Yes! The entire Integrative Nurse Coach™ Certificate Program is 96 continuing education hours and is broken down as follows:
  • Part 1- Integrative Nurse Coach™ Foundations: 36 Contact Hours
  • Part 2- Integrative Nurse Coach™ Practicum: 60 Contact Hours
This continuing nursing education activity was approved by American Holistic Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
INCA’s founders are the pioneers of Nurse Coaching and conceptualized and actualized the model (not to mention wrote the award-winning textbook!). We provide Registered Nurses and Nurse Practitioners with a powerful, holistic, innovative, and in-depth Integrative Nurse Coaching™ education that fully embraces the richness of what they bring to this role. Our faculty members are Integrative Nurse Coach™ experts, leaders and pioneers in the growing integrative health and wellness field of nurse coaching. They have been instrumental in moving Nurse Coach Board Certification forward, and lecture worldwide on environmental health, nutrition, and global nursing. At the completion of Part 1: Foundations AND Part 2: Practicum, you will join our graduate Integrative Nurse Coaches with the option to sit for two board certification exams (Holistic Nursing and Nurse Coaching) through the American Holistic Nurses Credentialing Corporation. Note: if you do not wish to take the full program, you can take either part as a standalone!
After completion of our Integrative Nurse Coach™ Certificate Program (96 contact hours) (Part 1: Integrative Nurse Coach™ Foundations (36 contact hours) and Part 2: Integrative Nurse Coach™ Practicum (60 contact hours)) all nurses who meet licensing, practice and educational requirements will qualify to take the Nurse Coach Certification Exam AND the Holistic Nurse Certification Exam.
After completion of our Integrative Nurse Coach™ Certificate Program (96 contact hours) (Part 1: Integrative Nurse Coach™ Foundations (36 contact hours) and Part 2: Integrative Nurse Coach™ Practicum (60 contact hours)) all nurses who meet licensing, practice and educational requirements will qualify to take the Nurse Coach Certification Exam AND the Holistic Nurse Certification Exam. More info on board certification
What will I learn? The program’s curriculum is grounded in clinical knowledge, practice, research, and evidence-based protocols. The foundation of our program includes the Theory of Integrative Nursing (TINC), the Integrative Lifestyle Health and Wellbeing Model (ILHWBM) that includes nutritional and environmental coaching, and Awareness and Choice practices for motivating behavioral change. The faculty has also designed and validated the Integrative Health and Wellness Assessment Tool™ for use in clinical practice and research. INCCP was created to address the needs of professional nurses who are seeking to deepen their scope of practice into health and wellness topics and expand their nursing role into new career opportunities. Nurses, as licensed professionals, have unique skills and experience that  enhance their knowledge and abilities in health and wellness coaching. Guidelines, standards, and competencies related to professional Nurse Coaching are addressed.
There are 2 textbooks that you will need to order.
  • Dossey, B.M., Luck, S., & Schaub, B. G. (2015). Nurse Coaching: Integrative Approaches for Health and Wellbeing. International Nurse Coach Association: North Miami, Fla. Order online through Amazon.
  • If you are taking Part II: The Integrative Nurse Coach™ Practicum and plan to sit for certification, you will need this book also. Hess, D. R. & Dossey, B., & Southard, M.E. & Luck, S., Schaub, B. G., & Bark, L. (2013). The Art and Science of Nurse Coaching: The Provider’s Guide to Coaching Scope and Competencies. Nursesbooks.org: Silver Springs: MD.
We use CanvasLMS as our learning platform, which is used by major universities such as Stanford, Harvard, Brown, Dartmouth and Yale. Navigating any new platform can be a bit intimidating at first, regardless of level of technological savvy, but after the first week or two, it all becomes second nature. We also offer tech support appointments where we can do a screen share and help you with anything you need. If you are signing up for the Integrative Nurse Coach™ Certificate Program, you’ll also receive a Google Workspace for Education @inursecoach.com email address to use indefinitely!
The online Integrative Nurse Coach™ Certificate Program format provides a variety of learning strategies to meet the needs of adult learners. Video lectures and Role Play Demonstrations by Nurse Coach Experts and the leaders in the field of Nurse Coaching provides superior quality of knowledge and example sharing. Online Discussion Groups and Web Conferencing sessions establishes a community of learning, support, and interaction that deepens your long term connection to each other and your mentors. Current Resources are shared such as research articles and textbook readings. Written Transcripts and Quizzes will validate your growth. Peer to Peer Coaching Practice and real Client Coaching leads to mastery of skills. Supervisory Group web conferencing with Faculty and written transcript feedback assures the personal connection to content and faculty. Our faculty work individually with students and in small groups throughout the program offering a “hands on” personalized approach.
Both Holistic Nursing and Nurse Coaching’s philosophy of practice is to care for the person as a integrated, holistic human being, inseparable and integral with the environment. Holistic Nursing provides the holistic philosophy of practice whereas, Integrative Nurse Coaching provides an operational framework model. Nurse coaching provides a skilled, purposeful, results-oriented, and structured relationship-based communication method. Nurse Coaching is the functional role for Holistic Nursing. Both Holistic Nursing and Integrative Nurse Coaching™ is universal in nature and may be practiced with any population in any clinical setting, community, private practice, hospital, educational institution, or research foundation.
Supervision groups are formed around 3-4 weeks before Foundations begins and consist of approximately 10 nurses, led by an expert board certified Nurse Coach faculty member.
We send out a sign up form to all registrants with the times available.
For example, in a recent cohort, we had 5 small groups of 10.
Group A meets Mondays at 7PM EST
Group B meets Tuesdays at 8PM EST
Group C meets Tuesdays at 3PM EST
Group D meets Thursday at 9PM EST
Group E meets Wednesdays at 7PM EST
(While these won’t be the exact groups for your cohort, you can expect something similar!)
Groups meet 6 times every OTHER week in FOUNDATIONS for 1.5 hours
Groups meet 6 times every THREE weeks in PRACTICUM for 2 hours
The course is a mix of pre-recorded weekly lectures, discussion forum posts, peer coaching sessions (in foundations) to start practicing what you learned (you are paired with a nurse in the program and you schedule your peer coaching sessions online using the platform), and supervision meetings (in Foundations, these are every other week for 1.5 hours. In practicum, these are every 3 weeks for 2 hours).
The supervision groups are formed around 3-4 weeks before the program begins.  We send out a sign up form to all registrants with the times available.
For example, in a recent cohort, we had 5 small groups of 10.
Group A meets Mondays at 7PM EST
Group B meets Tuesdays at 8PM EST
Group C meets Tuesdays at 3PM EST
Group D meets Thursday at 9PM EST
Group E meets Wednesdays at 7PM EST
(While these won’t be the exact groups for your cohort, you can expect something similar!)
Groups meet 6 times every OTHER week in FOUNDATIONS for 1.5 hours
Groups meet 6 times every THREE weeks in PRACTICUM for 2 hours
The priority of all coaches is to facilitate behavioral change that corresponds to a healthy lifestyle and wellbeing.

