Whole Health Education® Program for Nurses with Patient Advocacy and
Whole Health Coaching™

Exclusively for Nurses!

Educate, Advocate, Coach®

Frequently Asked Questions About NIWH Whole Health Coaching™
Institute for Credentialing Excellence (ICE)

The only nationally accredited program
for Patient Health Education,
Patient Advocacy and Health Coaching

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Earn a National Provider Identification (NPI) number in Patient Health Education to advance your work in nursing and direct patient care!

The field of Whole Health is the fastest growing area of health care today. As an AHNA Endorsed program, the Whole Health 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.

NIWH provides the whole package for success – whether in private practice or in partnership within a medical practice. Billing and Coding expert guidance, practice building, professional networking, and success mentoring are all available to NIWH learners and graduates from initial enrollment to graduation and beyond! All learners, past and present, are part of the Whole Family and Community at NIWH and are always welcome to participate in all Whole Health offerings. We want you to succeed!!

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Accredited Provider: American Nurses Credentialing Center

As your nursing scope of practice includes patient health education, the NIWH training allows for 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 patient health educator. You can utilize the NPI for private practice as a Health and Wellness Educator, 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. Nurse graduates are provided with a detailed Nurse Patient Educator manual for application in practice settings.

Whole Health Educator Program for Nurses with Health Coaching skills

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, researched and utilized in clinical settings.

Tuition for this program is $5995.00 with a one-time payment or $6495.00 with monthly payment plan. Flexible, interest free payment plans available.

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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 ANCC continuing education contact hours. After a proctored Final Exam you will begin your eight (8) Case Study tutorial courses and begin the practicum or application portion of the program. Visit our Whole Health Programs page for more details about the program, or our Whole Health Foundation courses page for an expanded description of all the courses provided in the curriculum.

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, utilizing rubrics identified from nurse cohort pilot studies, to be completed in 6 to 12 months, but NIWH provides an additional two (2) or four (4) months, free of charge, depending upon the program track selected.

The fast-track, 6 month program has 2 additional months to complete while the 12 month track offers 4 additional months to complete, should personal circumstances require additional work and study time to complete the 400 clock hour program. For more information about our fast-track enrollment please read the Accelerated Program page.

The program delivers 200 ANCC approved continuing education contact hours for nurses which fulfill the holistic continuing education requirement for the national Holistic Nurse Certification exam, the AHNCC Board Certified Nurse Coach exam and the national Chronic Care professional certification.

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 services by becoming skilled in the following areas: Holistic Nurse training; Integrated, Evidence-based Nutrition; Health Coaching Skills; Whole Person Care knowledge; Nurse Coaching; Natural Health Care training; Wellness Education and Holistic Nurse Training. This program can offer you all of these skills along with 200 ANCC approved nurse continuing education.

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.

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