Christina Ayala, Changing Her Life with the BSN Program

How has the PCHS Holistic Nursing Program influenced your personal and professional practice? Christina Ayala, RN I have been attending PCHS for almost two years now. Being at this school in the holistic nurse BSN program has changed my life. First, it is amazing that most synchronous classes start with some mindfulness practice and check-in. …

Making Mental Health Top Priority: Natalie Zhao’s RN Certificate

How has the PCHS Holistic Nursing Program influenced your personal and professional practice? Natalie Zhao, BSN, RN, PCHS 2021 Graduate As a recent graduate of PCHS’s Holistic R.N. Certification program, I can attest that this learning opportunity has made mental health and wellness my number one priority. Prior to the program, I engaged in more …

Four PCHS Faculty Present at the 2021 AHNA Conference

Our PCHS faculty has represented us well at the AHNA conference this year! Here are the abstracts of what they presented: Cannabis Care: The Holistic Nurse’s Role Carey S. Clark, Ph.D., R.N., AHN-BC, RYT, FAAN An overview of the human mammalian endocannabinoid system, the holistic nurse’s role in working with cannabis patients, and how cannabis …

Pacific College of Health and Science Announces Master of Science in Holistic Nursing Education, the First of its Kind Available in the United States

SAN DIEGO, CA, May 10, 2021 — Pacific College of Health and Science today announced its new Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree program, the first graduate degree in the United States specializing in holistic nursing, with tracks in nurse-coach and nurse educator, including a medical cannabis specialization option. The 40-credit program features a …

Dr. Mariano Recognized by Global Academy of Holistic Nursing

Dr. Carla Mariano, who developed the AHNCC endorsed RN-BSN program here at Pacific College of Health and Science, has been invited to join The Global Academy of Holistic Nursing as an Honorary Holistic Nursing Scholar based on her leadership, advocacy, achievements, and contributions to Holistic Nursing the advancement of the specialty. The founding of the Academy …

Exciting News!

Professor Dr. Kristen Lombard, chair of the new MSN program, just received her AHNCC Board Certification as an Advanced Holistic Nurse (AHN-BC)! This is her second board certification. In addition to her experience as a holistic nurse, her preparation for the 150 question exam was to attend the PCHS Zoom session with Dr. Margaret Erickson …

The Cannabis Industry Needs Nurses

By Eloise Theisen, AGPCNP-BC, CEO of Radicle Health and Executive Board Member of Leaf411 Republished with permission from Radicle Health  The cannabis industry (and particularly the hemp space) has been gaining momentum. Last year was a monumental year for cannabis legislation. With 36 states and the District of Columbia allowing some form of medical cannabis, 15 states …