Course Information Document for the Holistic Nurse Certification Prep Course
The purpose of this activity twofold; to prepare the learner for the AHNCC certification exam and to enable the leaner to apply holistic complementary into their nursing practice.
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.
The learner will be able to compare and contrast three characteristics of qualitative versus quantitative holistic research methods.
The learner will be able to describe the three stages and steps to achieving therapeutic communication with others.
The learner will be able to list three health disparities with diverse ethnic groups.
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.
The learner will be able to identify three studies demonstrating the benefits of clinical aromatherapy within the clinical setting.
The learner will be able to describe four physiological connections of nutrition to health and illness.
The learner will be able to describe four psycho-physiological responses to stress and relaxation.
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.
The learner will be able to describe four core issues of spirituality and how they may promote healing in the clinical setting.
The learner will be able to identify four indications for using energy healing modalities by describing clinical case studies.
The learner will be able to demonstrate three techniques for manual body work
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 CE 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 xx/xx/xxxx 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.
Lourdes Lorenz is CEO of the International Integrative Health Institute (IIHI) in Asheville, North Carolina. Prior to working at the IIHI, she created and implemented an Integrative Health department that provided inpatient and outpatient services at a large Level I Trauma hospital in Asheville. She has been an RN for 32 years with extensive experience in critical care and healthcare administration. Ms. Lorenz is completing her doctorate in Healthcare Administration. She is board certified as an Advanced Holistic Nurse, Advanced Nurse Executive, and is a Healing Touch apprentice. She is a well-known national speaker who promotes holistic nursing, Integrative Health, and evidence-based complementary modalities.
At the Invitation of MSc. Idalmis Infante-Ochoa, President of the Cuban Society of Nursing, the American Holistic Nurses Association is organizing a delegation to visit Cuba for the purpose of meeting with our Cuban counterparts and learning about the role of Cuban nurses in health care delivery. As President-elect of the American Holistic Nurses Association, fluent in Spanish, I am honored to have been selected to lead this delegation and invite you to join me in this unique opportunity. The goals of the delegation and initial topics of discussion for the meetings and site visits have been preliminarily identified as the following: