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Acupuncture, Massage and Holistic Nursing programs available at our school in New York

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Acupuncture is the practice of inserting very fine needles into strategically selected acupoints, specific points on the body that correlate to various meridians and organs, to free and aid one's "qi", or energy. This ancient method of healing originated in China over 3,500 years ago and aims to treat the whole person rather than just the symptoms of disease.

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Massage is an ancient practice that combines the healing power of touch with the anatomical knowledge of the body. Asian Bodywork is a term that encompasses many massage modalities including Tui Na, Shiatsu, and Thai Massage, many of which also incorporate acupoints.

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Holistic Nursing

The purpose of the Bachelor of Science Holistic Nursing Completion Program for Registered Nurses is to provide the philosophical, professional, educational, and clinical groundwork necessary for nurses of the future.

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Associate of Occupational Studies (Massage Therapies)

The purpose of the Associate of Occupational Studies program is to develop the student into an expertly trained body therapist. This program integrates Asian and Western bodywork therapy, where the massage program emphasizes Oriental medicine theory. Some of the areas studied include anatomy, physiology, general pathology, kinesiology, and eastern and western massage.

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Bachelor of Professional Studies (Asian Holistic Health and Massage)

The purpose of the bachelor’s program is to provide those with a related prerequisite Associates degree advanced training and application in Oriental medicine theory and massage practice. Coursework lays a foundation in biomedicine with extended training in a variety of Asian bodywork therapies. Students are prepared for employment in the fields of Asian holistic health and massage, either in private practice, or in a variety of healthcare or spa settings.

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RN to BSN Nursing Program (Holistic Nursing)

Bachelor of Science in Nursing (Holistic Nursing) (BSN)
RN to BSN Completion Program

“Recognizing the interconnectedness of self, others, nature, and spirituality.”

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iStock 000016669025SMALLNursing is an art and science emanating from a caring-healing framework. Holistic Nursing focuses on healing the whole person, recognizing the interrelationship of the bio–psychosocial-cultural-spiritual-energetic-environmental dimensions of the person. It emphasizes protecting and promoting health and wellness, and supporting people to find meaning, peace and harmony. The holistic nurse partners with individuals, families, and communities to promote healing while honoring the individual's subjective experience about health and illness.

The baccalaureate holistic nursing degree is the established educational criteria for professional nurses. The PCOM Bachelor of Science in Nursing (Holistic Nursing) (BSN) provides the philosophical, professional, educational, and clinical groundwork necessary for nurses of the future. The curriculum emphasizes health, wellness and disease prevention; relationship-centered approach; research and evidence informed practice; ethics; advocacy; and leadership in the profession.

This bachelor's degree in holistic nursing enables graduates to:

  • Empower patients/clients/families by teaching self-care practices for a healthier lifestyle.
  • Assist individuals and families to manage stress, make healthy changes, and prevent disease by improving health and well-being.
  • Guide individuals and families between the conventional allopathic medical system and complementary/alternative/integrative therapies and systems.
  • Incorporate holistic integrative CAM modalities with other nursing interventions.
  • Work on integrated health teams
  • Practice in numerous settings.
  • Integrate reflection and self-care into personal and professional life.

Nursing courses include:

  • Theoretical Foundations of Holistic Nursing
  • The Nurse as Facilitator of Healing I Role & II Modalities
  • Community Health Nursing/Population Focused Healthcare
  • Leadership in the Delivery of Healthcare
  • Research
  • Issues and Trends in Professional Nursing and Healthcare

Additional coursework includes:

  • Psychoneuroimmunology
  • Pathophysiology
  • Pharmacology
  • Health Assessment/ Physical Exam
  • Statistics
  • Electives, e.g. Herbology, Nutrition, Qi Gong, Fundamentals of Chinese Medicine, Essential Oils, Kinesiology, etc.

Nursing Program of Study

  • 42-60 Credits (1095 Credit Hours)
  • Full-Time (4 Terms), Part-Time (7-9 Terms)
  • Classroom and Clinical Experiences
  • Day and Evening Classes

NY State Approved, WASC Accredited, ACEN Candidate

*Degree is intended for those with an Associate’s Degree in Nursing and a Registered Nurse license.

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Pacific College of Oriental Medicine's MSTOM programs are accredited by ACAOM. The college and all its programs are approved by New York State Education Department. All programs, with the exception of the DAOM, are accredited by ACCSC. For important information on program costs, completion and placement rates, median debt incurred, etc., please click here.

Nursing Program Articulation

The Pacific College Bachelor of Science in Nursing (Holistic Nursing) has articulation agreements with the following Associate Degree Nursing Programs. Students who are not yet RNs may begin their nursing education at one of these colleges. Upon completion of an Associate Degree in Nursing, students may continue on to the Pacific College BS Completion Program in Holistic Nursing with seamless transition (see links below):


If you would like more information about holistic nursing programs, or you have been searching for nursing programs in NYC, you are always welcome to contact us at Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in New York City.

Nursing faculty member Fern Baudo has also written a book on advanced care planning and the importance of end of life planning, called “If I Only Knew: Making Educated Medical Decisions as we Navigate Through Life’s Journey” (Amazon link)

Acupuncture Programs - New York

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Master of Science (Traditional Oriental Medicine)

The purpose of the Master’s program is to train practitioners of Oriental medicine and to enable them to function as primary, independent healthcare providers, and most importantly, to become an integral part of the modern healthcare system.

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Master of Science (Acupuncture)

The purpose of the Master of Science in Acupuncture program is to train practitioners of Acupuncture to function as primary, independent healthcare providers, focusing on Acupuncture and related modalities of Oriental medicine to achieve health and well-being, and most importantly, become an integral part of the modern healthcare system.

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Certificate in Herbology for Licensed Acupuncturists

The purpose of the Certificate in Chinese Herbology is to provide the Licensed Acupuncturist the fundamental principles of Oriental Herbology to integrate into the scope of their acupuncture practice. Designed with the busy professional in mind, the program is organized into three distinct phases, and is completed within six semesters.

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