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AHNA Selects Pacific College for Excellence in Holistic Nursing Education Award

Awards Honors Pacific College of Health and Science’s Dedication to Furthering Holistic Nursing Practices July 14, 2022 Pacific College of Health and Science announced today it has earned the Excellence in Holistic Nursing Education Award from the American Holistic Nursing Association (AHNA). As a specialty nursing association serving more than 5,500 nurses and holistic healthcare …

Carla Mariano Inducted into Global Academy of Holistic Nursing

By Shanell LaBelle We are so proud to share that Dr. Carla Mariano, holistic nursing pioneer and co-founder of Pacific College’s holistic nursing programs, has received an invitation to the inaugural cohort of the Global Academy of Holistic Nursing (GAHN). The GAHN is “a community of holistic nurse scholars committed to advancing holistic, humanistic, and …

NurseJournal Interviews Caroline Ortiz, Pacific College Nursing Faculty

October 18, 2021 Caroline Ortiz, MSN, MPHRN, NC-BC, an associate professor in Pacific College’s Holistic Nursing Program, was recently interviewed by Gayle Morris, BSN, MSN, of NurseJournal.org. Ortiz, who has over 25 years of nursing experience, has developed and implemented numerous holistic health programs and participated in clinical research of complementary medicine and integrative health …

Caroline Ortiz, Pacific College Nursing Faculty, Featured by Minority Nurse

January 19th, 2021 Caroline E. Ortiz, MS, MPH, RN, NC-BC, an associate professor teaching in Pacific College’s Holistic Nursing program, was featured by Minority Nurse on January 15th’s article, “Studying the Traditional Healing Practices of Mexican-American Women”. Ortiz grew up in a household that straddled the boundary between the US and Mexico linguistically, culturally, and …

Medical Cannabis Certificate Alumni Highlight: April Hatch MSN, RN

Medical Cannabis Certificate Alumni Highlight: April Hatch MSN, RN During the Spring of 2020, I was looking to further my education in medical cannabis. I had several courses under my belt, spent time with Dr. Dustin Sulak in Maine, had experience working with cannabis patients, but was looking for a higher-education program that would allow …

After Pacific: New Alumni/Faculty Reflection by Quilvio Rodriguez

A story of how holistic nursing changed my life, By Quilvio Rodriguez PMHNP-BC, MSN, HNB-BC, BSN, RN  Welcome new and returning students to Pacific College of Health and Science’s (PCHS) Holistic Nursing program. I am delighted and honored to have been invited to teach after graduating from the RN-BSN program in 2018. In this submission, …

Public Notice of Upcoming Accreditation Review Visit by the ACEN

The Pacific College of Health and Science wishes to announce that it will host a virtual site visit for continuing accreditation of its RN-BSN nursing program by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). You are invited to virtually meet with the site visit team at 4:30 pm ET on October 14th, 2020 to share your comments …

Dr. Carla Mariano Receives American Holistic Nurses Association (AHNA) Lifetime Achievement Award

Dear Pacific community, Dr. Carey Clark and I are pleased to tell you that Dr. Carla Mariano, EdD, RN, AHN-BC, FAAIM is a recipient of the American Holistic Nurses Association (AHNA) Lifetime Achievement Award. While Dr. Mariano’s accomplishments are well known in the world of holistic nursing, they may not be among many in our …