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Rediscover the Heart and Art of Nursing

Become a Holistic Nurse in Any Practice Setting or Refresh Your Skills to
Meet Your CE Requirements for Holistic Nursing Certification or Recertification and

Take a Pivotal Role in a New Healthcare Paradigm

The demand for healing arts skills in holistic nursing has never been higher because the public is increasingly seeking healing that honors the whole being, including the body, mind, emotion and spirit.

The Integrative Healing Arts Program in Holistic Nursing (IHAP) is a unique continuing nursing education (CNE) program in a relaxing retreat setting.
 
Healing arts are interventions that:
  • Foster the healing process 
  • Facilitate deeper levels of self-understanding and wholeness
  • Honor the body, mind, emotions, and spirit
Healing does not equate to curing, although they can be synchronous.
 
IHAP is offered in retreat settings across the USA. IHAP graduates:
  • Receive a certificate in Holistic Nursing and Integrative Modalities
  • Use holistic principles and modalities in their daily life and in clinical practice
  • Create a space within and around themselves that allows them to be an instrument of healing
  • Use their authenticity, caring presence, and nursing skills to facilitate birth, growth, recovery, and end-of-life transition
  • Provide healing arts,in all healthcare settings including hospitals, universities, and private practices
 

"IHAP is an amazing way to be taken care of, to care for myself, and to bring energetic and calm compassion into practice. Highly recommended!"


IHAP Is a 3-Session Program: (72 CNEs total)

  • Session 1: "The Nurse Healer in Holistic Practice" 24 CNE Contact Hours
  • Session 2: "Holistic Relationship-Centered Care" 24 CNE Contact Hours
  • Session 3: "Enlightened Leadership" 24 CNE Contact Hours

 

Note: Unless you are a Certified Holistic Nurse, Session 1 is a prerequisite to taking Session 2, and Session 2 is a prerequisite to taking Session 3.

It is strongly recommended that participants take all three IHAP Sessions to maximize their ability to practice Holistic Nursing and pass the Holistic Nurse certification exam. Participants are not required to attend all three sessions to take the certification exam. 

All previous IHAP attendees and certified holistic nurses are invited to attend any IHAP sessions and receive holistic nursing CE contact hours. IHAP graduates and certified holistic nurses may register at a discounted rate.

Learning Content

Core Topics (Developed During All 3 Sessions)
•    Art of Authentic Communication
•    Caring for Self; Caring for Others
•    Philosophy & Spirituality in Healing
•    Theory as a Foundation for Holistic Nursing Practice
•    Nutrition as Nourishment for BodyMindSpirit
•    Energy Systems & Energy Healing
•    Transformational Leadership for Organizational Change

Each Session Includes a 1-Day Immersion Topic
•    Session 1: Intro to Clinical Aromatherapy
•    Session 2: Intro to Therapeutic Music & Guided Imagery
•    Session 3: Intro to Jin Shin Jyutsu

Each session will have 3 instructors and is limited to 40 participants.

"The energy and dynamics of this group were indescribable."
"All the components worked harmoniously and I walked out of this a different person than I walked in."

This Program Is Held in Relaxing Retreat Settings Across the USA

Click here to learn more about the retreat settings.

Registration

Place a $300 deposit today to hold your place in any IHAP location.

Standard tuition includes meals and lodging for all 3 sessions, learning materials, and 72 CNE contact hours for $3745, but varies with choices of commuter (includes lunch only) and private room lodging. Alternately, enrollment can be done one session at a time at a cost of $1400 per session, all-inclusive of meals, lodging, contact hours, and learning materials.

Complete Program Paid in Full

  • ONSITE (includes a double room & meals): $3745 (total for all 3 Sessions) Save $455
  • COMMUTER (includes lunch but no lodging): $3275 (total for all 3 Sessions) Save $925
  • AHNA Member Discount -$125 (for both onsite and commuter)

Program Paid by Individual Session

  • ONSITE (includes a double room & meals): $1400 (3 Sessions = $4200 total)
  • COMMUTER (includes lunch but no lodging): $1175 (3 Sessions = $3525 total)
  • AHNA Member Discount -$125 (for both onsite and commuter)

Upcharge for a private room: $225/session

Charge for guest in Private Room +$115 per night (includes lodging and meals)

Individual "Refresher" Sessions for Certified Holistic Nurses and IHAP Graduates - $1000 (same price for onsite or commuter)

"IHAP opens the world of nursing and allows your heart to integrate into practice. Life-changing!"


