Holistic Nursing Online Graduate Certificate
A 9-Credit Online Graduate Certificate Program for Nursing Professionals
Initially launched in 2016, UConn's Holistic Nursing Certificate was the first 100% online graduate program in the nation.
To fill an important role in reducing a healthcare skills gap, the University of Connecticut's (UConn) School of Nursing developed the Holistic Nursing Online Graduate Certificate.
UConn's Holistic Nursing certificate program includes a total of three, 3-credit online courses that can be completed within one year beginning in the fall semester. The program is designed for Registered Nurses (RNs) with a Bachelor's Degree or higher interested in integrating holistic principles and evidence-based approaches in their professional practice. Students will learn about the state of the science in holistic care and the latest research on the efficacy and safety of a variety of complementary and integrative health approaches.
The Holistic Nursing Online Graduate Certificate provides nurses the educational foundation required to take the national board certification examination in Holistic Nursing.
Students will learn:
- The core principles, scope and standards of practice related to Holistic Nursing;
- The theories, models, definitions, and popular perceptions of Holistic Nursing, and how to apply them to address issues in health systems, services, practices, policy and research;
- The methods, effectiveness, and impact of holistic-based research, and how to apply them to develop evidence-based programs, policy, advocacy, and disseminate that information;
- The skills for selected complementary and integrative health approaches relevant to Holistic Nursing; and
- How to integrate the concepts and approaches of Holistic Nursing into professional nursing care for individuals, families, groups, and populations.
We are currently accepting applications for the Fall 2023 semester. The application deadline is Friday, June 23, 11:59 p.m. EST.
Maximum cohort capacity is 12 students; the Fall 2022 cohort is currently filled. The Fall 2023 application opens approximately mid-September 2022.
Early application to the program is advised.
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