HOLISTIC & INTEGRATIVE HEALTH CARE SPECIALIST
The American Institute of Health Care Professionals, Inc., offers a full Continuing Education program of online courses for those Registered Nurses seeking Certification in
Holistic & Integrative Health Care Practice.
Upon completion of the six (6) courses detailed below, applicants are eligible to apply for and receive certification as a Certified Holistic & Integrative Health Care Practice Specialist. Each course is provided for in a dedicated online classroom. The courses are designed as independent study/continuing education courses, with one-to-one faculty mentoring. There is open enrollment and students may register and begin the education program at anytime.
HOLISTIC & INTEGRATIVE HEALTH CARE PRACTICE
CONTINUING EDUCATION PROGRAM/COURSES
Below are listed the required courses for this curriculum. At the end of each course description you will find the course cost listed.
The following CE courses (Except for SM530 Clinical Stress Management and SC 560 Intuitive and Energy Healing) have provider approvals: The American Institute of Health Care Professionals Inc. is an Approved Provider of Continuing Education by the Florida State Board of Nursing and the District of Columbia Board of Nursing.
All of the following courses have provider approvals: CE Provider # 50-11975 and is a licensed Continuing Education Provider in the State of California, Board of Registered Nursing, Provider # CEP 15595. For additional information please access here.
1. HOLISTIC NURSING: THEORY & PRACTICE I
This course presents a comprehensive introduction and foundational concepts study of contemporary Holistic Nursing. Students begin their studies with an introduction of holistic nursing concepts and practice theories, and study scope of practice and nursing standards for this specialty practice. Current trends and issues in holistic nursing are examined. Study proceeds on major concepts of including transpersonal care and healing, the art of holistic nursing and the human health experience. The theory of holistic nursing practice is examined as well. Students then progress with an examination of ethics in holistic practice, the holistic caring process and assessments. Other focuses of this course in holistic practice are self-assessments, cognitive therapies and nutrition. This course provides the student with the comprehensive educational foundation to move ahead with the subsequent courses in this program. Course Code: HN 500. Contract hours of education: 50 hours. Course Cost: $ 175.00.
2. HOLISTIC NURSING: THEORY & PRACTICE II
This course continues in the student’s study of the theory and practice applications of holistic and integrative nursing practice. New holistic/integrative nursing care theories and modalities are presented. All content is studied in a model of nursing diagnosis and practice from a holistic stand point. Students will study and learn theory and practice components related to exercise, humor and laughter. Also presented are relaxation modalities, imagery, music therapy, and touch. In depth examination proceeds related to relationships, dying, weight management counseling, smoking cessation, addiction/recovery counseling and aroma therapy. Students will study current theory and application of these concepts, as well as review related case studies depicting the nursing process within this holistic/integrative care framework. Course Code: HN 510. Contact hours of education: 50 hours. Course Cost: $ 175.00.
3. HOLISTIC NURSING: THEORY & PRACTICE III
This third course continues in the student’s study of the theory and practice applications of holistic and integrative nursing practice. New holistic/integrative nursing care theories and modalities are presented. All content is studied in a model of nursing diagnosis and practice from a holistic stand point. Students will study and learn theory and practice components related to relationship-centered care and healing initiative in a community hospital, an exploration of integrative medicine, holistic communication and the environment. In depth examination proceeds related to cultural diversity and care, body and mind healing, spirituality and health, energy healing research and evidence based practice. Finally, education issues for holistic nursing practice and holistic nurse self-care are examined. Students will study current theory and application of these concepts, as well as review related case studies depicting the nursing process within this holistic/integrative care framework. Course Code: HN 520. Contact hours of education: 50 hours. Course Cost: $ 175.00.
4. RELAXATION STRATEGIES
This online Continuing education course is the foundational course in meditation theory and practice. This course provides a comprehensive overview of breath work, concentration and the physiological effects on the central nervous system. Students learn anatomy and physiology related to breathe work, as well as physiology and anatomy of the central nervous system. The focus is on learning various types of breath work, the use of concentration and mantras, and the elicitation of the relaxation response. Students will study research outcomes related to meditation and its positive effects on overall health and well-being of participants. Many disease states are reviewed, along with research oriented outcomes related to the many benefits and positive outcomes of meditation as an intervention in disease states. Students also practice and become proficient in several types of meditative techniques. Spiritual issues related to meditation are also explored. Course Code: MED 300. Education contact hours = 20. Course Cost: $ 125.00.
5. CLINICAL STRESS MANAGEMENT
This online continuing education course provides a most comprehensive presentation of the theories, concepts and contemporary modalities in stress management. It continues were the introductory course, SM 500, leaves off. Students study foundational theories with greater depth of research review. There is a comprehensive presentation of stress psychophysiology as students understand and appreciate the mind-body-spirit connection in stress and stress management. Life-situations and perceptions are studied related to stress. Multiple dimensions of stress management interventions are presented and provide students with an excellent foundation for the further study of stress management modalities used in practice Spirituality and stress is also examined. Diversity in stress is examined, as well as various life and occupational situations related to stress. An in depth exploration of interventions is provided. This course also offers students a CD-Rom program that can be used with clients to conduct an interactive exploration of health and well-being. In addition, students receive additional online learning resources from the book publisher via their website. Course Code: SM 530.Contact hours of education = 30. Cost: $ 150.00
6. INTUITIVE & ENERGY HEALING
This course provides you with continued learning of spiritual principles for the practice of intuitive healing and energy healing. You study various facets of healing, especially in relations to intuitive knowledge, body and energy systems, and energy healing. This course focuses on “hands” on energy healing as well as an in-depth study of human energy systems and the chakras. The chakras are examined as they relate to body-mind-spirit disease and healing. You will learn how to effectively work with Divine energy and universal energy toward channeling energy for therapeutic benefits of clients. You will also be introduced to several dimensions regarding intuitiveness and its use in spiritual counseling. Assessing and intuiting energy blocks are also studied. Course Code: SC 560. Contact hours of education = 50. Course Fee: $ 150.00
- Pre-requisite to enrolling in the continuing education program: registrants must be: 1.) a registered nurse currently licensed to practice nursing in a state or country’s territory.
- All courses are continuing education courses and are provided in online classrooms via our website. Upon enrollment a unique identification and password is provided for classroom access. The online classrooms provide full syllabi and course information, including the course exams and evaluations. Students must achieve a minimum score of 70% on the course examination to pass the continuing education courses.
- Participants are given two (2) years from the date of enrollment into the first course, to complete the entire program of six (6) continuing education courses.
- Upon completion of each course, you will be awarded the corresponding continuing education contact hours and receive the CEU certificate verifying course completion and the award of education credits. Registration may be completed online, by accessing the links below.
- Participants must complete the entire 250 contact hours of education to be eligible to apply for certification. For information on the Holistic & Integrative Health Care Practice Certification program, access this link.
- This program is not associated with the American Holistic Nurses Association, nor its certification program.