MSN Nursing Program Online - Holistic MSN - Pacific College

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

The purpose of the Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program is to prepare nurses to provide high-quality holistic nursing education and coaching. This groundbreaking 40-credit, online program features a focus on holistic and integrative healthcare, and includes cutting-edge and advanced nursing classes such as psychoneuroimmunology, advanced holistic pharmacology, and a medical cannabis specialization option. The course work is 100% online and under the umbrella of Pacific College’s prestigious WSCUC accreditation.

The first nurse coach graduate program in the United States! Includes entrepreneurship course and medical cannabis specialization option!

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 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 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.

22 CORE CREDITS
18 SPECIALIZED-TRACK CREDITS
TOTAL : 40 CREDITS

Upon completion, you will be able 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). With the appropriate number of clinical hours, you may also be able to sit for the board certification exams for the Nurse Educator or Nurse Professional Development Specialist. The pre-requisite for entering the MSN program is a bachelor’s degree in nursing (BSN).

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MSN PROGRAM OVERVIEW

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Holistic Health Education Focus

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Innovative Curriculum & Electives
including a medical cannabis specialization

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Course Work 100% Online

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3 Tracks - Nurse Educator, Nurse Professional Development Specialist, Nurse Coach

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Pacific College of Health and Science is Accredited by WSCUC

Next term starts on September 7th, 2021!

MSN PROGRAM OUTLINE

All students take the following core courses:

Total: 22 units

THEN SELECT 1 OF 3 TRACKS LISTED BELOW

Click on one of the 3 tracks below

NURSE COACH:

  • 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

NURSE EDUCATOR:

  • Role of the Holistic Nurse Educator /
    Professional Development Specialist (3 credits)
  • Holistic Teaching and Evaluation Methods for Nursing Education (3 credits)
  • Curriculum Design, Implementation, and Assessment (3 credits)
  • Educational Technologies and Informatics for Teaching and Professional Development (3 credits)
  • Holistic Nurse Educator Practicum I (3 credits)
  • Holistic Nurse Educator Practicum and Capstone (3 credits)

Total: 18 credits

NURSE EDUCATOR – Professional Development Specialist:

  • Role of the Holistic Nurse Educator /
    Professional Development Specialist (3 credits)
  • Holistic Teaching and Evaluation Methods for Nursing Education (3 credits)
  • Curriculum Design, Implementation, and Assessment (3 credits)
  • Educational Technologies and Informatics for Teaching and Professional Development (3 credits)
  • Professional Development Specialist Practicum I (3 credits)
  • Professional Development Specialist Practicum and Capstone (3 credits)

Total: 18 credits

TOTAL: 40 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 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
  • Course completion (grade of C or better) of the following courses:
    • Basic Pathophysiology
    • Basic Health Assessment
    • Basic Pharmacology
    • Basic Nursing Research
  • Statistics or Statistics Review Course/Certification

MSN Program Financial Aid Information

Financial Aid Approval in Process

MSN 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:
    • 1 of the references needs to be from a supervisor or faculty member from your nursing program.
    • References should be from individuals who can evaluate your professional abilities: leadership, character, relationships, collaboration, teaching/learning capabilities, gifts/ accomplishments.
  • 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 fully online learning experience?
    • Written, 3 pages, double-spaced, 11 font
  • $50 Application Fee

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