NIWH Offering Educational Scholarships forMilitary Spouses

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Military spouses benefit from NIWH Scholarships now offered to all MyCAA qualified learners

October 20, 2010 – The National Institute of Whole Health (NIWH), pioneers of Whole Health Education® and Whole Person Healthcare™, recently announced the offering to all qualified MyCAA participants, a $1,000 scholarship, towards their enrollment in an NIWH Whole Health curriculum. This enables the over three million active military spouses to have their tuition for the National Institute of Whole Health’s educational programs paid in full, without expenses for the student.

 “Today’s military spouses face unique challenges when it comes to pursing continuing education—limited funds are an obstacle and frequent moves makes it difficult to complete a program and establish a career,” said Dr. Georgianna Donadio, Program Director for NIWH. “Through this scholarship, we not only want to make it easier for spouses to receive the education they want and need, but we also want to recognize the tremendous sacrifices military families worldwide make for our country. As the mother of two sons currently serving in the military, I am really pleased that NIWH has chosen to support our soldiers and their families in this way.”

The NIWH Military Spouse Scholarship covers all incidentals associated with the Whole Health Educator, Whole Health for Nurses, Whole Health Nutrition Educator and Whole Health and Wellness Nutrition certificates for health, allied health and education professionals. In addition, the NIWH Patient Health Advocate  certificate of study program is open to all non-credentialed students. mycaa-sm The remaining costs can be funded through the Department of Defense’s Military Spouse Career Advancement Accounts (MyCAA) program for which NIWH is an approved educational provider. Through the combination of the scholarship and MyCAA funding, there are no out of pocket expenses for military spouses. NIWH’s educational programs enable learners to enrich their existing education with knowledge of “the whole picture of health” ®.

These evidence-based Whole Health training programs enable military spouses to train to care for the whole person, addressing not just the physical aspect of health, but also the emotional, nutritional, environmental and spiritual. Courses are video-based and streamed online from anywhere in the world, providing ideal accommodations for frequently moving military families.

The training is also designed to assist military families in supporting their own member’s personal health needs, addressing many of the health concerns effecting active military soldiers today, including post traumatic stress conditions and brain injuries. Since 1977, NIWH has provided evidence-based, integrative Whole Health programs.

The curriculums are delivered through on-line, video-based courses and include assigned Academic Advisers, continuing education contact hours for health and education professionals, on-line forums and chat rooms, networking support for graduates and malpractice insurance. For nurses, the program course work qualifies them to sit for the national Holistic Nurses Certification exam.

The content of the program is delivered through a relationship-centered, whole-person health focused curriculum. It is designed to empower the learner and their clients with demystified health information to take greater control over their health and wellbeing. This program integrates current medical research with a natural outlook on healing and the wisdom of spiritual teachings.

Whole Health Education funding through MyCAA is available to spouses of Active Duty service members of the Department of Defense and activated members of the National Guard and Reserve Components (on Title 10 orders). The program provides up to $4,000  of Financial Assistance for military spouses who are pursuing degree programs, licenses, certificates or credentials leading to employment in portable career fields.

The NIWH Military Spouse Scholarship is available to anyone who is eligible for MyCAA funding. Individuals who would like more information or are interested in enrolling can do so by calling 888-354-HEAL (4325).

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