Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BS Completion Program) Emphasis in Holistic Nursing (BS)
“Recognizing the interconnectedness of self, others, nature, and spirituality.”
Nursing 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 degree is the established educational criteria for professional nurses. The PCOM Bachelors Completion Program in Holistic Nursing (BS) 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 degree 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
- 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
- 60 Credits (788 Hours)
- Full- Time (4 Terms), Part-Time (7-9 Terms)
- Classroom and Clinical Experiences
- Day and Evening Classes
- Degree is intended for those with an Associate’s Degree in Nursing and a Registered Nurse license
- ACCSC Accredited and NY State Approved
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How can I find out more about this career?
For more information about a career in Holistic Nursing, please visit the U.S. Department of Labor’s O*NET website. The Standard Occupational Code (SOC) for the career is 29-1141.00 (Registered Nurses) and the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) code for this program is 51.3801 (Nursing/Registered Nurse).
What is the total cost of the BS (Holistic Nursing) degree program?
The total current tuition and fees for a student completing the program in normal time is $29,548 and the total additional cost for books and supplies is $422.
What percentage of graduates complete the program in the normal time frame as published in the catalog? And, how much student loan debt does a typical graduate have to repay after graduation?
Since the BS (Holistic Nursing) program just began in Fall 2012, no students have complete the program yet. Therefore the college has no data to report at this time for either:
On-time completion rate Median debt amounts (Title IV debt, private educational loan debt, and debt from institutional financing)
What percentage of graduates found employment related to their field of study?
Students who enter the BS (Holistic Nursing) program are already employed in the nursing field upon enrollment.
Note: Aritculation Agreement Between
Pacific College of Oriental Medicine Holistic Nursing Program &
Swedish Institute College of Health Sciences Nursing Program