Dedicate Yourself to Improving Lives Exponentially
With Holistic Nursing Programs
Across the U.S., patients are increasingly seeking out natural, evidence-based solutions, leading health practitioners to offer care centered on holistic healing and integrative medicine. The philosophical and scientific evolution in the healthcare industry is driving demand for nurses skilled in providing alternative and holistic treatments to help patients achieve a spiritual, emotional, and physical balance. The Pacific College of Health and Science onlineholistic nursing programs are uniquely positioned to help future healthcare professionals lead the holistic healthcare movement, inspiring a deep and lasting respect for the integrity of the human body, mind, and spirit. Graduates of the Pacific College holistic Online Nursing Programs will gain a deeper understanding of the philosophical, professional, educational, and clinical aspects of the nursing field and become equipped to improve the lives and well-being of their patients.
NEW! Online MSN program with holistic nursing focus and 2 specialty tracks: Health Educator and Nurse Coach.
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Next term starts on September 6th, 2022!
Application Deadline August 8, 2022
Three Holistic Nursing Programs Offered (*NEW* MSN in Nursing Education!)
Online Bachelor of Science in Nursing
(RN to BSN) This online nursing degree program is intended for those with an associate degree in nursing and a registered nurse license. Focus is placed on the body-mind-spirit connection.
Online Certificate in Holistic Nursing
The certificate program is ideal for students looking to develop skills in practicing nursing within an informed, caring-healing holistic framework.
Online Master of Science in Nursing (Holistic Nursing) The first one of its kind in the US! Innovative curriculum with 2 specialty tracks: nurse coach and nurse educator.
Holistic Nursing Program Highlights
Learn foundational principles of holistic integrative modalities
Develop skills to become a leader for change in healthcare delivery
Choose from a variety of support courses and electives
Develop a deep understanding of the nurse’s role as a facilitator of holistic healing
Endorsed by AHNCC
“NYULH has been affiliated with Pacific College for five years, providing clinical experiences for their RN to BSN and holistic nursing students in the areas of healthcare leadership, community health, and integrative health and medicine. This relationship has been a mutually valuable collaboration between our nursing staff, administrative leaders, and PCHS nursing students. Together, we have worked to support the educational goals of nurses as well as the advancement of holistic health and integrative medicine approaches in the inpatient setting and in local communities.”
Debra Albert, DNP, MBA, RN, NEA-BC
Chief Nursing Officer & Senior Vice President for Patient Care Service
NYU Langone Health
Holistic Nursing Careers
Nurses across various healthcare settings are at the forefront of providing integrative care and empowering patients to use self-care and healing practices for healthier lifestyles. Skilled in holistic nursing and care and evidence-based practice, nurses are equipped to address their patients’ physical, mental, and spiritual needs to naturally restore balance among the human body’s multiple and complex systems. They are the valuable link between the conventional allopathic medical system and the alternative and integrative care system, guiding individuals and families on their way to receiving care and treatment.
Healthcare organizations are seeking nurses passionate about empowering patients, clients and families with the self-care practices necessary for living healthier lifestyle. The various illnesses, disorders, and anxieties caused by daily stresses are requiring care that addresses the interconnectedness of self, others, nature, and spirituality. Today, nurses are working on integrated, interdisciplinary health teams and collaborating with all constituencies to provide holistic healing. Graduates of the Pacific College online holistic nursing program will have a competitive edge in an industry that is rapidly shifting toward holistic care practices.
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Who Should Choose These Online Holistic Nursing Programs?
The Pacific College programs have been designed for individuals who have a passion for improving the lives of others by helping them achieve a spiritual, emotional, and physical balance. Students enrolled in one of Pacific College’s nursing programs join a movement that is driven by demand for alternative and evidence-based care. Upon earning a nursing degree or certificate from the Pacific College, graduates possess a deeper understanding of how to effectively balance the complex systems of a patient’s body.
