Holistic nursing encompasses the integration of self-care, including the use of integrative therapies and the understanding of the interconnectedness of the self and nature, with medical expertise. Holistic nursing is a type of nursing practice in which the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual aspects of a patient are considered throughout their treatment. This practice embodies Duquesne's values with an emphasis on culture, ethics and spirituality.
Holistic nurses provide practices such as aromatherapy, meditation, energy work and therapeutic touch, including the practice of self-care, so they can provide the best treatment plans for their patients. The Duquesne University School of Nursing aspires to reinforce holistic ideals within health care settings and the classroom in order to prepare nurses to provide culturally, medically and ethically competent care.
AHNCC-Endorsed School of Nursing
Duquesne University School of Nursing is designated as an American Holistic Nurses Credentialing Corporation (AHNCC) endorsed school. We are one of 14 nursing schools in the United States with this endorsement.
Preparing for Certification
The Primary references used to prepare for the HN or HNB examination are:
- Core Essentials for the Practice of Basic Holistic Nursing
- American Holistic Nurses Association (AHNA) Scope and Standards of Practice
- Practice examination