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The Holistic Nursing Online Graduate Certificate is comprised of three required courses (9-credits in total). There are no prerequisites. It is required that courses be taken in sequential order.

Courses include:

NURS 5001 – Holistic Nursing Part 1:  Basic Concepts
3-credits, fall

Holistic Nursing Online Graduate Certificate ImageThis course was developed around the five core values and scope and standards of holistic nursing and provides nurses with the educational foundation required to take the national board certification examination in holistic nursing. Teaching/learning interventions and complementary and integrative health approaches are selected as examples of nursing approaches to promote health and healing of patients.

NURS 5002 – Holistic Nursing Part 2:  Advanced Concepts
3-credits, spring

This course introduces students to advanced concepts in holistic nursing. Major concepts of health and wellness, body-mind healing, spirituality and health, selected complementary and integrative health approaches, and evidence-based practice are highlighted. Participants engage in experiential activities that explore and analyze a range of practices that are applicable for providing holistic care in a variety of health care settings.

NURS 5003 – Holistic Nursing Practicum
3-credits, summer

This course provides students with an opportunity to apply theory from holistic nursing to individuals, families, and community groups in a variety of health care settings. Focus is on relationship-centered holistic care and integrative health approaches applied across the wellness-illness continuum in collaboration with other members of the health care team. Selected readings, clinical experiences, and practicum project are determined in collaboration with faculty.