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.


Annual Nursing Theory Conference
The 2nd Annual Conference was scheduled for March 2020 at Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH. But, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, it was postponed until March 2021 and will be held in Memphis, TX. SAMRM President-elect Da’Lynn Clayton serves on the planning committee and several SAMRM members will be presenting at the conference.


Collaborative K.I.N.G. Conference, November 14-15, 2019, Washington D.C.
SAMRM was a collaborator in planning for and executing this conference focused on
nursing theory. President Marci Maple collaborated with the planning group and several
SAMRM members presented at the conference.


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.