AHNA is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.
Provider Approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #10442.

Click here to request a free brochure or make a deposit

 

"I learned how to integrate holism into my practice with techniques that are simple yet effective."

"I love that IHAP is evidence-based and I was given all the research in the handouts."


"Since IHAP, there is an incredible, palpable shift in my energy."

Registration Now Open

Dates and Locations

Midwest: Pallottine Renewal Center, Florissant, MO
 
  • The Nurse Healer in Holistic Practice: May 18-21, 2023
  • Holistic Relationship-Centered Care: August 3-6, 2023
  • Enlightened Leadership: January 25-28, 2024

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Faculty


East Coast Faculty

Marian Long RN MSN AHN-BC CHTP/I HWNC-BC of Grayling, MI is a Holistic RN with a private practice of energy work, coaching, consulting and speaking. She received her BSN through Regis University in Denver, CO and her MSN through Tennessee State University. She has 35 years' experience as a clinician and educator in many traditional and holistic settings, and enjoys empowering people to facilitate high level wellness in all dimensions. 

Cathy Alvarez

Cathy Alvarez, RN, MA, BS, HNBC-BC, PCCN of Orange, CT is the Co-Founder of Replenish at Work, a nurse-led program that focuses on creating moments of stillness and calm amidst the chaos of healthcare. She received her BS from Elmira College, in Elmira, NY and obtained a Master of Arts with an emphasis in Health Arts and Sciences from Goddard College in Plainfield, VT. Her nursing experience spans the fields of progressive care, holistic nursing, nursing leadership, and education development. She has been a keynote speaker and presenter on self-care, mindfulness, and resiliency at national conferences such as ANCC Magnet® and Sigma Theta Tau International.  In addition to her role at Replenish, Cathy is a Professional Development Specialist at Yale New Haven Hospital.

Midwest Faculty

Marian Long

Marian Long RN MSN AHN-BC CHTP/I HWNC-BC of Grayling, MI is a Holistic RN with a private practice of energy work, coaching, consulting and speaking. She received her BSN through Regis University in Denver, CO and her MSN through Tennessee State University. She has 35 years' experience as a clinician and educator in many traditional and holistic settings, and enjoys empowering people to facilitate high level wellness in all dimensions. 

Mary Shackelford

Mary Shackelford RN, BSN, CHHC, HN-BC of St. Louis, MO is the owner of Mary Shackelford Wellness Solutions where she serves as coach, speaker and facilitator in holistic wellness. She also serves as a Quality Improvement Advisor at the Missouri Hospital Association. Mary received her BSN from Lincoln University in Jefferson City, MO and is certified as an Energy Codes Facilitator, a holistic health coach, Reiki practitioner, and a board certified holistic nurse.

West Coast Faculty


Mary Shackelford no BG

 

Mary Shackelford RN, BSN, CHHC, HN-BC of St. Louis, MO is the owner of Mary Shackelford Wellness Solutions where she serves as coach, speaker and facilitator in holistic wellness. She also serves as a Quality Improvement Advisor at the Missouri Hospital Association. Mary received her BSN from Lincoln University in Jefferson City, MO and is certified as an Energy Codes Facilitator, a holistic health coach, Reiki practitioner, and a board certified holistic nurse.

 

Kathleen Bell no BG

 



Kathleen J. Bell RN, MSN, CNM, MS1-BC, AHN-BC of Cannon Beach, Oregon received her BSN from Boston College and her MSN from the University of Utah. Kathleen’s career has focused on maternal–child nursing, nurse-midwifery, women’s health, nursing education, integrative health and holistic nursing. She is certified as an Advanced Holistic Nurse by the American Holistic Nurses Credentialing Corporation Association (AHNCC), and as a Meditation Specialist by the Center for Meditation Science. Kathleen serves as a special advisor to the Board of Directors of the National Association of Nutrition Professionals, and to the Board of Directors of the Oregon Holistic Nurses Association. Her publications are varied.