NIWH Whole Health Nurse Patient Educator program
is Endorsed, Approved and/or Distributed by

Endorsed by the American Holistic Nurses Association and is Distributed by Sigma Theta Tai - the International Honor Society of Nursing
Sigma Theta Tau
Whole Health Educator Program for Nurses with Health Coaching skills

The National Institute of Whole Health is a Designated Provider of NCHEC
an NCCA Accredited Program


Do you want to provide more than symptom oriented, treatment oriented care to your patients?

The field of Whole Health is the fastest growing area of health care today. As an AHNA Endorsed program, the Whole Health Patient Educator for Nurses with patient advocacy and whole health coaching skills provides evidence-based, cutting edge Integrative Health courses presented by leading experts in the fields of Integrative Health, Nutrition, Holistic Nursing Education, Wellness Education and Natural Health Care Training.

Download Nurse Patient Educator  (xps file).

As your nursing scope of practice includes nurse health educator, the training leads to an additional scope of practice that is built upon your nursing education and credentials. Becoming a certified nurse health educator will provide you the opportunity to receive a National Provider Identification (NPI) number and professional liability insurance as a health educator. You can utilize the NPI for private practice as a Health and Wellness Educator and Advocate, as well as work in a physician-led medical practice as a Patient Health Educator.

The CMS has just made possible that patient health educators can provide the Wellness Assessment intakes, both 1st and 2nd visits, with a generous reimbursement of 171.00 and 117.00, respectfully, to make patient health educators an important and valuable part of a primary care practice.

Established in 1977, the National Institute of Whole Health is the pioneer of Whole Health Education ® and Behavioral Engagement ™, the first patient education and health behavior change model developed and utilized in clinical settings.

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The 3-in-1 Whole Health Educator for Nurses program provides 24 Core Courses with individual course assignment templates and evaluation forms that earn you approved continuing education contact hours. After a proctored Final Exam you will begin your five (5) Externship tutorial courses and begin the Practicum or application portion of the program.

The training culminates with a Final Paper project that integrates all levels of the work and demonstrates your knowledge and skills in Whole Health Education peer-counseling.

The program is designed to be completed in 10 -12 months, but allows for an additional six (6) months, should personal circumstances require additional work and study time.

If you are seeking an evidence-based, integrative health education which includes CDC accredited on-line nutrition courses, natural health care training and wellness coaching skills, we invite you to explore the NIWH Whole Health Educator for Nurses program.

The program delivers over 250 ANCC approved continuing education contact hours for nurses which fulfill the holistic continuing education requirement for the national Holistic Nurse Certification exam.

PLEASE NOTE: NIWH nutrition courses are patient/client education focused, providing epidemiological and evidence-base science on the how and why of nutrition in disease prevention, health recovery, wellness maintenance and for patient/client whole health education. Our whole foods focused nutrition courses are designed to enhance the professional’s knowledge of the science of nutrition but ARE NOT intended to teach learners how to recommend or prescribe diets or supplements to their patients or clients.

Unless a professional has a licensed scope of practice and credentials, along with professional liability insurance to practice nutrition, there are both legal and ethical constraints related to advising an individual about nutrition. The whole picture of heath® approach invites the client into understanding the cause and effect of the physical, emotional, nutritional, environmental and spiritual components of health so they can make the informed, sustainable lifestyle choices they deem are appropriate with their values and needs.

Today’s nurse is looking to enrich their patient skills and services by becoming skilled in the following areas: Holistic Nurse training; Integrated, Evidence-based Nutrition; Health Coaching Skills; Whole Person Care; Nurse Coaching; Natural Health Care training; Wellness Education and Holistic Nurse Training. This program can offer you all of these skills along with over 240 ANCC approved nurse continuing education.

redbutton Whole Health and Wellness Coaching Certificate Available from the National Institute of Whole Health