Take Your Nursing Education to the Next Level

Are you ready to take your nursing career to the next level? Add a new degree to your RN with our Holistic Nursing Bachelor Completion Program.

As healthcare continues to grow and change in the U.S., the demand for nurses with an advanced degree continues to grow. With an RN to our bachelor’s degree, you will learn new skills that you can immediately apply in the workplace.

Consider some of the benefits of becoming an RN with a holistic background:

  • Use the methods you believe in: from therapeutic massage techniques to an array of natural healing modalities with Chinese medicine principles.
  • Work in conjunction with doctors, sports trainers, and physical therapists.
  • Choose from a variety of workplace settings like hospitals, private practices, public service, and more.
  • Incorporate a full circle approach to healthcare that involves the mind and spirit as well as the body.
  • Offer patients a range of healing options for each ailment.
  • Discover a more balanced lifestyle with increased fulfillment for yourself.
  • Avoid stress and burnout with a healing approach that values the healer.


Explore a Field Growing in Popularity and Acceptance

According to a recent survey by the American Hospital Association and the Samueli Institute, a nonprofit research group focusing on complementary medicine, 42 percent of the 714 hospitals that responded offered at least one such therapy in 2010, a significant jump from just five years earlier, when 27 percent of hospitals offered such treatments.

Holistic nurses work in hospitals, universities, and private practices.

Some holistic nurses specialize in one or more specific modalities, such as Asian Bodywork and massage.

Holistic nurses are particularly welcome in hospice care, as they are able to provide complementary healthcare in addition to standard medication treatments.

June of 2011 saw the first U.S. National Prevention and Health Promotion Strategy announced, which included references to integrative care.

In 2006, Holistic Nursing received specialty status recognition from the American Nurses Association in late 2006.

According to a study conducted by the American Nurses Association, 70.5% of nurses cited the effects of stress and overwork among their top three health and safety concerns. As a holistic nurse, you will have tools to take care of yourself and increase balance in your life as the healer as well as for your patients.

In just the past three years, the American Holistic Nurses Association (founded in 1981) has more than doubled its membership.


What Makes a Holistic Nurse Stand Out in the Crowd?

Are you interested in adding a new skillset to your nursing tool-belt? Are you looking for a way to empower your patients and help put them back in the driver’s seat of their own wellbeing? Welcome to the path of holistic nursing, a career that truly blends the West with the East.

  • In the course of your program, you’ll have had an introduction to Oriental medicine and understand the body both anatomically and from a mind, body, spirit approach.
  • Our program offers you a rich background in multiple massage techniques and how to treat a variety of specific health ailments (massage can provide more than just relaxation!).
  • Holistic nurses take an integrative relationship-centered approach, emphasizing the interconnectedness of self, others, and the environment.
  •  In addition to their knowledge of the traditional sciences, holistic nurses can incorporate complementary alternative medicine (CAM) into their care, as well as help patients with principles of self-care and preventative medicine.
  • The holistic nurse is educated as an advocate, collaborator and partner with the patient, his/or her family, the community, and other health disciplines, striving to identify and treat the root cause of illness, and in many ways is one of the key ambassadors of Oriental medicine into Western healthcare.


Curious What You’ll be Learning?

The focus of our Holistic Nursing programs is on healing the whole person, recognizing the interrelationship between biomedicine and emotional and mental health. This nursing specialization emphasizes supporting patients to find their personal healing path by incorporating holistic techniques in addition to the traditional Western medical background.

The holistic nurse partners with individuals, families, and communities to help each patient achieve healing while honoring the individual’s specific experience. Pacific College’s Holistic Nursing program is available at our New York City campus.

The Pacific College program in Holistic Nursing is a Bachelor completion program that provides philosophical, professional, educational, and clinical groundwork. The curriculum emphasizes: health, wellness and disease prevention; a relationship-centered approach; research and evidence informed practice; ethics; advocacy; and leadership in the profession.

With our Holistic Nursing Bachelor completion program, you’ll be able to:

• Focus on health, wellness, and disease prevention as taught in the curriculum.

• Help patients and families achieve optimal health through a mind, body, and spirit approach.

• Immerse yourself in our community to learn the philosophies of holistic healthcare.

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