Starting this Fall of 2021, our nursing department is launching a 40-credit Master of Science in Nursing (Holistic Nursing) program with tentative specialty tracks for nursing education, professional development specialist, and nurse coach.
Graduates of this innovative, 100% online program will be prepared to become leaders in nursing education and nurse coaching, with career opportunities in academia, integrative healthcare centers such as NYU Langone or Cornell Weill, community organizations, or even in private practice.
Specialization Tracks and Career Opportunities
After 24 core credits in cutting-edge courses such psychoneuroimmunology, evidence-based practice or advanced holistic health assessment, students will have the option of specializing in one of these tracks:
TRACK 1: Nurse Educator – academia, clinical areas, and specialty education (i.e., diabetes nurse educator); hospital, community centers, or private practice.
TRACK 2: Nursing Professional Development Specialists – program development and management, transformational change, continuing education, and leadership.
TRACK 3: Nurse Coach – support co-creative partnerships with individuals, organizations, or communities. The Nurse Coach may work in private practice or use these skills as a consultant or coach within the organizations where they work.
Certification and Faculty Expertise
Graduates will be eligible to sit for AHNCC or ANCC board certification in 5 areas: holistic nurse, advanced holistic nurse, nurse educator, nurse professional development specialist, and/or nurse coach.
The nursing faculty at PCHS recognize that to become holistic leaders in transforming healthcare, the transformation begins with us. Holistic nursing is a philosophy, a practice, way of being AND it is innovative and relationship-centered (strengthening relationships with self, colleagues, patients/families, organizations, communities, populations). It is also complexity-inspired and blends competency in traditional and non-traditional evidence-based approaches to caring and healing.
In the PCHS Nursing Program, we strive to nurture safe, respectful, creative, and thriving learning environments that inspire. Our faculty are role models and thought leaders in the holistic nursing field, and our courses are designed for professional and personal growth, where our graduates have expertise in holistic nursing and the mutually evolving process toward healing, balance, and wholeness within the self, of others and environments.
We hope this information resonates with you and that you will consider continuing your education with us! For more information, please connect with our friendly admissions team at [email protected] or with Program Chair Kristen Lombard, PhD, RN, AHN-BC at [email protected].