The time for Integrative Nurse Coaches is now!

We are excited to launch our new INCA website and our first blog to share our vision for Integrative Nurse Coaches to be leaders in creating a healthy nation and a healthy world!

We are over 3 million nurses in the United States and over 15 million globally, Nurses are the most trusted professionals, the key component for a successful health coaching partnership. Therefore, as health and wellness coaches emerge as a growing new role in health care, we believe that nurses are strategic, working in all health care settings and that as a profession we embrace our nation’s renewed focus on wellness, prevention, and patient centered care.

Health and wellness coaching has historically been an integral element of nursing care. Nurses are the crucial interface between health care services and the lives and health of the people who are served by them. It is time to build upon nursing’s skills and knowledge, and utilize these skills within health promotion strategies in a new health coach model.

The Integrative Nurse Coach Certificate Program has been created to bring integrative and holistic philosophies and practices into a professional Nurse Coach model and offering a new opportunity and a new paradigm for Nurse Coaches to step into this expanded role within our nursing profession.

This program is taught by three pioneers in the field of integrative nursing:
Barbara Dossey, Susan Luck and Bonney Schaub

You will be hearing from the voices of Integrative Nurse Coaches who will share their vision, stories, and practices and we invite you to share yours with our community.

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As Co-Founder of the International Nurse Coach Association for over a decade, Susan has been teaching and developing coaching program and currently through the Integrative Nurse Coach Academy. She is Board Certified in Health and Wellness Coaching, Holistic Nursing, and Clinical Nutrition. Susan has authored several chapters on Nutrition and Environmental Health for Holistic Nursing, Integrative Nursing, and Nurse Leadership textbooks. She has co-authored Nurse Coaching and Self-Assessment chapters in; Holistic Nursing: A Handbook for Practice, 7th edition (2015-2020) and is co-author of the award winning book (ANA Gold Seal, 2015) Nurse Coaching: Integrative Approaches for Health and Wellbeing (2015) and The Art and Science of Nurse Coaching, an ANA Publication (2013), that led the way to establishing the standards for practice in the emerging Nurse Coach role. For the past 20 years, she has been the Nurse Coach and Nutrition consultant for Special Immunology Services at Mercy Hospital in Miami and is currently the Director of Nurse Coaching at Rezilir Health in Hollywood, Florida. Susan continues to integrate lifestyle health and wellness education into diverse communities, bringing her expertise and passion as a nurse, clinical nutritionist, and medical anthropologist. She has developed and implemented integrative health initiatives for diverse community organizations including the Yellow Courtyard, Integrative Health Symposium, Urban Zen, New York Open Center, The Lower East Side Girls Club, Kripalu, Omega Institute, and the University of Miami and Florida Atlantic University. As a concerned global citizen, Susan is the founder and education director of the Earthrose Institute, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to environmental health education and advocacy. She maintains a private practice as an Integrative Nurse Coach with a focus on nutrition and the environment.

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