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Holistic Nurses Entrepreneurs

Has 1 years experience. Specializes in Psych.

I have read an interesting article yesterday about how Holistic Nursing is the future as well as geriatric nursing. I wanted to know has anyone had success starting a business in holistic?

MauraRN

Has 14 years experience.

I will let you know in a few months. I am just starting up my business.

Natasha, CNA, LVN

Has 1 years experience. Specializes in Psych.

I will let you know in a few months. I am just starting up my business.

Please keep me posted. What kind of business have you started?

I, too, am passionate about holistic nursing and somehow forming a career that can focus on holistic, alternative, nutrition/lifestyle based practices. I am so discouraged with our current healthcare system. Searching for others who are passionate about a different way for nurses to expand their knowledge and use alternative/prevention/herbal strategies for health! We have the tools and resources to prevent so many diseases and illnesses and treat them naturopathically without resorting to pharmaceutical drugs that cause one negative side effect after the other and aren't doing anything to educate people on how to maintain healthy lifestyles. We are only treating the symptoms - we need to be re-forming bodies so that people can heal and prosper! I would love to hear from other nurses who feel the same!

I too am interested in alternative/nutrition and lifestyle based practices. I would ultimately love to be in an integrative/functional medicine office. I just haven't come across many RN opportunities being advertised. I see MA postings on occasion. It makes me feel like the only answer is to get my ANP. That is likely what I will do, but I wonder about the billing/insurance/liability obstacles that might be part of being integrative. Does anyone have any information on those items?

TheSocialMediaCoach

Has 10 years experience. Specializes in Ambulatory Care, Rheumatology.

Congratulations MauraRN!

Nashvillejeanne

Specializes in Hospice and Palliative Nurse.

Wondering if you had considered looking into essential oils particularly in the geriatric population? The nursing home industry is always looking for ways to decrease psychotropic medications and you may want to look into raindrop therapy with essential oils...just a thought.

eatenbylocusts

Has 13 years experience. Specializes in Med/Surg, post surgical.

I am interested in the same things you mentioned. Too many friends and relatives around me being affected by cancer and when the HPV vaccine was forcibly pushed on my non-dating, autism spectrum daughter at her visits after I had started to read some concerning reports about it, I started to question lots of things. The push with the vaccines on every single patient without taking their particular situation into consideration and using false information to scare people into complying makes me angry. I was thrilled to find CE s available in alternative health two years ago and the use of CBD oil seems very interesting.

I am starting to explore what I can do with these interests and passion that I have.

I am interested in the same things you mentioned. Too many friends and relatives around me being affected by cancer and when the HPV vaccine was forcibly pushed on my non-dating, autism spectrum daughter at her visits after I had started to read some concerning reports about it, I started to question lots of things. The push with the vaccines on every single patient without taking their particular situation into consideration and using false information to scare people into complying makes me angry. I was thrilled to find CE s available in alternative health two years ago and the use of CBD oil seems very interesting.

I am starting to explore what I can do with these interests and passion that I have.

I, too, would like to know how I can begin as an independent holistic nurse with certificates of various modalities...and how to incorporate CBD oil into that career.

Kathy H

Has 20+ years experience. Specializes in Psychiatry.

I, too, would like to know how I can begin as an independent holistic nurse with certificates of various modalities...and how to incorporate CBD oil into that career.

CBD oil has recently been deemed a schedule I drug.

Natasha, CNA, LVN

Has 1 years experience. Specializes in Psych.

Be careful there are way to many so called health coach programs using a business model that recruits "health coaches" to sell their products. I highly suggest to do your own due diligence.

Kathy H

Has 20+ years experience. Specializes in Psychiatry.

Be careful there are way to many so called health coach programs using a business model that recruits "health coaches" to sell their products. I highly suggest to do your own due diligence.

Are there any programs you've done or researched that you would recommend? Thanks

Natasha, CNA, LVN

Has 1 years experience. Specializes in Psych.

Hi Kathy, I am currently looking at a few programs now. You really want to find a program on evidenced based training and has a structure that provides behavioral change skills and specialty. I highly suggest to speak to people who are already in a program that interest you.

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Kathy H

Has 20+ years experience. Specializes in Psychiatry.

Thanks Proverbs16:24. I have done some research online and have spoken with NIWH. There are many benefits I like about this program and they are recognized by ANCC, and others. I checked the BBB and are rated A+. Have you checked them out and if so do you have any reservations about their program?

Natasha, CNA, LVN

Has 1 years experience. Specializes in Psych.

Thank you Kathy. Yes, I have looked into this program and it does seems promising. What area you interested in specializing?

Kathy H

Has 20+ years experience. Specializes in Psychiatry.

Proverbs16:24- The whole health educator for nurses looks like the best bet since you qualify to take the certification test for CCP and you get an NPI number recognized for billing nationally as an educator (not billing as a nurse). I'll likely take advantage of the Behavioral Health course, and possibly expand on the wellness inventory training that is offered now within the cirriculum. The WH Nutrition Educator Program requires that you work in the nutrition field and nsg credentials don't fit the bill. There's also a Nutrition certificate but many of those courses are part of the Nursing Educator program and it is not as comprehensive as the program for nurses.

As far as what I want to specialize in later once I get through a program, I am not 100% sure. I will see where this learning process leads me. I recently retired from a full time +, stressful nsg management job and now want something more flexible, part time and in line with my interests. I worked in psych at all levels over the years so wellness and behavioral concepts are areas that I have an interest in, value and feel comfortable with.

I spoke with someone at NIWH and they were informative and zero pressure. They sent me an email with alot of additional info and links (a bit more than you'll find on the website). I'm going to look at a couple more programs before I decide but NIWH partners with some of those other programs in that you can get big discounts if you want to do portions of their offerings. I will let you know what I decide. Keep in touch and good luck!

Natasha, CNA, LVN

Has 1 years experience. Specializes in Psych.

Thank you Kathy. I wish you the best as well. You seem really passionate and we have a lot in common. Please do stay in touch :)

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