Holistic Nursing Certification
What Do I Need to Know?
ALLEGRA Learning has many courses and certificate programs that
1. fulfill the approved continuing education contact hour requirement to sit for the national holistic nursing certification exam and
2. fulfill the approved continuing education requirement for holistic nursing recertification.
Several of ALLEGRA Learning's certificate programs, including the Certificate for Holistic and Integrative Health and the Certificate in Spirituality, Health, and Healing, have been nationally endorsed by the American Holistic Nurses Association. In addition, ALLEGRA Learning offers numerous other courses and programs in many areas that are relevant to holistic nurses and can be use for fulfilling CE requirements. Click here for a complete listing of courses and certificate programs...
The Purpose of Certification
Certification refers to an earned credential that demonstrates specialized knowledge, skills, and experience. Certification is a voluntary process of validating knowledge, skills, and abilities beyond the scope of the nursing (or other healthcare) license. Certification is awarded by a third-party, nongovernmental entity.
Certification candidates receive their credential only after they meet strict eligibility criteria and successfully completing a standardized exam. Credentials are nationally recognized and they are also portable so they can be used in all states and all organizations. Certification credentials are often good for a period of time (such as 5 years) and include ongoing requirements that must be met to keep the certification current.
The recertification process usually includes a combination of continuing education and experience in the subject area to ensure that credential holders have maintained a specific level of expertise in their specialty and that they participate in activities that support competency in their specialty.
How Do I Get Certified?
The American Holistic Nurses' Certification Corporation (AHNCC) offers certification for holistic nurses. Nurses are certified at three levels. The HN-BC Certification is for registered nurses who do not hold a Baccalaureate in Nursing; The HNB-BC is for registered nurses who have a Baccalaureate Degree in Nursing; and the AHN-BC is for registered nurses who hold a graduate degree in nursing. ALLEGRA Learning's courses are accredited by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) and several certificate programs are also nationally endorsed by the American Holistic Nurses Association. Many of these courses/certificate programs meet the education requirements for the AHNCC national certification exam in holistic nursing.