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Nurse Herbalist Course


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The Nurse-Herbalist – Format: Webinars and Guided Self-Study                       (watch youtube)

The Nurse-Herbalist course will “root” your love of plant remedies deeply within nursing scope of practice. This course specifically addresses the legal, ethical and professional practice issues of licensed and practical nurses, Certified Nurse-Midwives, and Advanced Practice Nurses, who use herbs in the care and comfort of clients. The course provides step-by-step guidance in nurse-herbalist assessment, integration of the nursing process and the elements of nurses’ nature care and partnership with plants in the application of herbal remedies, a centuries-old healing tradition in nursing. In addition, you will learn how to utilize three simple models for nurse-herbalist practice and decode herbal scientific data for yourself and your clients. Case studies of the use of healing plants in nursing care provided in hospitals, clinics, home health and hospice agencies are provided to inspire the development of your practice plan. The course also includes Dr. Libster’s “World Tree Yoga” – Self- Care for the nurse-herbalist. This course is taught by Dr. Martha Libster, Board-Certified Advanced Practice Holistic Nurse, author of the internationally acclaimed Integrative Herb Guide for Nurses and the soon-to-be-released Nurse-Herbalist: Integrative Insights for Holistic Practice. Dr. Libster shares slide shows, case studies, and stories of professional insights and challenges from her 25 years as a practicing nurse-herbalist and consultant. For those seeking additional and advanced study of nurse-herbalism see program information on becoming an Herbal Diplomat®.

Course Topics Include:

  • Herbal Remedies Applied in Care: Teas, Syrups, Compresses and More!
  • Designing a Nurse-Herbalist Practice - 3 Easy Models and 5 Elements
  • Herbal Interventions in Hospitals, Clinics, and Home Health
  • Scope of Nurse-Herbalist Practice: Legal and Ethical Issues
  • Herbal Diplomacy: Plants, Paradigms, and Partnerships
  • Guideline for the Integration of Holistic Nursing and Traditional Chinese Herbal Medicine Assessments
  • Nursing Process and the Elements of Nurses' Nature Care
  • Plant Case Studies, Conservation, and Quality Improvement
  • Experiments in Herbal Medicine Making
  • Materia Medica in the Nature Care of Infants and Children
  • World Tree Yoga – Nurse-Herbalist Self-Care for the Integration of Spirit and Matter
  • Decode Herbal Data
  • Develop a Practice Plan Rooted in Law, Tradition, and Science
 Course Objectives:  Upon completion of this course the attendee will be able to:

  1. Define the elements of nurses’ nature care.
  2. Describe the application of at least 8 herbal remedies in care and comfort.
  3. Analyze 3 models and 3 paradigms guiding herbal application in nursing practice.
  4. Diagram what they want to do to “create a space” for the integration of herbalism and nursing practice.
  5. Assess an individual client using the nurse-herbalist assessment guidelines provided.
  6. Experiment with the preparation and application of oral and topical whole herb remedies in the care and comfort of a client.
  7. Role play the application of 3 basic solution-focused counseling techniques in the herbal care and comfort of clients.
  8. Critique at least one article on the subject of herb research.
  9. Apply the 5 Rights of Nurse-Herbalism.
  10. Design a plan for their nurse-herbalist practice utilizing content related to the 5 Elements of Care.

Requirements for Successful Completion:

             Evaluation:  500 Point Scale   (388 – 500 Pass)    (0 – 387  Failure)
  • Participation in 4 Webinar Discussions  
  • Preparation for Webinar – 3 Prep Forms
  • Final Exam: Essay / Herb Article Analysis (80% pass)
  • Practice Plan
  • Completion of Course Evaluation
Registration Fee: $595. 

2-Month Course Includes:

  • 30 Contact Hours and Certificate of Attendance
  • Book: Herbal Diplomats
  • Participation in 4 Webinars
  • Guided Self-Study Course Materials
  • Herb CD-Rom
Please Purchase Required Texts:
  • The Nurse-Herbalist:Integrative Insights for Holistic Practice by Libster (ISBN - 9780975501849)
  • Delmar’s Integrative Herb Guide for Nurses by Libster  (ISBN - 9780766827103)
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Continuing Education Credit