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How does an RN begin to get her feet wet in Holistic Nursing without becoming broke in the process,. I live in a rural area, Always loved Holistic nursing....what is the best way to get accreditations or certifications in this... Read More


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    What a fabulous thread! A friend of mine keeps encouraging me to pursue certification in holistic nursing. I'm not sure how to go about this but I will take all this wonderful information and push forward. Thank you all!
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    The best thing I did to prepare me for becoming a certified holistic nurse was to attend The Birchtree Integrative Healing Arts Program. I also joined The American Holistic Nurses Association for a wealth of resources. Holistic Nursing really encompasses the "self care" foundation which is the element many of us are lacking. The Birchtree program changed my life.
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    I just stumbled upon this thread too. Steelworks, would you be interested in speaking for the Michigan Holistic Nurses Association? I am the President and we do monthly CNE programs. We can skype you in. Love all you had to say. Also would you mind if I copied and pasted some of what you said on our Facebook page?

    It has been years since I read Your Bodies Many Cries for water. So glad you went in depth with that on a later post.
    Just thinking it will help my elderly parents a lot as I believe many of their current issues (Mom with dementia) and Dad with cardiac history, will benefit greatly from water cure. I had just been worrying about how dehydrated they are. Everything works better as energy travels through the hydrated body

    I am in private practice too. Quick FYI: Drink 3 4-6 ounce glasses of club soda about an hour apart and it kicks out UTI immediately. Used it frequently with clients. Apparently it is the carbonation that works.

    Thank you again so much. Hope I hear from you. Our website is Michigan Holistic Nurses Association (We are in process of updating...again)
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    No such thing as a 'holistic nurse'. If you are into alternative/complimentary medicine, work for a naturopathic physician, or just hang your own shingle. Be sure you know the language of your NPA, and don't cross the line. You can do 'energy work', 'spiritual guidance' and a zillion other things that a LOT of people will gladlt pay you cash for...just don't cross the line with your advertising terminology.
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    Quote from donnag128
    The best thing I did to prepare me for becoming a certified holistic nurse was to attend The Birchtree Integrative Healing Arts Program. I also joined The American Holistic Nurses Association for a wealth of resources. Holistic Nursing really encompasses the "self care" foundation which is the element many of us are lacking. The Birchtree program changed my life.
    None of this stuff is recognized in any official capacity (not to say that it is fraud). Be informed, before you pay, is all. It's alternative, and I can say alternative/complimentary stuff is amazing- but be careful of your nursing license.
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    Quote from SuzieVN
    None of this stuff is recognized in any official capacity (not to say that it is fraud). Be informed, before you pay, is all. It's alternative, and I can say alternative/complimentary stuff is amazing- but be careful of your nursing license.
    Actually, there is certification in holistic nursing through the AHNCC. The American Holistic Nurses Association is a legitimate, honorable nursing organization for professional nurses. Holistic nursing has a focus on healing not curing, per se. A dying person can experience healing. I plan to pursue certification and admire nurses pursuing this path.

    Holistic nursing is defined as all nursing practice that has healing the whole person as its goal. (AHNA, 1998)


    Information about board certification for holistic nursing
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    Wow... thanks for such a great wealth of information. I have been in HH/Hospice for years. Trying to relocate to Florida Panhandle in next month or so... would love to incorporate more holistic teaching with my patients... you are very knowledgeable. Can you make any recommendations on courses or colleges offering info like this? I have considered Reiki, but am more drawn to the use of herbs and such as my grandfather was considered a "shaman" way back when.
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    Quote from ranglea
    Wow... thanks for such a great wealth of information. I have been in HH/Hospice for years. Trying to relocate to Florida Panhandle in next month or so... would love to incorporate more holistic teaching with my patients... you are very knowledgeable. Can you make any recommendations on courses or colleges offering info like this? I have considered Reiki, but am more drawn to the use of herbs and such as my grandfather was considered a "shaman" way back when.
    I recommend joining the American Holistic Nurses Association. You can go to their website and peruse the education. There is a lot of great info out there. Good luck!

    The American Holistic Nurses Association - the voice of holistic nursing


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