About Lucia Thornton
LUCIA THORNTON, ThD, RN, MSN, AHN-BC
Contact Information: 12592 Valley Vista Lane, Fresno, CA 93730, Phone: (559) 824-4702 Contact Lucia Thornton
Lucia has been involved in nursing, holistic healing and healthcare for over 35 years. She has worked in various clinical settings including emergency and trauma, intensive care, school nursing and research and development.
She helped develop one of the first inpatient hospice homes in the country and was instrumental in creating the process of Board Certification for Holistic Nursing in the United States. She established and directed The Visions in Healthcare Council and the Institute of Health and Well-Being to foster an awareness of health and healing in her community.
Lucia has taught undergraduate and graduate nursing students at California State University Fresno and throughout the country for the Certificate Program in Holistic Nursing. She currently serves on the faculty of the Energy Medicine University and is an associate editor for Bridges, the magazine for the International Society for the Study of Subtle Energy and Energy Medicine.
For the past 15 years Lucia has been involved with developing seminars for hospitals and communities that focus on optimal health and wellness and creating healing environments. She developed the Model of Whole-Person Caring which was the recipient of the 2004 Norman Cousins award and serves as a prototype for creating healing cultures within the workforce. She serves on the national board of the Integrative Healthcare Policy Consortium (IHPC) and is a past-president of the American Holistic Nurses Association.