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Holistic Nurse

A Holistic Nurse uses medical knowledge plus complementary, alternative and integrative methods to care for the patient as a whole.
Required education
Work on your own or even start your own practice, in some states.
Treat patients in their homes, during travel, or other non-hospital environments.
Work hands-on, directly with patients.
Follow a routine that allows you to anticipate and prepare for every situation.
Take on different tasks, patients, and situations every day.
You’ll focus on patient’s mind, body, spirit, emotions and environment, using expertise and intuition to help heal them and promote overall well-being.
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What you’ll do


You’ll teach patients and communities about wellness and preventive healthcare.


You’ll use therapies such as acupuncture, aromatherapy, massage, and hypnosis, as well as nutrition advice and natural products to help your patients regain their health.

Where you’ll work
  • Hospitals
  • Birthing centers
  • Private practices
  • Patients’ homes
How to become a Holistic Nurse


Pass the NCLEX-RN.


Work as a Registered Nurse in Holistic Nursing

for either one year (full time) or 2,000 hours (part time) over five years with at least 48 hours of continuing education within two years.


Get your Certification in Holistic Nursing from the American Holistic Nurse Certification Corporation


You’re ready to work as a Holistic Nurse.

Join an Organization
Become a member of a Holistic Nurse organization to find career opportunities, learn from your colleagues, and support the profession.
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