The Society for the Advancement of Modeling & Role-Modeling (SAMRM) has
professional relationships with several groups. The nature of our ties with each is
described next to each group’s name each. Groups are listed alphabetically.

American Holistic Nurses Association (AHNA)
The professional organization is focused on nursing care of persons as holistic beings. MRM Theory is recognized by AHNA as a holistic nursing theory. Members of SAMRM often belong to AHNA in addition to SAMRM; several hold or have held leadership positions in the organization and/or have been recognized for contributions to holistic nursing through practice based on MRM theory.
American Holistic Nurses Credentialing Corporation (AHNCC)
The organization focuses on Certification of Holistic Nurses and Nurse Coaches. In 2017, the AHNCC published curriculum guidelines for holistic nursing. Some MRM members are certified in one of the categories listed and/or use the curriculum guidelines in their professional practice setting. Again, MRM members hold/have held leadership positions in AHNCC.
Metropolitan State University, Nursing Department, St. Paul, MN
In 2018, the MRM Theory Mandala was used by Dr. Ellen Schultz to comprehensively
depict the theory in Entry-Level MSN Nursing Program’s nursing theories course. It
was met with many positive evaluations by the students. Later, in May 2019, the MRM
Theory Mandala was refined by participants at the SAMRM Retreat.
Midwest Nursing History Research Center (MNHRC),
College of Nursing, University of Illinois at Chicago

The historical SAMRM documents are stored in a collection at this History Research
Center. SAMRM in the only nursing theory-focused organization with documents on
stored at the MNHRC.
The primary purpose of this website is to gather and house information on nursing knowledge including nursing conceptual models and theories. MRM theory information is shared under several headings at this website.
University Health System, San Antonio, TX
This Level I trauma county hospital with 38 clinics began using MRM theory as the basis
for nursing practice across the system in 2006. Magnet status was attained in that year, and again in 2019.
In 2019, they recognized Helen Erickson, originator of MRM theory, as a Living Legend.