals. She is an international and national speaker on holistic and integrative topics.