Holistic Nursing Board Exam Preparation Course

Offered through Zoom Virtual Classroom

Foundations of Integrative Health and Healing

Foundations of Integrative Health and Healing

The Foundations of Integrative Health and Healing course introduces students to the major health and healing traditions, and explores their diverse philosophical and practical foundations. Students examine the ancient healing arts, as well as the allopathic, complementary, and alternative practices that have evolved from them. Study emphasizes the need to gain knowledge in various modalities, to integrate diverse perspectives on how the body functions, and to develop a holistic model in order to achieve health and wellness.  When this course is offered for nurses interested in receiving Holistic Nursing- Board Certified (HN-BC), the content additionally prepares them for the Holistic Nursing Certification Examination from the American Holistic Nursing Certification Corporation (AHNCC). 


Classes are on Friday 5pm to 9pm and Saturday 9:00am to 5:00pm
Cost of program: $1,800 tuition, $60 application fee. 
This course provides three (3) credits of graduate education
that can be applied towards the
Master of Arts in Integrative Health and Healing at The Graduate Institute.
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Artemis Morris, ND


Dr. Artemis Morris is a Naturopathic Physician, Licensed Acupuncturist, professor of nutrition, researcher, author, and public speaker.  Artemis is the co-academic director of the Integrative Health and Healing Program at The Graduate Institute and professor of nutrition at The Human Nutrition Institute at University of Bridgeport, where she also taught nutrition for the Naturopathic Medical School.  She completed her Naturopathic Doctorate and Masters in Acupuncture at Bastyr University in Seattle, Washington and has been in practice for over 18 years.  Dr. Artemis is the medical director and founder of Artemis Wellness Center, LLC an integrative wellness center that focuses on women’s health and wellness.  Artemis has served as the director of the natural health center at Masonic Healthcare Center in Wallingford, the largest geriatric healthcare center in CT where she did research on acupuncture and pain management.  Dr. Artemis has been researching the Mediterranean Diet and plants of Crete since 2005 and lectures at medical conferences on The Mediterranean Diet and other natural health topics.  Dr Artemis Morris co-authored the book The Anti-Inflammation Diet for Dummies. Her practice philosophy is inspired by the quote from Paracelsus that states, "The art of healing comes from nature and not from the physician. Therefore, the physician must start from  nature with an open mind." 

www.artemiswellnesscenter.com & www.drartemis.com


Bozena Padykula, EdD, APRN, PMHNP-BC, APHN-BC, MSN, RN

Dr. Padykula is nursing faculty and health care provider that advocates caring for others and self. She inspires individuals to reach professional and personal goals. As a nurturing Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP-BC) and an Advanced Practice Holistic Nurse (APHN-BC) she maintains an active clinical practice in the out-patient community clinic and in private practice. She takes an eclectic approach to apply advanced knowledge of pharmacology, psychoneuroimmunology, nutritional supplements, and complementary practices to improve mental health. Areas of research interest include the exploration of students’ self-care and health-promotion practices in a holistic nursing course, the effectiveness of Reiki on stress reduction, and the use of acupressure for self-care.  

Karen Wexell RN, MSN, HNB-BC, CSPI

Karen Wexell is a passionate holistic nurse leader, educator, and practitioner. She became interested in holistic approaches as a means to introduce the art of nursing back into the high tech healthcare environment. She is a graduate of Lankenau Hospital School of Nursing, received a BSN from Central CT State University and MSN from the University of Harford. She currently is an RN Care Coordinator and Health Coach at Yale New Haven Health System. She an adjunct professor at Post University where she also serves on the RN-BSN  Advisory Board. She has held multiple positions in nursing education and clinical practice. She is the founder and leader of the UConn Campuses Chapter of the American Holistic Nurse Association. Karen is certified as a Holistic Nurse, Pranakriya Yoga Instructor, Holistic Stress Management Instructor, ‘M” Technique instructor and as both a Reiki and Healing Touch practitioner. 

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The Graduate Institute


Sixth Year Certificate

>Learning and Thinking

171 Amity Road

Bethany, CT 06524

United States

Phone: (203) 874-4252

Fax:      (203) 874-8070

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