Dr. Mariano developed and is immediate past Coordinator of the Advanced Practice Adult Holistic Nurse Practitioner Program in the College of Nursing at New York University and developed the Bachelor of Science Holistic Nursing Program at Pacific College of Oriental Medicine. Dr. Mariano was integrally involved with the American Holistic Nurses Association in developing the Scope and Standards of Practice for holistic nurses and spearheaded the initiative which gave holistic nursing official recognition by the American Nurses Association as a distinct Specialty within the discipline of nursing. She has published widely and presented nationally and internationally on holistic nursing including Nursing and Holistic Ethics, Research in Holistic Nursing, Holistic Healing and the Advanced Practice Nurse, Complementary/Alternative Therapies in End of Life Care, Self-Care, Issues and Trends in Holistic Nursing, Holistic Nursing Education, and a forthcoming book Holism in Nursing: An Evolutionary Journey.
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