SAN DIEGO, May 18, 2021 / PRNewswire-PRWeb / – Pacific College of Health and Science today announced its new MSN in Nursing, the first in The United States Specialized in Holistic Nursing, with tracks in Nurse Coach and Nurse Educator, including a medical cannabis specialization option. The 40 credit program focuses on holistic and inclusive health care and offers a breakthrough curriculum with courses such as psychoneuroimmunology and advanced holistic pharmacology. It’s 100% online and under the umbrella of Pacific College’s prestigious WSCUC accreditation.

Pacific College’s cutting-edge MSN program was designed in part to address a growing healthcare crisis: nurse burnout triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic and a decline in the workforce due to harsh working conditions. The program also prepares its graduates to lead health care healing from the inside out, from self-care to care for colleagues, patients and families, health organizations and communities.

After completing their studies, the nurses are prepared to offer holistic and integrative nursing training in universities, hospitals, health systems and in counseling for private practices. As many hospitals are moving to integrative health care (IHC) due to patient demand for complementary health services, this curriculum will teach students to use evidence-based scientific and holistic knowledge as the foundation for their role in nursing education. Students also deepen their understanding of innovative integration and healing modalities and learn to educate and coach patients about them.

“”New York University Langone Health has been affiliated with Pacific College for the past five years, providing BSN and holistic nursing students with clinical experience for their RN in healthcare leadership, community health, and inclusive health and medicine. This relationship has been a mutually beneficial collaboration between our nursing staff, administrative directors and PCHS nursing students, “he said Debra Albert, DNP, MBA, RN, Chief Nursing Officer of NEA-BC and Senior Vice President for Patient Care Service at New York University Langone health. “Together we have worked to support the educational goals of nurses and the promotion of holistic approaches to health and integrative medicine in the inpatient setting and in local communities.”

Graduates from this MSN for Holistic Nursing will be prepared to work in existing or emerging traditional, integrative, holistic health care facilities or in private practice. You are also ready to take the appropriate Holistic Nursing, Advanced Holistic Nursing, or Nurse Coaching Board certification exams offered by the American Holistic Nurses Credentialing Corporation (AHNCC). With the appropriate number of clinical hours, graduates can take the board certification exams for Nurse Educator or Nurse Professional Development Specialist. A bachelor’s degree in nursing (BSN) is a prerequisite for entry into the holistic MSN program.

The Pacific College of Health and Science’s Faculty-Leading Holistic Nursing (MSN) program features professionals who are highly recognized in the world of integrative medicine, including:

  • DR. Carey Clark (PHD, RN, AHN-BC, RYT, FAAN), Director of the Pacific College Nursing Program
  • DR. Kristen Lombard (PHD, RN, AHN-BC, PMHCNS-BC), the MSN program chair
  • DR. Carla Mariano (EDD, RN, AHN-BC, FAAIM), Co-Founder of Pacific College Holistic Nursing Programs
  • Eloise Theisen, RN, MSN, AGPCNP-BC and President of the American Cannabis Nurses Association

“Pacific College of Health and Science has always been a leader in holistic and inclusive nursing education, and our new MSN program continues that tradition,” he said Malcolm Youngren, Interim CEO at Pacific College for Health and Science. “We take great pride in working with the best local educators to bring our students an unparalleled educational experience not available anywhere else in the country.”

Students wishing to enroll or learn more about the Pacific College of Health and Science’s Holistic Nursing (MSN) degree, including requirements and grant information, can visit

About the Pacific College of Health and Science:

The Pacific College of Health and Science was founded in 1986 San Diego Offer license-qualifying programs in Chinese medicine and massage therapy. The college then opened branches in new York and Chicago. It has regional accreditation with the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC) and programmatic accreditation for Chinese medicine and nursing. Over the years, it has expanded its programs to include three advanced programs in holistic nursing, a certificate in medical cannabis, a master of science in health and human achievement, and a bachelor of science in education and promotion in public health. Pacific College is home to a faculty with over 200 professors who are at the forefront of curriculum development. The college offers 1,500 students on-site training and an additional 800 online training courses. More than 5,500 students have graduated from the college, with hundreds more certificates of merit.

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Nathalie Turotte, Vice President of Marketing, Pacific College of Health and Science, +1 (619) -574-6909,

SOURCE Pacific College for Health and Science

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