Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN)

Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN)

PCOM-NY RN to BSN Completion Program:
Recognizing the Interconnectedness of Self, Others, Nature, and Spirituality

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As of April 2016, PCOM’s RN to BSN Completion Program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), a specialized accrediting agency for nursing recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).

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 who graduates from PCOM-NY partners with individuals, families, and communities to promote healing while honoring the individual's subjective experience about health and illness.

Baccalaureate holistic nursing degrees are the established educational criteria for professional nurses. The New York campus's Bachelor of Science in 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.

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Becoming a registered nurse in my 44th year took a huge leap of faith. Continuing my education to become a holistic nurse came naturally. Knowledge is precious. Pass it on. - Katie Gray, RN

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, Transcultural Nursing, Spanish for Nurses, and Palliative Care

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

ACEN Accredited, NY State Approved, WASC Accredited

*RN to BSN programs in New York intended for those with an Associate’s Degree in Nursing and a Registered Nurse license.

Federal Consumer Disclosure Information About This Program

Pacific College of Oriental Medicine’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN completion) program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), a specialized accrediting agency for nursing recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). ACEN contact information: 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA, 30326, The college is registered with the New York State Education Department (NYSED) and approved by the Board of Regents. Pacific College of Oriental Medicine is regionally accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. For important information on program costs, completion and placement rates, median debt incurred, etc., please see the program disclosure document.

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, 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).

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