Online Certificate Program in
Mind Body Spirit Nursing
Based on the inseparable connection among mind, body and spirit, the Mind Body Spirit Nursing certificate of completion program promotes the incorporation of a holistic and integrated mind body spirit approach to health care. The program provides you with the necessary knowledge and skills to safely and effectively integrate conventional and complementary approaches to patient assessment and management − with an emphasis on the potential for health and healing in human systems.
Designed according to the standards of practice by the American Holistic Nurses Association (AHNA), the programs provide an innovative blend of course work and experiential learning. The online program delivery provides maximum flexibility for a variety of schedules.
The program is endorsed by the American Holistic Nurses' Credentialing Corporation (AHNCC). As a graduate of the program, you are eligible to sit for national certification by the AHNCC.
The Online Certificate of Completion in Mind Body Spirit Nursing is a 9-credit option available to registered nurses with a Bachelor’s degree or higher. It includes courses in mind body spirit health and healing principles; self-care; research methods and critique; integrative mind body spirit interventions; as well as individualized study in a topic area of interest. See Curriculum for the Certificate of Completion.
The program's curriculum is grounded in scientific theory and evidence-based interventions and reflective of holistic nursing, with healing the whole person as its goal. It emphasizes practices of intentionality, presence, and mindfulness to facilitate healing in others, and draws on nursing knowledge, theories, research, intuition, and creativity. A focus on nurse self-care and personal development is integrated throughout the program.
Students have contact with nationally renowned faculty and preceptors in the field of mind body spirit nursing and integrative health therapies, and is affiliated with the Benson-Henry Institute for Mind Body Medicine.
For the Certificate of Completion no application form is needed and there is no formal matriculation. You register for courses as a non-degree student.
Course registration typically opens one to two months prior to the start of the semester. If you would like to be notified when registration opens, please submit an information request.
MGH Institute Faculty for the Program
- Peg Baim, MS, NP
- Nancy Baker, PhD, ANP-BC
- Catherine Calder Calisi, MS, RN, GNP-BC
- Amanda B. Coakley, PhD, RN
- Janice Goodman, PhD, RN, PMHCNS-BC, PMHNP-BC
- Susan Jussaume, MS, APRN, FNP-BC, AHN-BC
- Kathleen M. Miller, RN, PhD, MA, AHN-BC
- Joanne Rowley, RN, MS, HNB-BC
Please contact Dr. Goodman for questions or to request more information.