NURS 603

Foundations of Integrative Care

2 Graduate credits
Effective August 24, 2002 – Present

Graduation requirements this course fulfills

This course focuses on the exploration of scientific approaches to healing using biochemical and energetic models. Students examine variables that contribute to treatment decisions, client self-care knowledge, evidence regarding efficacy of treatment modalities, and mutual treatment goals. Strategies are explored for utilizing an Integrative Care model in advanced nursing practice.

Special information

Prerequisite: Admitted ELMSN, MSN or DNP student or instructor's consent.

Learning outcomes


  • Explain ways in which energy theory, biochemical, and physiological concepts contribute to an understanding of holism and holistic health care.
  • Articulate a theoretical base for the use of energy based therapeutic interventions.
  • Describe client and situational variables to consider when developing an integrative health care plan.
  • Evaluate the utilization of Integrative Care within one's practice setting.