Online RN to BSN Completion Program:

NEW! “Medical Cannabis Applications for Nurses” elective now available! 

Learn more about the Medical Cannabis elective.

Recognizing the Interconnectedness of Self, Others, Nature, and Spirituality

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 AHNCC, which makes graduates of Pacific College’s RN to BSN Completion Program eligible for certification in holistic nursing after passing the NCLEX and obtaining their RN license. This also identifies Pacific College 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 well being.

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.

Baccalaureate holistic nursing degrees are the established educational criteria for professional nurses. The online Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) provides the philosophical, professional, educational, and clinical groundwork necessary for nurses of the future. The curriculum emphasizes health, wellness and disease prevention; relationship-centered approach; research and evidence informed practice; ethics; advocacy; and leadership in the profession.

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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, Ph.D., RN

Senior Vice President, Patient Care Services and Chief Nursing Officer
NYU Langone Medical Center

This online 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 numerous settings.
  • Integrate reflection and self-care into personal and professional life.

RN-BSN coursework includes:

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

Online Bachelor of Science in Nursing – Bachelor’s Completion Program

  • Minimum of 31.5 Credits
  • Coursework Online, Plus 3-Day Onsite Retreat
  • Full-Time (4 Terms) or Part-Time (7-9 Terms)
  • Complete Your Clinical Requirements in Your Area

ACEN Accredited, NY State Approved, WASC Accredited

*RN to BSN program in New York intended for those with an associate’s degree in nursing and a registered nurse license.

NEW! Medical Cannabis Elective

  • Are you prepared to help and guide your patients?
  • Will you know how to answer their questions?
  • Do you have the skills to consult on the safe and effective use of cannabis?

The Pacific College of Oriental Medicine’s Medical Cannabis elective is a three-course program targeted at nurses who would like to support their patients to better understand safe and effective medical cannabis use.  The medical cannabis elective includes the following courses:

  1. Endocannabinoid System and Pharmacology | 3 Credits
    Physiology of the human endocannabinoid system; How cannabis interacts with that system; Pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of medicinal cannabis; Evidence-based cannabis research; Populations at risk for use of cannabis; Drug-drug interactions and adverse effects of cannabis; Routes of cannabis administration; Construct a holistic plan of care that incorporates cannabis.
  2. Clinical Medical Cannabis Guidelines and Professional Practice| 3 Credits
    Clinical applications of medical cannabis in the treatment of patients; Promoting health and wellness; How cannabis can be useful with a variety of conditions; Coach people on how to best incorporate cannabis into their health management and self-care routines.
  3. Cannabis Care Capstone | 2 Credits
    Design a practical and\or professional project that align with your goals as a cannabis practitioner.

Take the Medical Cannabis elective at no extra charge in your RN-to-BSN program.

Next Class Starts on January 2nd, 2020 ! (the September 2019 cohort is now full)

Contact us today if you are ready to become a pioneer in your profession!

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

Federal Consumer Disclosure Information About This Program

As a holistic nursing school, Pacific College of Oriental Medicine’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN completion) program is 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). ACEN contact information: 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA, 30326, www.acenursing.org. The Bachelor of Science in Nursing – Holistic Nursing (BSN) is endorsed by the American Holistic Nurses Credentialing Corporation (AHNCC). AHNCC contact information: 811 Linden Loop, Cedar Park, TX, 78613, www.ahncc.org. The college is registered with the New York State Education Department (NYSED) and approved by the Board of Regents. Pacific College of Oriental Medicine is regionally accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC). For important information on program costs, completion and placement rates, median debt incurred, etc., please see the program disclosure document.

Nursing Program Articulation

The Pacific College Bachelor of Science in Nursing (Holistic Nursing) has articulation agreements with the following Associate Degree Nursing Programs. Students who are not yet RNs may begin their nursing education at one of these colleges. Upon completion of an Associate Degree in Nursing, students may continue on to the Pacific College BS Completion Program in Holistic Nursing with seamless transition (see links below):

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If you would like more information about holistic nursing programs, or you have been searching for a holistic nursing school in NYC, contact us at Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in New York City.