Holistic Nurse Certification
The National Institute of Whole Health’s Whole Health Educator for Nurses program, endorsed by the American Holistic Nurses Association and Sigma Theta Tau, the International Honor Society of Nursing, fulfills the approved Continuing Education contact hour requirement to sit for the national Holistic Nurse Certification exam.
NIWH provides ANCC APPROVED Continuing Education courses required for the Holistic Nursing Exam application. NIWH offers courses in integrative and holistic nutrition applicable to holistic nursing training and required for holistic nurse certification. In addition, NIWH offers evidence-based whole health programs, health and wellness coach training, along with holistic nursing courses in communication and mindful listening.
The Purposes of National Certification
Establishes minimum knowledge and competency standards for Holistic Nursing practice and assures the public that the certified nurse has completed all eligibility requirements to earn a credential verifying he/she has achieved the level of knowledge and competency required for practice of Holistic Nursing; and recognizes nurses who have met those standards.
A New Certification Program
Previously AHNCC offered Certification Programs for Baccalaureate and Graduate Holistic Nurses. August 1, 2009 a third Certification Program was initiated for registered nurses without a Baccalaureate degree in Nursing. The first examination for the new level of certification will be offered March, 2010. Successful candidates will be awarded the credential: HN-BC. Interested candidates can download the application form, complete it and submit it to AHNCC. The address is shown on the application form.