Foundations of Holistic Nursing

Home study course – Earn 65 contact hours

The Foundations of Holistic Nursing, 5th edition home study course is designed for nurses who want to apply a holistic approach to nursing practice and daily living. 

Using the book Holistic Nursing: A Handbook for Practice, 5th edition (not included) as a text, the 16-session course explores the art of holistic nursing through theory, research, clinical practice and personal experience. Participants earn 65 contact hours.

Order now! Order online, send in this order form or call  (800) 278-2462.

         Price: $ 199                                 Non-member price : $ 349

This home study course was developed around the five (5) core values of holistic nursing and is designed as a paper/pencil course you can take with you wherever you go.  

NOTE: The textbook is not included or sold by AHNA and must be purchased separately through the publisher or your preferred book vendor, such as Amazon.

Benefits of this home study course

  • Study holistic nursing independently... anyplace... anytime
  • Learn the theoretical and practical foundations of holistic nursing practice
  • Receive 65 contact hours that may be applied toward the Certification in Holistic Nursing requirements

Topics include:

  • Scope and Standards of Holistic Nursing Practice
  • Current Trends and Issues in Holistic Nursing
  • Transpersonal Human Caring and Healing
  • Nursing Theory and Holistic Ethics
  • Nutrition
  • Humor, Laughter and Play
  • Imagery, Aromatherapy, Touch, Music Therapy and Relaxation
  • Dying in Peace
  • Environment
  • Spirituality and Cultural Diversity and Care
  • Energy Healing
  • Holistic Nursing Research and Evidence-Based Practice
  • and so much more…

Take a look inside the course to see a session sample. 

 "For the past three weeks I gave myself the gift of a retreat-like atmosphere with this program...It...gave me the opportunity to renew my spirit. I highly recommend this program! "

 --  Deborah R. Folsom RN, MSN, HNC
Smyrna Hills, Maine


"I've been studying and really enjoying it. There are so many exciting ideas in it...This is the direction I would like to help steer nursing towards...It has helped me to clarify what I love about nursing...Thank you."

 --  Linda Sewell, RN, CPAN
Glendale, Arizona


How Does It Work?

Upon prepayment, learners are mailed an Exploration Guide that arranges the textbook’s 36 chapters into 16 sessions and includes:

Steps to successful completion of the Foundations of Holistic Nursing course:

  • Order the course online, send in the order form or call  (800) 278-2462
  • Order the text book Holistic Nursing: A Handbook for Practice, 5th Ed.
  • Complete the home-study program within nine (9) months of receiving it
  • Send your completed home-study log, program evaluation and posttest answer sheet to AHNA
  • The AHNA education staff grades the posttests and notifies the learners of successful completion within 6 weeks after the completed course materials are received. 
  • Learners earn 65 contact hours after successfully completing the posttest with a score of 70% or more.  (The posttest may be taken twice without reapplication or further fees. The second post-test must be completed within one month of notification of test results.)  


$199 for members of the AHNA

$349 for non-members (Become a member today!)

The course cost does not include the purchase price of the textbook. 


AHNA is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the
American Nurses Credentialing Center’s COA.

AHNA is additionally Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing,
Provider number 10442.

Contact hours privided by AHNA are valid in all 50 states & can also be used toward the contact hour requirement for holistic nurse certification through the American Holistic Nurses Certification Corporation.


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