Hello! I know there are many topics made about how to become a CAM Holistic Nurse... and I have gone through those threads, but I haven't found my answer.
I've also visited the AHNA website but it doesn't specifically answer my question either.
Well, my questions are:
I want to become a Holistic Nurse in Acupuncture, Herbal Medicine, Massage, and Nutritional Counselling. On top of that, I also want to pursue a career in Nurse Practitioner in conjunction as a Holistic Nurse.
1. If I were to become a Holistic Nurse, do I need to be separately certified for all four sections? Like a certificate for Acupuncture, then Herbal Medicine, then Massage, then Nutritional Counselling? What are the steps for that? Is there a way to get all that at one go?
2. I also want to get my MSN and become a Nurse Practitioner, but I also want to practice holistic modalities at the same time. Is there a way to get a one go, a Holistic Nurse Practitioner but also have all the abilities as a regular Nurse Practitioner?
3. Or should I just stay a BSN-RN then Nurse Practitioner? I really want to practice CAM and not just Western medicine...
Currently, I am in a Nursing Program and I have one more term until I get my Associates Degree. I have all my pre-req's done and I am going for my BSN-RN.
I recently discovered this potential path as a Holistic Nurse in Eastern Medicine and I'm absolutely in love with it. It's what I've always dreamt of since I was young.
So please, if anyone can tell me the answers to those questions or direct me to someone who can, post here or let me know!
PS- I have already emailed ANHA about my inquiries, I don't know if they will answer though.