A main difference between a Nurse Health Coach and a Wellness Coaches is that nurses bring a different level of education, training, and experience to the relationship.

Nurse Health Coaches are not only capable of working with clients to establish an optimal level of living but facilitate clients to overcome barriers that lead to establishing improved long-term health outcomes. Integrative Nurse Coaches use complementary and reflective modalities in their sessions with clients and establish individualized health plans. Some examples of the dimensions that an Integrative Nurse Coach may work in:
  • Life Balance and Satisfaction- lifestyle changes for wellbeing
  • Relationships
  • Spiritual
  • Mental and Emotional – stress management
  • Physical – exercise and weight management
  • Healthy nutrition choices
  • Environmental awareness
  • Health Responsibility – managing chronic conditions
  • Lifestyle change for habitual habits
We hear you! The program is completed at your own pace at times that work best for you. When the program begins, we will split participants into small groups of 8-10 people (largely based off of time zone), with a dedicated and experienced board-certified Nurse Coach faculty supervisor.  Every other week, your small group will meet online via web conference/live sessions at a time that works best for as many people in the group as possible (i.e., you all vote on a time that works best!). While attendance at these live sessions is required, they will also be recorded. If there is an extreme circumstance and you can’t make it, just let your supervisor know and they will give you and alternate assignment.
The Integrative Nurse Coach™ Certificate Program – Online is perfect for the adult learner!
  • Autonomy– Modules are assigned on a weekly basis providing flexibility and sense of control and self-direction.
  • Goal-Oriented– Dedicated Nurse Coach Experts supervise and support nurses to reach the goals they have envisioned.
  • Practical– Knowledge and experiences are focused on the growth of the nurse in new directions that can be applied to your current nursing practice or expanded into new career opportunities.
  • Competence and Mastery– We believe practice makes perfect. Opportunities to work with course colleagues on skill development and Nurse Coach Expert Faculty to oversee your mastery accomplishments to ensure a transformational experience.
Absolutely! The INCA community has expanded across the globe to include 48 states in the U.S. and 15 countries. Our intention is to support a continuing connection between nurse coaches and with the INCA organization. You also will have ongoing access to our Alumni portal if you take the full INCCP! In addition, Advanced and Master Nurse Coach Courses are planned as an onsite experience. Self-Care of the Nurse is our priority!
The only additional program costs are textbooks! If you are taking Part II: The Integrative Nurse Coach™ Practicum and plan to sit for certification, you will need this book also. You will also need (and likely already have):
  • Headset (ear buds with microphone) to reduce noise feedback in live online sessions.
  • Journal for reflective writing or access to a computer document program (Word, Google Docs.)
  • Internet capable of video streaming.

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