Nursing Programs

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Dedicate Yourself to Improving Lives Exponentially
With Holistic Nursing Programs

Across the U.S., patients are increasingly seeking out natural, evidence-based solutions, leading health practitioners to offer care centered on holistic healing and integrative medicine. The philosophical and scientific evolution in the healthcare industry is driving demand for nurses skilled in providing alternative and holistic treatments to help patients achieve a spiritual, emotional, and physical balance. The Pacific College of Health and Science online holistic nursing programs are uniquely positioned to help future healthcare professionals lead the holistic healthcare movement, inspiring a deep and lasting respect for the integrity of the human body, mind, and spirit. Graduates of the Pacific College holistic online nursing programs will gain a deeper understanding of the philosophical, professional, educational, and clinical aspects of the nursing field and become equipped to improve the lives and well-being of their patients.

NEW! Online MSN program with holistic nursing focus and 2 specialty tracks: Nurse Educator and Nurse Coach.

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Three Holistic Nursing Programs Offered:

Online Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Intended for those with an associate degree in nursing and a registered nurse license. Focus is placed on the body-mind-spirit connection within an evidence-based caring-healing practice model.

Online Holistic Nursing Certificate

The certificate program is ideal for students looking to develop skills in practicing nursing within an informed, caring-healing holistic framework.

Now accepting RNs!

Online Master of Science in Nursing
(Holistic Nursing)

The first one of its kind in the US! Innovative curriculum with 2 specialty tracks: nurse coach and nurse educator.

Holistic Nursing Program Highlights

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Learn foundational principles of holistic integrative modalities

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Develop skills to become a leader for change in healthcare delivery

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Choose from a variety of support courses and electives

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Develop a deep understanding of the nurse’s role as a facilitator of holistic healing

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Holistic Nursing Certificate and RN-to-BSN endorsed by AHNCC

“NYULH has been affiliated with Pacific College for five years, providing clinical experiences for their RN to BSN and holistic nursing students in the areas of healthcare leadership, community health, and integrative health and medicine. This relationship has been a mutually valuable collaboration between our nursing staff, administrative leaders, and PCHS nursing students. Together, we have worked to support the educational goals of nurses as well as the advancement of holistic health and integrative medicine approaches in the inpatient setting and in local communities.”

Debra Albert, DNP, MBA, RN, NEA-BC
Chief Nursing Officer & Senior Vice President for Patient Care Service
NYU Langone Health

Holistic Nursing Careers

Nurses across various healthcare settings are at the forefront of providing integrative care and empowering patients to use self-care and healing practices for healthier lifestyles. Skilled in holistic nursing and care and evidence-based practice, nurses are equipped to address their patients’ physical, mental, and spiritual needs to naturally restore balance among the human body’s multiple and complex systems. They are the valuable link between the conventional allopathic medical system and the alternative and integrative care system, guiding individuals and families on their way to receiving care and treatment.

Healthcare organizations are seeking nurses passionate about empowering patients, clients and families with the self-care practices necessary for living healthier lifestyle. The various illnesses, disorders, and anxieties caused by daily stresses are requiring care that addresses the interconnectedness of self, others, nature, and spirituality. Today, nurses are working on integrated, interdisciplinary health teams and collaborating with all constituencies to provide holistic healing. Graduates of the Pacific College online holistic nursing program will have a competitive edge in an industry that is rapidly shifting toward holistic care practices.

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Who Should Choose These Online Holistic Nursing Programs?

The Pacific College programs have been designed for individuals who have a passion for improving the lives of others by helping them achieve a spiritual, emotional, and physical balance. Students enrolled in one of Pacific College’s nursing programs join a movement that is driven by demand for alternative and evidence-based care and the need for thriving professional work environments. Upon earning a nursing degree or certificate from the Pacific College, graduates possess a deeper understanding of how to effectively balance the complex systems of a patient’s body-mind-emotions-spirit.

The Pacific College Online Nursing Programs prepare health practitioners for a rewarding career in the field. As a nurse, you will be providing holistic care at the intersection of modern Western science and Eastern medicine. Graduates are equipped with the skills they will need to improve their patients’ health and wellness and promote disease prevention. Pacific College students are taught a relationship-centered approach that advocates for alternative and holistic care while honoring their patients’ subjective experiences of health and illness. Our programs help graduates stand out from the competition by strengthening their understanding and grasp of both Eastern medicine and modern Western science.

