Bachelor of Science in Nursing

(RN-to-BSN Online)

Next term starts on May 1st, 2023!

Online RN-to-BSN Completion Program | Holistic Nursing

AHNA certificate June 2022
Our RN-to-BSN Program was awarded the Excellence in Holistic Nursing Education Award for 2022!

Pacific College’s AHNA award-winning Bachelor of Science in Nursing (Holistic Nursing) program offers a 42-60-credit on-line program of study. The program can be completed in 4 terms as a full-time student, or 7-9 terms as a part-time student. Depending on your previous education, you would complete 12-18 didactic and clinical courses. This RN-to-BSN program is a hybrid model where all didactic work can be completed online, and the one Community Health clinical practicum is completed in your geographic locale.

Already earned your BSN? Consider the Certificate or Master’s program!

As a nurse, I was trained only to treat the physical aspect of illness in a patient and recognize medication interactions, but now I have begun to see the full picture. I have had true “wow” moments as I reached new understanding of some of the interactions in healing care. I was amazed that information on mindfulness meditation, quantum theory, theory of relativity, and neuroplasticity was included in my readings. I believe the Bachelor’s in Holistic Nursing is the “must do” for every single nurse seeking higher education and encourage more nurses to seek out this path of healing.” – Gladis Quintero, BSN Holistic Nurse, Reiki Master, Yoga Instructor, Massage Therapist

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Deepening Our Understanding of Holistic Nursing Practice: Interconnectedness of Self, Others, Nature, and Spirituality.

A baccalaureate in nursing is the established educational criteria for professional nurses. The value-added component is a holistic BSN, which provides the philosophical, professional, educational, and clinical groundwork necessary for holistic nurse leaders of the future. The curriculum emphasizes self-care, health, wellness and disease prevention; relationship-centered approach; research and evidence informed practice; ethics; diversity & inclusion; advocacy; and authentic leadership in the profession and beyond. Our graduates are transformational leaders, capable of helping to shift the focus of healthcare paradigm from illness and disease to health promotion, wellness, and wellbeing for all.

Online RN-to-BSN Accreditation

Pacific College’s RN-to-BSN Completion Program is a unique, holistic-minded program accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) a specialized accrediting agency for nursing recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). The program is also endorsed by the American Holistic Nurses’ Credentialing Center (AHNCC). 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. 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 is regionally accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC).

ACEN Accredited, NY State Approved, WASC Accredited

About Holistic Nursing

Nursing is an art and science emanating from a caring-healing framework. Holistic nursing programs focus on healing the whole person, recognizing the interrelationship of the bio–psychosocial-cultural-spiritual-energetic-environmental dimensions of the person. It emphasizes protecting and promoting mental, spiritual and emotional health and wellness and supporting people to find meaning, peace and harmony. The holistic nurse who graduates from this online bachelor’s completion program partners with individuals, families, and communities to promote healing while honoring the individual’s subjective experience about health and illness.

“Increasingly, hospitals and other healthcare agencies require nurses to be well rounded, to protect and promote health and wellness, and to have their Bachelor’s Degree. As Senior Vice President, Patient Care Services and Chief Nursing Officer, I look forward to having Pacific College’s Nursing graduates working at our institution.” Kimberly S. Glassman, PhD, RN, Senior Vice President, Patient Care Services and Chief Nursing Officer – NYU Langone Medical Center

Online RN-to-BSN Program Outcomes

This online hybrid bachelor’s degree in holistic nursing enables graduates to:

  • Empower patients/clients/families by teaching  whole person healing and self-care practices for a healthier lifestyle.
  • Assist individuals and families to manage stress, make healthy changes, and prevent disease by improving health and well-being.
  • Guide individuals and families between the conventional allopathic medical system and complementary/alternative/integrative therapies and systems.
  • Incorporate holistic integrative / CAM modalities with other nursing interventions.
  • Work on integrated health teams.
  • Practice in any healthcare or community setting.
  • Integrate reflective practice, holistic consciousness, and self-care into personal and professional life.

Unique Online RN-to-BSN Coursework Includes:

  • Theoretical Foundations of Holistic Nursing
  • The Nurse as Facilitator of Healing: Role and Modalities
  • Community Health Nursing/Population Focused Healthcare
  • Human-Centered Leadership
  • Research in Nursing
  • Issues and Trends
  • Psychoneuroimmunology
  • Plus a variety of support courses and electives to choose from, including Medical Cannabis courses!

Online RN-to-BSN Program Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the RN-to-BSN program, the graduates will:

  1. Practice professional nursing from an informed, caring healing framework.
  2. Provide humanistic, holistic, high-quality care to individuals and families that reflects an understanding of the human condition and nursing management across the health-illness continuum, across the lifespan, and in all healthcare settings.
  3. Conduct comprehensive and focused holistic (physical, behavioral, psychological, spiritual, cultural, developmental, socioeconomic, environmental, energetic) assessments of health and illness parameters in clients/patients.
  4. Deliver compassionate, culturally competent, ethical, relationship-centered care that respects the individual and family preferences and values.
  5. Implement evidence-based nursing interventions as appropriate for managing acute and chronic care to maximize health, independence, and quality of life of individuals, diverse population groups, and communities.
  6. Utilize knowledge and skills for health promotion, wellness, risk reduction, and disease prevention for individuals, populations, and communities.
  7. Provide appropriate health teaching and health counseling that reflects developmental stage, age, culture, spirituality, individual preferences, and health literacy considerations to foster individual/ family engagement in their care.
  8. Use reflective practice and critical thinking skills as well as research and theory in the practice and evaluation of nursing care outcomes.
  9. Demonstrate skills in information and communication technology for documenting and evaluating safe and high-quality nursing care and client/patient outcomes.
  10. Communicate effectively with all members of the healthcare team, including other disciplines, the clients/patients and their support network.
  11. Demonstrate leadership skills, clinical judgment and accountability when delegating to and supervising other members of the healthcare team.
  12. Demonstrate the safe and efficient use of conventional nursing interventions as well as complementary/alternative/integrative modalities.
  13. Advocate for access to and equitable distribution of quality health care for all citizens, particularly vulnerable populations.
  14. Demonstrate a commitment to self-reflection, self-care, and life- long learning.
  15. Practice within the ethical, legal, and regulatory frameworks of nursing and the standards of professional and holistic nursing practice.
  16. Demonstrate tolerance for the ambiguity and unpredictability of the world and its effect on the healthcare system as related to nursing practice.

Online Bachelor of Science in Nursing – RN-to-BSN Completion Program

  • Minimum of 31.5 Credits
  • Coursework Online, Plus 2-Day Virtual Retreat
  • Full-Time (4 Terms) or Part-Time (7-9 Terms)
  • Complete Your Clinical Requirements in Your Area

Federal Consumer Disclosure Information About This Program

For important information on program costs, completion and placement rates, median debt incurred, etc., please see the program disclosure document.

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