Anyone done NIWH Whole Health Educator program? - page 5

Has anyone completed (or know anything about) the National Institute of Whole Health (NIWH) Whole Health Educator for Nurses program? If so, have you become a Certified Holistic Nurse? What's the... Read More

  1. by   E-commerce
    Thank you Kathy. You have been helpful! I am in the process of finding a reputable program that specializes.
  2. by   Kathy H
    Quote from Providence60
    Hello fellow NIWH participant,

    So pleased to hear how much you are enjoying this program as much as I am! It really is very unique and the best option for nurses seeking real credentials for health and wellness patient education work in either a medical practice or for our own private practice. I’ve looked at a LOT of programs online and this program gives so much more value (at about the same cost) as other programs. And, the other programs don’t allow you to earn an NPI number or nurse CE contact hours or all the other perks it gives. I encourage you to go on the program’s monthly call-ins as there is a lot of discussion on them about what other graduates are doing and it’s quite impressive! On one of the calls, I heard it explained how Medicare is pushing disease prevention and health education big time, so nurses can do very well with this training and certification.

    LOL, ---------------- might be upset to hear you call yourself a coach because this program is SO much more than coaching. You can do so much more with this program than can a coach (check out comparison chart at Whole Health Training - Accredited | National Institute of Whole Health). Good luck with everything and I hope to see more of your comments in this forum!
    Interesting info. How can I go on the program's monthly call without being registered in the program? I'd love to get an idea of the program before committing. Thanks
  3. by   Kathy H
    Thanks for all the info. Would you happen to know whether there are any limitations to this in Connecticut? Thank you

  4. by   Providence60
    Hi Kathy,

    No, there are not any limitations to this credential in CT as the program provides a NATIONAL credential and thus does not limit one to state regulations where one lives or practices.
  5. by   Providence60
    Hi! Yes you need to have a degree or license in a health career or focus. The best way to know for certain if you qualify for the program would be to call and talk with someone at the program (Whole Health Training and Education - Accredited | Holistic Health Programs). Hope this is helpful!
  6. by   Providence60
    Hi Kathy,

    It depends on which of the National Institute of Whole Health programs you are interested in. To learn more about the requirements for the various programs offered, use this link Prerequisites | National Institute of Whole Health for looking at what your current education qualifies you for taking from the NIWH. Hope this was helpful!
  7. by   Providence60
    Hi Proverbs, sorry for the delay in seeing your post! I've answered a question Kathy posted below and the link Prerequisites | National Institute of Whole Health gives the requirements for the various programs NIWH offers. Hope this helps!
  8. by   Ppayne
    Hello to everyone,
    I am a recent graduate of the NIWH 3-in-1 Nurse Educator/Advocate program and wanted to add my experience of the program to the ongoing thread.
    I completed the Duke Integrative Medicine Health Coaching Program in 2016 and from there continued my education with the NIWH program.
    The Duke program was a wonderful foundation for coaching and set the stage for NIWH. My goals are to provide the most up to date, research based health information people are desperately searching for in a way that can be easily understood, and tailored to the specific needs of that individual. NIWH provided me with what I needed to be able to do this. As already stated so beautifully by other graduates, this is an all encompassing program. It is a learning environment that encourages and supports deep knowing and reflection on the materials given in the modules. I am one of the students that needed more time per week to complete each module, but that was my decision and not necessitated by the curriculum. I have grown in my knowledge base, and in my independent critical thinking skills. I am grateful for this program and all the staff that have the student's best interests as top priority - and so the future clients we will have a relationship with. Highly recommend it!
  9. by   Providence60
    Well spoken as to the quality of the NIWH 3-1 Whole Health Education program you are a graduate of! (Whole Health Programs - Accredited | National Institute of Whole Health). And there are other programs NIWH offers, depending on what you are seeking for further education, credentials, and skills. NIWH also offers the "Patient Health Advocacy Certificate Program"(Patient Health Advocacy Certificate Whole Health Training Program, Become Patient Advocate | National Institute of Whole Health) and the "Holistic Nurse Certification" (Holistic Nurse Certification | National Institute of Whole Health). NIWH graduates are qualified to apply for further credentials (see Nationally Recognized Credentials | National Institute of Whole Health) for advancing your professional career choices in the healthcare field.
  10. by   Apalmeri5
    Hi there!

    TwoDreams...I have been TRYING to complete this program. I get my assignments rejected all the time in spite of reading all materials and videos. I spend about 11 hours each module. I personally feel my advisor is too particular. The course outline says each module is recieved with only 75% completion but I feel I get rejected even if I do have that much. I enjoy what I learn but for some reason am having a very difficult time. Could you offer advice? I would really appreciate it. thanks
    Last edit by Apalmeri5 on Aug 21, '17 : Reason: Didn't mention person
  11. by   Providence60
    As a graduate of the NIWH program (Whole Health Programs - Accredited | National Institute of Whole Health) I am familiar with the assignments you spoke of in your post. At the beginning of the program I too struggled to understand what I was being asked to do as it is very different than my previous experiences with learning expectations. Prior to taking the NIWH program, I was simply asked a question and only needed to “copy/paste” the answer in order to satisfy my instructors and testing. What is unique and requires a bit of a learning curve is that I was being taught to learn about the whole person, not just a series of facts. The Whole Person/Whole Health model of training within the NIWH program looks at a person and their health from a 360 degree perspective. Most of us have spent our life being taught to "just answer the question" with a singular answer. This makes it challenging to grasp the circular, feminine model of wholeness and inter-relatedness. Once I understood that the NIWH program was teaching me information based on an integrated Whole Person/Whole Health curriculum model, I could SO much better understand what was expected of me and my assignments. It’s a little bit like learning a new language-it can be challenging at first, and then once you get it, everything makes so much more sense! My recommendation is that you talk with your advisor and a person from program services who will be happy to help you with this leaning curve. They do talk about the model of the curriculum in the various guides and course inserts but that can be hard to grasp until you are doing the work. I can tell you from my own experience of this program it is worth the initial struggle of trying to understand this unique model of learning as it offers our patients and clients the help they are looking for when they seek our help! Hang in there - its well worth it!
  12. by   Shirleymizell
    I am presently enrolled and have completed several classes. They have been very enlightening for me connecting the dots that have been missing in my past Nursing Edu. and years of experience as a Nurse.
  13. by   Sherranne
    Hi there! I just joined and also just posted in another section looking for Canadian nurses turned Holistic Nurse/Coaches. Now, I see this! haha. Would love to hear from anyone, of course, but particularly interested in it from a Canadian's perspective.