“The RN-to-BSN program at Pacific College has enriched both my professional and personal lives. I am so thankful that I was able to enroll in this program. The Nurse as Facilitator classes stress the importance of self-care for nurses and teach modalities for health maintenance and stress management. Some, such as The M Technique (gentle hand massage) and guided imagery can be non-pharmacologic options for our clients.”
Allyson Alexander


Programs within Pacific College’s nursing school cover the following areas:

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Theoretical foundations of holism and holistic nursing

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Integrative pharmacology

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Diversity, equity, and inclusion in healthcare

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Planetary health

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Issues and trends in professional nursing and healthcare

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Human-centered nursing leadership in the delivery of healthcare

Meet Your Faculty

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Dr. Lynne King
DNS, MSN, MS, RN, AHN-BC, Caritas Coach®

Dean of Nursing Education

Catherine Johnson

RN-to-BSN Program Coordinator

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Dr. Jennifer Reich

Core Faculty

Suzanne Cleere
DNP, RN, MSBA, Caritas Coach®

Core Faculty

Dr. LuAnne Lilly

Core Faculty

Leslie Shurts


Mitzie Meyers

Dr. Mitzie Meyers

Associate Professor

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Caroline Ortiz

Associate Professor

Sondra Rivera

Clinical Placement Coordinator

Dr. Carla Mariano,

Dr. Carey S. Clark,

Thank You,
Drs. Carla Mariano and Carey Clark!

Dr. Mariano has been a champion for holistic nursing for decades! She developed and is immediate past coordinator of the Advanced Practice Adult Holistic Nurse Practitioner program in the College of Nursing at New York University, and developed the Holistic Nursing Certificate and the Bachelor of Science Holistic Nursing program at Pacific College of Health and Science.

Dr. Clark co-founded Pacific College’s medical cannabis program and is the former program director of both Holistic Nursing and Medical Cannabis programs. She is the Past President of the American Cannabis Nurses Association, and has been a nurse since 1994, with a wide practice background including experience within the acute care setting, pediatrics, hospice care, and parish nursing.

Accredited Online Nursing Programs

Since 1986, those with a calling to heal and promote overall health in the mind and body have turned to the programs at the Pacific College of Health and Science. Pacific College graduates are prepared to both prevent and remedy pain, discomfort, and disease through practices such as massage therapy, acupuncture, and holistic nursing.
American Holistic Nurses Credentialing Corporation LogoPacific College prepares students for careers as healing practitioners at the intersection of Eastern healthcare practices and Western bioscience, with a strong hands-on clinical component. All three Pacific College campus locations feature student clinics where learning practitioners serve the needs of real clients.

AHNCC endorses the RN-to-BSN Holistic Nursing Program. Upon completion, graduates will be able to use the holistic nursing certificate coursework to sit for the HNB-BC board certification exam offered through the American Holistic Nurses Credentialing Corporation (AHNCC) as long as they meet all the other application eligibility criteria. Endorsement of this program also identifies Pacific as an institution producing nurses that will participate as transformational leaders capable of helping to shift the focus of healthcare paradigm from illness and disease to health promotion, wellness, and wellbeing for all. View all current AHNCC-endorsed nursing programs.

Public Notice: ACEN to Visit PCOM-NY Campus for Accreditation Review, Oct 6-8

Pacific College of Health and Science is accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC). The college is registered with the New York State Education Department (NYSED) and approved by the Board of Regents. Pacific College of Health and Science’s RN-BSN Program was granted initial accreditation by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) in 2013. The MSN program is in ACEN candidacy and scheduled for our site visit in Spring 2023.

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Phone: (404) 975-5000
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Holistic Nursing FAQ

What is holistic nursing and how does it differ from traditional nursing?

Holistic nursing is a nursing approach that considers the interconnectedness of a person's bio-psychosocial, spiritual, cultural, energetic, and environmental dimensions. It aims to create healing environments for patients and healthcare providers alike. Unlike traditional nursing, holistic nursing focuses on relationship-centered care, recognizes the importance of healthy relationships, and aims to cocreate caring healing environments within ourselves and with others.

What is relationship-centered care?

Relationship-centered care is a healthcare philosophy that emphasizes the importance of healthy relationships among healthcare providers, patients, and families. It recognizes that caring for oneself is essential to providing extraordinary care to patients and families, and extends beyond patient care to include healthy relationships in all areas of life.

Where can the practice of holistic nursing be applied?

Holistic nursing is a way of being that can be applied in all nursing specialties and roles. Holistic nurses work in all settings, from hospitals and clinics to communities, organizations, and even the planet, focusing on creating caring healing environments and facilitating whole person healing.

How does PCHS’s nursing programs differ from other nursing programs?

PCHS’s nursing programs provide a basic foundation of evidence-based curricula required by professional scope and standards of practice, and also weave in caring, healing concepts, and explore new ways of living and being. They recognize the limitations of conventional healthcare and aim to contribute to the transformation of it and the nursing profession through holistic nursing education.

What are the three programs in Holistic Nursing education offered by PCHS?

The three programs in Holistic Nursing education offered by PCHS are the RN to BSN program, the Nurse Certificate program, and the Holistic Masters of Nursing program. These programs provide opportunities to explore the many paths to healing, strengthening our reflective practice, and deepening our consciousness of self and humanity while honoring conventional healthcare as a foundation.