Master of science in nursing

Holistic MSN Program

MSN Degree Program and Holistic Nursing Education

Experience Personal and Professional Transformation with an MSN Degree Focused on Holistic Nursing Education or Nurse Coaching!

The purpose of the Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree program is to prepare nurses to provide high-quality holistic nursing education and coaching. This groundbreaking 40-credit program features a focus on holistic and integrative healthcare, and includes cutting-edge and advanced nursing classes such as psychoneuroimmunology. The didactic coursework is online, while the clinical and lab components take place in the student’s locale/community. The MSN degree program is credentialed under the umbrella of Pacific College’s prestigious WSCUC accreditation, and is a candidate for accreditation by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). Pacific College of Health and Science will host a site visit by ACEN for initial accreditation of this program on Wednesday, March 29th, 2023: view the complete Public Notice of the upcoming ACEN review visit here.

The first nurse coach graduate program in the United States! Includes entrepreneurship course and access to Pacific College’s medical cannabis certificate courses!

Many hospitals and healthcare settings are moving to integrative healthcare (IHC) due to patient demand for complementary healthcare services. Pacific College of Health and Science’s Master of Science in Nursing (MSN degree) teaches students to use evidence-based scientific and holistic knowledge as a foundation for their roles in nursing education and coaching.

Students will also deepen their understanding of cutting-edge integrative and healing modalities and educate/coach patients about them. Graduates of the MSN degree nursing program will be prepared to work as nursing school faculty members, nursing professional development specialists, or nurse coaches in integrative and holistic healthcare settings, including private practice.


Upon completion, you will be able to use the holistic MSN coursework to sit for the appropriate holistic nurse, advanced holistic nurse, or nurse coach board certification exams offered through the American Holistic Nurses Credentialing Corporation (AHNCC), as long as you meet all the other application eligibility criteria. With the appropriate number of practice hours, you may also be able to sit for the board certification exams for the Nurse Educator or Nurse Professional Development Specialist. The prerequisite for entering the MSN program is a bachelor’s degree in nursing (BSN).

Pacific College’s online MSN degree program starts once per year in September. We are currently accepting applications for the Fall 2023 term that will start on Tuesday, September 5th, 2023.

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Holistic Health Education Focus


Innovative Curriculum & Easy Access to Medical Cannabis Certification


40 Credits
Online Coursework


2 Tracks - Nurse Educator or Nurse Coach


Pacific College of Health and Science is Accredited by WSCUC

Next term starts on
May 1st, 2023!
The next start date for our Holistic MSN degree program is on May 1st, 2023! Applications must be submitted by December 23rd, 2022 to be considered for this program. If you have questions about earning your MSN, request a call back today!


All students take the following core courses:

Total: 22 units


Click on one of the 2 tracks below


  • Role of the Holistic Nurse Coach (3 credits)
  • Coaching Techniques with Diverse Populations Across the Lifespan (3 credits)
  • Coaching Process and Holistic Nursing Assessment (3 credits)
  • Entrepreneurship within the Integrative Care Landscape (3 credits)
  • Holistic Nurse Coach Practicum I (3 credits)
  • Nurse Coach Practicum II and Capstone (3 credits)

Total: 18 credits


MSN Career Opportunities

Graduates of the MSN degree program will work in the following settings:

  • Academia (community colleges and 4-year universities and colleges).
  • Hospitals or other traditional or non-traditional healthcare settings with a focus on patient education, change management, nursing and interprofessional development.
  • Healthcare systems with a focus on coaching and wellness.
  • Private practice consulting organizations with individuals, groups, organizations, systems, or communities

Holistic Nursing Experts

MSN Degree Program Admissions Prerequisites

Basic qualifications for acceptance into our MSN Nursing Program:

  • BSN: From an accredited nursing program (regionally accredited and CCNE, ACEN or NLN accredited)
  • GPA of 3.0: Official cumulative GPA

MSN Degree Program Financial Aid Information

MSN Degree Program Application Checklist

  • RN License: Current and in good standing
  • Official Transcripts: From all higher education schools attended
  • Resume or CV: Concise and easy to read
  • Two Written References
  • Personal Statement:
    • Respond to this question: What is your understanding of holistic nursing? Why are you applying for a Master’s Degree in holistic nursing education or to be a holistic nurse coach? What are your nursing practice goals? What strategies for success can you identify for this online learning experience?
    • Written, 3 pages, double-spaced, 12 font
  • $50 Application Fee

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