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Introduction to the Advanced Holistic Nursing Concentration
This 33 credit concentration advances knowledge of contemporary views of healing and holistic nursing practice grounded in caring. The Advanced Holistic Nursing (AHN) concentration courses offer content and practice in the integration of mind-body practices, manipulative body practices, and energy-based healing modalities to promote health and well-being.
Students will earn a MSN degree and are eligible to sit for Board Certification in Advanced Holistic Nursing (AHN-BC). The Advanced Holistic Nursing Concentration does not prepare students to enter a Nurse Practitioner role.
Applicants with an earned Masters degree in Nursing can earn a post master’s certificate (PMC) in Advanced Holistic Nursing. A gap analysis is conducted to identify required courses and practicum hours. All PMC students must complete NGR 6110 Advanced Nursing Practice Grounded in Caring. Nurse Practitioners may be particularly interested in a PMC in Advanced Holistic Nursing.
Completely online, full and part time study is available. The practicum needs of students in various geographic areas can be accommodated.
Preceptor and practicum site decisions are determined in collaboration with Faculty. The practicum hours may be completed at the students’ place of employment, if appropriate, with an approved preceptor.
Curriculum for Advanced Holistic Nursing Track
*Requires 145 hrs of supervised clinical experience in skills lab and in community.
**The Holistic Concentration Courses must be taken in the sequence listed above.
The Holistic Concentration Courses are offered over 4 semesters every 2 years. Planned course offering:
A breakdown of FAU Tuition and fees is located online:
Fee for Lab Courses
There is a $150.00/credit fee for the Advanced Health Assessment lab course. The purpose of the fee is to cover the higher cost of instruction for these courses due to lower faculty-student ratios and increasing use of simulation and standardized patients.
The following course carries this fee:
• NGR 6002L - 1 credit, $150 fee
Contacts for Advanced Holistic Nursing Program
Susan Dyess, PhD, RN, AHN-BC
Coordinator, Advanced Holistic Nursing Program
Phone: (561) 297-3236
Marlaine Smith, RN, PhD, AHN-BC, FAAN
Phone: (561) 297-3318
MSN Program Coordinator
Phone: (561) 297-3261
Fax: (561) 297-0088