University of Minnesota
Integrative Nursing Specialization
University of Minnesota

Integrative Nursing Specialization

Patient-Centered, Relationship-Based Nursing Care. By the end of this specialization, you will be able to practice a patient-centered, relationship-based approach to nursing that utilizes a variety of integrative healing modalities.

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Kim Christensen
Louise Delagran
Janet Tomaino, DNP

Instructors: Kim Christensen

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What you'll learn

  • Assess the current and potential role for Integrative Nursing in health and healthcare, including your own workplace.

  • Discuss the evidence base for use of integrative therapies, including historical, clinical, and research data.

  • Assess if a therapy is appropriate, Educate patients about benefit and risk, Administer or advise on use, and Evaluate if the therapy was useful.

  • Apply Integrative Nursing principles and strategies to patient care and symptom management.

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Specialization - 5 course series

Introduction to Integrative Nursing

Course 115 hours4.7 (78 ratings)

What you'll learn

  • Describe the six principles of Integrative Nursing and their key behavioral indicators.

  • Describe key elements and strategies of Integrative Nursing assessment.

  • Apply Integrative Nursing goals and strategies to improve symptom management in patients.

  • Apply Integrative Nursing principles and clinical decision making within your scope of nursing practice.

Skills you'll gain

Category: improved symptom management
Category: patient-centered care
Category: wellbeing
Category: evidence-based practice
Category: integrative healthcare

Aromatherapy: Clinical Use of Essential Oils

Course 216 hours4.9 (461 ratings)

What you'll learn

  • Describe the current and potential role of aromatherapy in health and healthcare.

  • Identify safety and ethical issues and discuss their application in practice situations.

  • Assess, administer, and evaluate the use of essential oils for management of pain, anxiety, nausea, and fatigue.

  • Discuss logistics of establishing and sustaining a clinical aromatherapy program.

Skills you'll gain

Category: Mindfulness
Category: improved symptom management
Category: wellbeing
Category: whole-person care
Category: integrative medicine

Acupressure

Course 315 hours4.8 (20 ratings)

What you'll learn

  • Basic concepts of East Asian Medicine (EAM)

  • Clinical indications for acupressure and the evidence base for its use in symptom management

  • Acupressure protocols for the management of pain, gastrointestinal disturbances, and wellbeing

  • Strategies for incorporating acupressure into your professional practice and self-care routines

Skills you'll gain

Category: improved symptom management
Category: patient-centered care
Category: wellbeing
Category: evidence-based practice
Category: integrative healthcare

Guided Imagery

Course 416 hours4.8 (199 ratings)

What you'll learn

  • Evaluate the role of guided imagery in health and healthcare and how you may use it professionally and personally.

  • Assess if guided imagery is appropriate for a client or patient.

  • Identify and evaluate resources, including apps and commercial products that might be helpful in specific situations or for specific conditions.

  • Create your own imagery intervention for a specific patient or group of patients

Skills you'll gain

Category: symptom management
Category: healthcare
Category: Stress Management
Category: wellbeing
Category: Pain Management

Mindfulness in Integrative Healthcare

Course 59 hours4.8 (217 ratings)

What you'll learn

  • Discuss the benefits of mindfulness as supported by research evidence, including potential impact on pain management, sleep issues, and anxiety.

  • List contraindications, discuss how you would identify when they are present, and identify possible modifications to your recommendations.

  • Identify programs and resources—both local in-person and online where you might refer patients.

  • Discuss the benefits of mindfulness for you professionally, including reduced stress, enhanced focus, and emotional regulation.

Skills you'll gain

Category: improved symptom management
Category: patient-centered care
Category: wellbeing
Category: evidence-based practice
Category: integrative healthcare

Instructors

Kim Christensen
University of Minnesota
1 Course3,384 learners
Louise Delagran
University of Minnesota
1 Course11,767 learners

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