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Advanced Holistic Nursing (AHN)
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
 
Updated 05.05.13
Course Information
Class
Credits
Graduate Core Courses (12 credits)
 
 
Advanced Nursing Practice Grounded in Caring
NGR6110
3
Philosophical & Theoretical Foundations of Nursing
NGR6811
3
Nursing Research & Evidence Based Practice
NGR6812
3
Advanced Nursing Practice: Roles, Policy, and Finance
NGR6891
3
Direct Care Core Courses (9 credits)
 
 
Advanced Health Assessment
NGR6002
2
Advanced Health Assessment Lab*
NGR6002L
1
Advanced Pathophysiology
NGR6141
3
Advanced Pharmacotherapeutics
NGR6172
3
Holistic Concentration Courses (12 credits)
 
 
**Advanced Nursing Situations: Foundations of Holistic Nursing I
NGR6168
3
**Advanced Nursing Situations in Practice: Foundations of Holistic
Nursing II
NGR6169
3
**Advanced Holistic Nursing: Developing Expertise in Holistic Healing 
Modalities*
NGR6296L
3
**Advanced Nursing Situations: Integrating Expertise in Holistic Practice*
NGR6297L
3
Total Hours
 
33

*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:

Summer 2013 NGR 6168: Advanced Nursing Situations: Foundations of Holistic Nursing I Fall 2015
Fall 2013 NGR 6169: Advanced Nursing Situations in Practice: Foundations of Holistic Nursing II Spring 2016
Spring 2014 NGR 6296L: Advanced Holistic Nursing: Developing Expertise in Holistic Healing Summer 2016
Summer 2014 NGR 6297L: Advanced Nursing Situations: Integrating Expertise in Holistic Practice* Fall 2016


 

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

E-mail:   sdyess@fau.edu

Phone:   (561) 297-3236

 

Marlaine Smith, RN, PhD, AHN-BC, FAAN

Dean

E-mail:   msmit230@fau.edu

Phone:    (561) 297-3318

 

Karen Kasmer

MSN Program Coordinator

E-mail:   kasmer@fau.edu

Phone:   (561) 297-3261

Fax:       (561) 297-0088

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