Holistic Nursing Career Information
Holistic Nurse: Holistic Nursing is now more widely accepted and recognized than ever before. Holistic Nurses are officially recognized by the American Nurses Association (ANA), as a focused area of nursing practice. Holistic Nursing is an alternative healing method and embraces all nursing specialties. The aim of Holistic Nursing is to treat the whole person by recognizing the mental, spiritual and emotional elements of a patients make up. Holistic Nursing does not only focus on the symptoms of a condition but delves further to find the root cause.
Typical duties of a Holistic Nurse include:
- Providing acupuncture.
- Massaging and aroma therapy treatments.
- Healing patient’s mental and spiritual health which in turn aids their physical health.
- Practicing Chinese Medicine.
- Performing Chiropractic and Osteopathic manipulation.
- Administering many alternative therapies such as Reflexology and Reiki.
Where they work: Holistic Nurses can work in Hospitals, Acupuncture clinics, Holistic clinics, Home Health, Health Farms and many other settings.
Qualifications: Qualified Registered Nurses can become certified in holistic nursing. To do this you must first complete a healing arts program. Holistic Nurse Certification (HNC), is provided by the American Holistic Nurses’ Certification Corporation (AHNCC). This is a widely recognized qualification which shows an individuals commitment to Holistic Nursing, along with proof of his/her advanced skills in Holistic Nursing Practice.
Find a Nursing School near you: Use the Further Your Career zip code search box, to find schools and colleges in your area that offer nursing programs.
Below is a list of some of the various types of medical nurses / assistant nurses: