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This 33 credit concentration advances knowledge of contemporary views of healing and holistic nursing practice grounded in caring. The Advanced Holistic Nursing (AHN) concentration courses offer content and practice in the integration of mind-body practices, manipulative body practices, and energy-based healing modalities to promote health and well-being.

Students will earn a MSN degree and are eligible to sit for Board Certification in Advanced Holistic Nursing (AHN-BC). The Advanced Holistic Nursing Concentration does not prepare students to enter a Nurse Practitioner role.

Applicants with an earned Master’s degree in Nursing can earn a post master’s certificate (PMC) in Advanced Holistic Nursing. A gap analysis is conducted to identify required courses and practicum hours. All PMC students must complete NGR 6110 Advanced Nursing Practice Grounded in Caring. Nurse Practitioners may be particularly interested in a PMC in Advanced Holistic Nursing.

Completely online, full and part time study is available. The practicum needs of students in various geographic areas can be accommodated.

Preceptor and practicum site decisions are determined in collaboration with Faculty. The practicum hours may be completed at the students’ place of employment, if appropriate, with an approved preceptor.

FAU’s Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing is ranked by US News and World Reports as one of the top 50 Masters Programs in the US.  The selection is based on a number of criteria used to rate program quality including research funding, faculty credentials, number of degrees awarded, student:faculty ratio, and mean undergraduate GPA of admitted students.

Massachusetts has initiated the process to join NC-SARA and are expected to be approved by the end of this year. Massachusetts state authorization restricts activities in internships and supervised academic field experiences. Therefore, any distance learning student in the College of Nursing who will be residing in Massachusetts while participating in their academic program should contact the college before enrolling to assure they are compliant with state authorization rules.


Course # Course Title Credits
Graduate Core Courses (12 credits)
NGR 6110 Advanced Nursing Practice Grounded in Caring 3
NGR 6811 Philosophical & Theoretical Foundations of Nursing 3
NGR 6812 Nursing Research & Evidence Based Practice 3
NGR 6891 Advanced Nursing Practice: Roles, Policy, and Finance 3
Direct Care Core Courses (9 credits)
NGR 6002 Advanced Health Assessment 2
NGR 6002L Advanced Health Assessment Lab* 1
NGR 6141 Advanced Pathophysiology 3
NGR 6172 Advanced Pharmacotherapeutics 3
Holistic Concentration Courses (12 credits)
NGR 6168 **Advanced Nursing Situations: Foundations of Holistic Nursing I 3
NGR 6169 **Advanced Nursing Situations in Practice: Foundations of Holistic
Nursing II
NGR 6296L **Advanced Holistic Nursing: Developing Expertise in Holistic Healing
NGR 6297L **Advanced Nursing Situations: Integrating Expertise in Holistic Practice* 3
Total Hours 33

**Requires 145 hrs of supervised clinical experience in skills lab and in community.
**The Holistic Concentration Courses must be taken in the sequence listed above.

The Holistic Concentration Courses are offered over 4 semesters every year. Planned course offering:

NGR 6168: Advanced Nursing Situations: Foundations of Holistic Nursing I Fall 2016
NGR 6169: Advanced Nursing Situations in Practice: Foundations of Holistic Nursing II Spring 2017
NGR 6296L: Advanced Holistic Nursing: Developing Expertise in Holistic Healing Summer 2017
NGR 6297L: Advanced Nursing Situations: Integrating Expertise in Holistic Practice* Fall 2017

Sample Careers:

  • Clinical Nurse
  • College/University Faculty
  • Intergrated Health Nurse
  • Wellness Center Nurse
  • Oncology Nurse
  • Community Health Educator
  • Community Health Nurse
  • Emergency Room Nurse

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Degree Details
College College of Nursing
Degree type MSN
*Cost per credit
- In State (FL) $369.82
- Out of State (FL) $1,024.81
Credits needed to graduate 33
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* cost per credit and total cost are calculated using tuition per credit and associated fees for the current academic year. It does not include course materials, textbook expenses, and other potential expenses related to individual courses. See academic calendar for our quarter term schedule.
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