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10 Hottest Nursing Specialties

10 Hottest Nursing Specialties

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Holistic Nurse

Holistic Nurses believe in a more comprehensive view of a patient’s health and well-being. While their treatments continue to focus on the patient’s physical wellbeing, these nurses pay extra attention to psychological, social, and spiritual factors that also affect each patient’s progress.

Complementary Health Nursing is closely related to holistic nursing. These nurses are also known as Alternative Health Nurses and are involved in providing alternative methods of healing to patients. Once considered avant-garde, many of these methods, such as acupuncture, massage therapy, and guided imagery, are becoming more and more mainstream. A growing number of complementary health nurses are further developing their skill set by becoming educated in Reiki, the art of natural healing.

Average Annual Salary
$47,000

Educational Requirements

Some states require an RN license and/or a certification issued by the American Holistic Nurses Association (AHNA)

In all States, the District of Columbia, and U.S. territories, students must graduate from an approved nursing program and pass a national licensing examination, known as the NCLEX-RN, in order to obtain a nursing license. Nurses may be licensed in more than one State, either by examination or by the endorsement of a license issued by another State. The Nurse Licensure Compact Agreement allows a nurse who is licensed and permanently resides in one of the member States to practice in the other member States without obtaining additional licensure.

Search our job listings for holistic nurse positions.

Related Organizations

American Holistic Nurses Association

Australian College of Holistic Nurses

British Holistic Medical Association

Canadian Holistic Nurses Association


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    jollyegirl

    over 3 years ago

    12 comments

    FYI: You don't have to have a bsn to be part of an internship. There are many hospitals that offer them to adn graduates too! Thanks for this. it was interesting! :)

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    Account Removed

    almost 6 years ago

    Holistic nursing is the fastest growing area I've seen in years. Great article!

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    COLT

    almost 6 years ago

    4 comments

    Another great resource is the Aerospace Medical Association (www.asma.org) and the "Flight Nurse Society" ... a constituent organization of the parent AsMA ... initially founded as a USAF Flight Nurse section ... it now reflects an international membership of civilian and military flight nurses.

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