People mean well but to be honest, not all nurses are holistic practitioners. I know this because I did not feel very holistic or even "whole" when I worked as a LPN in New York literally shoveling pills into senior citizens mouths. Most of them were not capable of taking care of themselves. In fact the healthiest person there was an elderly indian women who refused to take any pills from me except for the vitamin she would specifically ask for. She still had her mental and physical capabilities. If I could I would go back and thank her for helping to put my on a different path. Holistic nurses practice usually include aromatherapy and herbal knowledge, meditation and spiritually, energy healing and more. Some nurses incorporate some of these and I encourage them to seek more information. Most nurses hands are tied due to bureaucrats, time limits, and policies and procedures in hospitals. So sadly, although people comment that we are all holistic, the time I have spent studying outside of my curriculum from school tells me otherwise.