Can I get an entry level job in a Holistic practice first?

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    I have been almost addicted to Alternative/Holistic Nursing but yet have no degree. I would love to get in on the ground floor of a practice but do not know if there is any chance in this. If I need a degree, what is a good one to get started with in Holistic Nursing.?
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    In order to become a Holistic Nurse you must first become a Registered Nurse so that is the first degree I would start working on. =)
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    I guess I forgot to mention I am an Registered Nurse already. I belong to the AHNA and have some certs in Aromatherapy, Advanced Reflexology, Basic Herbal. But I was wondering if Holistic practices would accept an RN without a degree. My speciality was Geriatric/Subacute....so thats 17 years of that. But I am tired of the Medical Pill pushing scene. Any ideas?
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    I have searched online and found some private practices that are using holistic nurses but they all have taken the board examination, and I assume have graduated from accredited programs. I would think that in the Geriatric area there might be more demand for this but I know LTC's would probably not be open minded to it. It seems like a lot of AHNA's members work in hospitals, I just did a research paper on this and it was like 40% of the members. Maybe if you go to the yearly conference you could meet with some like minded people.

    I am hoping to be able to get into Holistic Nursing myself, I am a pre-nursing student right now. The next majority of AHNA members are Nurse Pracitioners, then you can start your own practice. This is what I am hoping to be able to do myself, or to work with someone who has gotten to this level, such as a ND, chiropractor, or holistic minded md etc.... I am also wanting to look into what the restrictions are for Holistic RN's who are not Nurse Practitioners to offer Home services for these things. Being a freelance Holistic Home Health Nurse sounds wonderful to me...but the legality of it all I am not sure about.
    I don't think I am much help but it is fun bounce these ideas around. I am in S. Fl and I hope to go to FAU for a masters in AHN and FNP, after I get my BSN from MDC, they also have a individualized track, where you can blend programs, that I want to look into. I would think going to a AHNA conference though would be a good place to start and network.
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    Thanks for your help. I feel as long as you are well insured with Malpractice Insurance you are covered working privately as a Holistic or Private Nurse. Good luck with your endeavors in South Florida, I am far up North in Vermont. My landlord lives in your state. I dont know what to take first of course that would really give me a boost if I apply for a job in a Ostepath, Naturopathic, or any Holistic/Wellness setting. Guess I just have to nosey around to places here in Vermont. Thanks again.
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    Good Luck! Let me know how everything goes for you =)
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    Quote from Marah1984
    I have searched online and found some private practices that are using holistic nurses but they all have taken the board examination, and I assume have graduated from accredited programs. I would think that in the Geriatric area there might be more demand for this but I know LTC's would probably not be open minded to it. It seems like a lot of AHNA's members work in hospitals, I just did a research paper on this and it was like 40% of the members. Maybe if you go to the yearly conference you could meet with some like minded people.

    I am hoping to be able to get into Holistic Nursing myself, I am a pre-nursing student right now. The next majority of AHNA members are Nurse Pracitioners, then you can start your own practice. This is what I am hoping to be able to do myself, or to work with someone who has gotten to this level, such as a ND, chiropractor, or holistic minded md etc.... I am also wanting to look into what the restrictions are for Holistic RN's who are not Nurse Practitioners to offer Home services for these things. Being a freelance Holistic Home Health Nurse sounds wonderful to me...but the legality of it all I am not sure about.
    I don't think I am much help but it is fun bounce these ideas around. I am in S. Fl and I hope to go to FAU for a masters in AHN and FNP, after I get my BSN from MDC, they also have a individualized track, where you can blend programs, that I want to look into. I would think going to a AHNA conference though would be a good place to start and network.
    Hey I'm also in South FLA hoping to attend FAU as well for their HN MSN proh and then FNP prog. Good luck. We should keep in touch, being so close n all!
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    Oh yes definitely keep in touch...let me know how everything works out! =)
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    Did you ever find a FNP program that taught more of an integrative approach instead of 100% allopathic?


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