Mary A. Helming earned a PhD in Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences with a Specialization in Nursing Science and Spirituality from Union Institute & University, Cincinnati, Ohio, in 2007. She received a Master of Science in Nursing degree from Yale University in 1980, in the Family Nurse Practitioner/ Community Health Track. She is a new Contributing Faculty in the School of Nursing at Walden University in the MSN FNP Program. Dr. Helming has worked as a Board-Certified Family Nurse Practitioner APRN since 1980, with clinical experiences in family practice, internal medicine, occupational and student health, and urgent care. Dr. Helming has been in academia for 20 years, teaching in the graduate nurse practitioner tracks and pre-licensure nursing at Quinnipiac University in Connecticut. She retired as Professor Emerita from Quinnipiac University in 2018, and recently worked as Adjunct Faculty at several universities. In addition to having published numerous journal articles and book chapters, she is a Contributing Editor for Journal of Christian Nursing and a Co-Editor for Holistic Nursing: A Handbook for Practice. Dr. Helming is a board-certified Advanced Holistic Nurse and a Board member of the Advanced Holistic Nurses Credentialing Corporation. Her research interests include spirituality in nursing and integrative health.
PhD, Union Institute & University
MSN, Yale University
BSN, Boston College
American Holistic Nurses Credentialing Corporation, Board Member -
Missions Committee, Volunteer - Cheshire
UMCOR, Committee Member -
Awards / Honors
American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Connecticut State Award for Excellence 2003, American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, 2003
Excellence in Teaching Annual Award 6 nominations, Quinnipiac University, 2013
Sigma Theta Tau, National Nursing Honor Society Induction 1975, Sigma Theta Tau, 1975
Helming, M. A. (2019). The Measles Crisis and Nursing Response.. Journal of Christian nursing : a quarterly publication of Nurses Christian Fellowship
Helming, M. A. (2016). Caring for the Child with a Genitourinary Condition.
Helming, M. A. (2016). Caring for the Child with an Immunologic or Infectious Condition; .
Helming, M. A. (2016). Holistic Nursing: A Handbook for Practice, .
Helming, M. A. (2016). Relationships.
Helming, M. A. (2016). Herbs and Supplements.
Helming, M. A. (2014). Core Curriculum for Holistic Nursing.
Helming, M. A. (2013). Holistic Nursing: A Handbook for Practice,.
Helming, M. A. (2011). Healing Through Prayer. Holistic Nursing Practice
Delaney, C., Barrere, C., Helming, M. A. (2011). The Influence of a Spirituality-Based Intervention on Quality of Life, Depression, and Anxiety in Community-Dwelling Adults With Cardiovascular Disease. Journal of Holistic Nursing
Helming, M. A. (2009). Integrating Spirituality into Nurse Practitioner Practice: The Importance of Finding the Time. The Journal for Nurse Practitioners
Helming, M. A. (2015). Update on Selected Pediatric Hip Disorders. The Journal for Nurse Practitioners
Helming, M. A. (2013). Relationships Chapter 20.
Helming, M. A. (2009). Three Generations and Counting. Advance for Nurse Practitioners
Helming, M. A. (2017). Contemplative Practices. . American Holistic Nurses Association (AHNA)
Helming, M. A. (2009). “Creating Holistic NP Programs: Including Spirituality and Integrative Healthcare in Your Program”. NONPF
Helming, M. A. (2008). “The Lived Experience of Being Healed Through Prayer Among Adults Active in a Christian Church,” . American Holistic Nurses Association
Helming, M. A. (2017). “The Nurses’ Health Study Anniversary”. American Holistic Nurses Association
Helming, M. A. (2015). Integrative Health Workshop. Connecticut Advanced Practice Registered Nurse Society (CTAPRNS)
Helming, M. A. (2009). The Influence of a Spirituality-Based Intervention on Quality of Life, Depression, and Anxiety in Community-Dwelling Adults with Cardiovascular Disease. Sigma Theta Tau International
Helming, M. A. (2006). “A How-to Manual to Integrate Holistic Care into Nurse Practitioner Programs” . American Holistic Nurses Association,
Helming, M. A. (2013). Integrative Health for the NP. CTAPRNS
Helming, M. A. (2012). “Innovative Treatments in Alcoholism.” . American College of Nurse Practitioners Conference
Helming, M. A. (2012). Creating a Holistic Seminar in a DNP PostMSN Program” .