judy stanley
D.H.Sc., RN, CNE
Program Director, Integrative Nursing Leadership MSN, Associate Professor
Hirt 310

Maybe this one moment, with this one person, is the very reason we’re here on Earth at this time – Jean Watson

During my nursing career I have pursued multiple opportunities in acute care and home care settings, including: Hospital IV team member, including PICC insertions; Patient Advocate; Clinical operations manager for home infusion agency; nurse entrepreneur of a biofeedback practice; as well as 15 years as a nurse educator in both undergraduate and graduate programs.  

It was during my MSN program that I first developed an interest in integrative nursing, as a valued professor guided me through a course on Holistic Nursing. Since that time, even while focusing on the “high-tech” aspects of infusion nursing, I have developed a passion for holistic healing techniques that can be integrated in nursing practice. In recent years I have begun researching the construct of resiliency in nursing, especially ways to build resiliency through the use of mindfulness and Heart Rate Variability Biofeedback. Integrative nursing is person-centered and relationship-based and focuses on the health and well-being of caregivers as well as those they serve. 


B.A., State University of New York at Buffalo

B.S.N., D’Youville College

M.S.N. D’Youville College
DHSc. Nova Southeastern University

Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Integrative Nursing, University of Arizona

Research and Interests:

Integrative Health and Healing
Palliative Care and Advance Directives
Resiliency Training through HRVB
Patient Safety