Alternative/Complementary Opportunities in Nursing

  1. HI !!
    I am new to the nursing program, I was just admitted in January. I have been interested in alternative and complimentary medicines & therapies. I was wondering if anyone knew of any opportunities in the nursing field for any such educational experiences or jobs available for nurses or nursing students??
    Thanks
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  3. by   renerian
    Hello! I just got my BS/MS in holistic nutrition (science degrees). I am hoping to within the year open a nutritional consultation service. No prescribing just education of diet types, nutritional components and such. Teach on things like bioflavonoids, antioxidants and vitamins. I have an ADN as well. I love this topic and it does not come up much.

    renerian
  4. by   healingtouchRN
    :roll what a wide open, expanding field! I primarily in a western practice (critical care) which is how I eat & pay my bills, but my second job is a Certified Healing Touch Practitioner (energy worker). I do this in an Alternative Health Center in my neighborhood. Business is slowly building as people learn what it is. I am also involved in teaching people how to care for themselves (what nurses do best). I integrate this into my full time practice by educating clients that they have the right to all kinds of choices, western (allopathic), eastern, native, or a combination. It is their choice to educate themselves & do what is best for them. No set regimen. Holism as it's best! :kiss
  5. by   healingtouchRN

    Renerian, You might look into the lecture circate as a option. We have one here in AL called Diversified Nursing that coodinates
    different lecturers with a host of different topics, such as your interest. I took a class from this company that spoke on herbal contraindications & uses. It was a WEALTH of info that I never got in school. Share your knowlege with the RN's who will teach their clients the same! :chuckle
  6. by   renerian
    Thanks healing touch!

    renerian
  7. by   yves
    Quote from renerian
    Hello! I just got my BS/MS in holistic nutrition (science degrees). I am hoping to within the year open a nutritional consultation service. No prescribing just education of diet types, nutritional components and such. Teach on things like bioflavonoids, antioxidants and vitamins. I have an ADN as well. I love this topic and it does not come up much.

    renerian
    Hi i am interested in holistic health nutritional supplements. Ive been thinking about doing ceus on this topic. Typically i am an icu nurse. I see enough of death and dying. I would like to do education prevention. Is there magazines for nurses on this topic
    Yves
  8. by   zenman
    This college offers a holistic nursing program http://www.nycollege.edu/
  9. by   yves
    thank you for the information
    the college program looks very interesting
  10. by   yves
    To Healing Touch Rn
    The class you took in Alabama do you know if they offer it in different states.
    Yves
  11. by   renerian
    I would like the education component. Your right this herbal stuff is passed by in nursing school.

    renerian
  12. by   yves
    renerian,
    what part of ohio are you from I am orginally from Athens Ohio. I became a travel nurse and landed in Utah with my new husband. I still travel presently to Washington but as i get older i want to phase out working in the Icus and do prevention and alternative medicine. I still come to ohio occasionally and do educational seminars on vitamins and antioxidants. If you have any ideas on this topic I would appreciate your help.

    Thanks!
  13. by   healingtouchRN
    I am sure they do, what state are you in? I have done some alternative training in GA, LA, SC, NC, TN, & there are lots in CA & CO (where my HT program originated).
  14. by   TinyNurse
    home birther, non- vaxer, vegetarian mama, and er nurse, would love to hear more on this topic....... soon!!!!

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