Course Information Document for the

Holistic Nurse Certification Prep Course

The purpose of this activity is twofold; to prepare the learner for the AHNCC certification exam and to enable the leaRner to apply holistic complementary therapies into His/Her nursing practice.

Learner Objectives:

Objective 1:  The learner will identify the five core values of holistic nursing and resources for obtaining information on holistic philosophy, holistic foundation, and holistic nursing standards

Objective 2:  The learner will compare and contrast two holistic nursing theorists and their applicability to the clinical practice setting.

Objective 3:  The learner will be able to discuss their knowledge of holistic ethics and definitions.

Objective 4: The learner will be able to describe three reasons why it is important to focus on presence as a foundation of care on which to build nursing interventions.

Objective 5: The learner will be able to list three examples of the relationship of health to the natural world and the environment.

Objective 6:  The learner will be able to describe four ways in which color therapy can be utilized to create a more healing environment.

Objective 7: The learner will be able to compare and contrast three characteristics of qualitative versus quantitative holistic research methods.

Objective 8: The learner will be able to describe the three stages and steps to achieving therapeutic communication with others.

Objective 9: The learner will be able to list three health disparities with diverse ethnic groups.

Objective 10: The learner will be able to describe ways in which holistic modalities such as music, humor, and art promote healing with patients using evidence based research.

Objective 11: The learner will be able to identify three studies demonstrating the benefits of clinical aromatherapy within the clinical setting.

Objective 12: The learner will be able to describe four physiological connections of nutrition to health and illness.

Objective 13: The learner will be able to describe four psycho-physiological responses to stress and relaxation.

Objective 14: The learner will be able to identify three examples of each of the stages of the addictive cycle (early, middle, and late) and three methods for recovery.

Objective 15: The learner will be able to describe four core issues of spirituality and how they may promote healing in the clinical setting.

Objective 16: The learner will be able to identify four indications for using energy healing modalities by describing clinical case studies.

Objective 17: The learner will be able to demonstrate three techniques for manual body work

DISCLOSURE STATEMENT-The Planners and Presenters of this activity have disclosed no relationships with a Commercial Interest Organization relative to the content of this educational activity.

Successful Completion Requirements for 24.16 CNE contact hours to be awarded for this activity are:

1.                                       Completion/Submission of the Participant Evaluation

2.                                       Successful attendance of the entire event

Approval to award Continuing Education contact hours

This continuing nursing education activity was approved by the American Holistic Nurses Association (AHNA), an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Approved to award 24.16 CNE contact hours through 01/04/2019 AHNA approval #1233.

Approval for contact hours through the American Holistic Nurses Association (AHNA) is based on an assessment of the educational merit of this program and does not constitute endorsement of the use of any specific modality in the care of clients.