The Pacific College Online Nursing Programs prepare health practitioners for a rewarding career in the field. As a nurse, you will be providing holistic care at the intersection of modern Western science and Eastern medicine. Graduates are equipped with the skills they will need to improve their patients’ health and wellness and promote disease prevention. Pacific College students are taught a relationship-centered approach that advocates for alternative and holistic care while honoring their patients’ subjective experiences of health and illness. Our programs help graduates stand out from the competition by strengthening their understanding and grasp of both Eastern medicine and modern Western science.
“The RN to BSN program at Pacific College has enriched both my professional and personal lives. I am so thankful that I was able to enroll in this program. The Nurse as Facilitator classes stress the importance of self-care for nurses and teach modalities for health maintenance and stress management. Some, such as The M Technique (gentle hand massage) and guided imagery can be non-pharmacologic options for our clients.”
Programs within Pacific College’s nursing school cover the following areas:
Theoretical foundations of holistic nursing
Issues and trends in professional nursing and healthcare
Leadership in the delivery of healthcare
Meet Your Faculty
Dr. Kristen Lombard,
PhD, RN, PMHCNS-BC
Nursing Program Director, as well as co-founder and Chair of the MSN Program
Dr. Carla Mariano,
EDD, RN, AHN-BC, FAAIM
Founder of the holistic nursing programs,
past director and current faculty
Dr. Lynne King
DNS, MSN, MS, RN, Caritas Coach®
Interim Associate Dean of
PhD, MA, RN, NC-BC
PhD, PMHCNS-BC, PMHNP-BC
RN, MSN, AGPCNP-BC
Dr Carey Clark
PhD, RN, AHN-BC, RYT, FAAN
PhD, RN, PMHCNS-BC, ANP-BC
Accredited Online Nursing Programs
Since 1986, those with a calling to heal and promote overall health in the mind and body have turned to the programs at the Pacific College of Health and Science. Pacific College graduates are prepared to both prevent and remedy pain, discomfort, and disease through practices such as massage therapy, acupuncture, and holistic nursing.
Pacific College prepares students for careers as healing practitioners at the intersection of Eastern healthcare practices and Western bioscience, with a strong hands-on clinical component. All three Pacific College campus locations feature student clinics where learning practitioners serve the needs of real clients.
AHNCC endorses both the RN to BSN Holistic Nursing Program and Holistic Nursing Certificate. This provides graduates with the opportunity to sit for the Holistic Nursing Board Certification exam, the desired credential for holistic nurses. Endorsement of this program also identifies PCOM as an institution producing nurses that will participate as transformational leaders capable of helping to shift the focus of healthcare paradigm from illness and disease to health promotion, wellness, and wellbeing.View all current AHNCC-endorsed nursing programs.
Pacific College of Health and Science is accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC). The college is registered with the New York State Education Department (NYSED) and approved by the Board of Regents. Pacific College of Health and Science’s RN-BSN Program was granted initial accreditation by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) in 2013.
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing
3343 Peachtree Rd NE Suite 850
Atlanta, GA 30326
Phone: (404) 975-5000
Fax: (404) 975-5020
The next ACEN accreditation review is scheduled for Fall 2021. For full details,see the Public Notice of Upcoming Accreditation Review Visit by the ACENorclick here to join the virtual meeting on October 14th.
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Holistic Nurse Baccalaureate Board Certified (HNB-BC)
2,000 hours or one year of full-time practice within the last five years. 48 certified nurse educator hours in holistic nursing theory, research, practice or related topics. Graduate of nationally accredited baccalaureate nursing program.
Holistic nurses honor the individual's subjective experience about health, health beliefs, and values. To become therapeutic partners with individuals, families, and communities, holistic nurses draw on nursing knowledge, theories, research, expertise, intuition, and creativity.
A holistic needs assessment is a discussion with your doctor, nurse, or other health professional involved in your care to talk about your physical, psychological, spiritual and social needs. The focus is on you as a whole – not just your illness.
The AHNA endorses the holistic approach for all nursing practices. In holistic nursing, nurses foster relationships with their patients to promote healing and wellness. Holistic nursing is based on the principle that a patient's biological, social, psychological and spiritual aspects are interconnected.