Faculty Feature: Priscilla Holly

Fun Facts

Favorite Food: Chocolate Chip Cookies

Favorite Color: Red

Any Pets?: Two rescue dogs, Murphy and Keely. Murphy was rescued from the streets of South Korea.

Favorite Movie/TV Show: Downton Abbey

Hobbies: Traveling

College: ASU and PIHMAI have 2 boys 

Priscilla Holly

PIHMA Faculty

Priscilla Holly MSOM, MSN, RN, NP, I was born in Chicago, Illinois. Moved to Arizona in 1979. Started out my career in nursing as a staff nurse working in a hospital setting then as a nurse practitioner working in clinical settings treating at-risk and high-risk patients. I taught classes and was Clinical Liaison at the University of Phoenix in their Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner Program. I have also worked with Medicare and Medicaid patients in direct care and with Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS) developing programs to ensure that patients were provided appropriate care to maintain optimal health outcomes. Worked with the Arizona Department of Health Service on committees concerning newborn testing and walkability of the city of Phoenix. Was responsible for the Breast and Cervical Cancer Treatment Program at an AHCCCS health plan. I earned my Masters in Oriental Medicine from PIHMA.

What is one thing that you want students to know about your classes?

I try to make the classes thought-provoking and teach ideas and concepts that can be used in the student’s clinic settings.

What is one of the most valued things you like about acupuncture and oriental medicine?

Acupuncture and oriental medicine treatments are individualized to meet each person’s needs. The treatments change depending on what symptoms the patient is experiencing on that day. Acupuncture and OM help the body to heal itself. This is not cookie-cutter medicine.

What is your most favorite quote or reading that is related to your teachings?

Very often, the major barrier to skill acquisition isn’t intellectual, it’s emotional. Okay to not be perfect.

What is one piece of advice you would say to a new student at PIHMA?

Enjoy the journey!!!