The Integrative Nurse Coach® Academy | International Nurse Coach Association (INCA) was created with the vision of promoting and supporting the unique role of Nurse Coaches who are assisting individuals, groups and communities in realizing and reaching their greatest health potentials and goals.
Our INCA philosophy encompasses an understanding that the Nurse Coach honors the whole person using principles and modalities that integrate body -mind- emotions- spirit-environment.
This model respects all beliefs and cultures as essential components of health and well-being.
Our mission is to provide nurses with a global community for learning, networking, and reconnecting to the heart and art of nursing through Integrative Nurse Coaching.
We seek to empower nurses with advanced knowledge, skills, and a holistic understanding of health, enabling them to effectively guide their patients on a journey towards optimal wellness.
Our aim is to bridge the gap between traditional healthcare and integrative practices, fostering a healthcare environment that emphasizes personalized care, prevention, and the inherent healing capacity of individuals.”
Our vision positions Integrative Nurse Coaches at the forefront of improving the overall health and wellbeing of people acrss the globe. Nurse Coaches areleadingthe lifestyle change movement by assisting individuals, groups & communities in achieving their greatest human potential.
INCA’s vision is to lead the transformation of healthcare by promoting the role of integrative nurse coaching. We envision a future where every patient has access to a nurse coach who can guide them towards their unique health and wellness goals, fostering a culture of preventative healthcare and holistic wellbeing.
In the realm of integrative nurse coaching, the focus is not only on the physical aspect of health but also includes emotional, mental, social, and spiritual aspects. This can involve the use of complementary therapies like nutrition counseling, stress management techniques, mindfulness practices, and more.
It’s a patient-centric approach that encourages active participation from patients in their own health and wellbeing.
Today, there are approximately 4 million nurses in the U.S. and over 28 million globally working in all sectors of healthcare. With years of experience, skills, and knowledge, nurses are seeking new directions and meaningful employment options. Many nurses are leaving the current medical model disenchanted with the modern technological focus, and seek to reconnect to their roots in the healing arts and carative tradition.
Integrative Nurse Coaches are integrating this new role across diverse health care settings and are using a person-centered model to provide skilled preventive health strategies, healing modalities, and substantive coaching skills to enhance health outcomes.
As Integrative Nurse Coaches, we recognize the current crisis in healthcare and we view these challenges as opportunities for nurses to take action as informed, inspired, and effective leaders within an emerging healthcare model that focuses on prevention and wellness promotion.
Integrative Nurse Coaches offer new skills and expand the nurse role toward achieving these important goals for the wellbeing of individuals, families and communities.
Research shows that the therapeutic presence and interaction between a nurse and patient can be a healing moment, providing comfort, support, and lowering the stress response.
An Integrative Nurse Coach promotes wellness and resiliency by guiding clients/patients to deepen connection to their inner healing resources and their capacity to make meaningful choices and to help establish goals and strategies for healthier lifestyle behaviors.