This course focuses on advanced aspects of functional medicine and integrative nursing care to promote holistic health and wellness. Integrative concepts and principles are explored. A holistic assessment approach is utilized to assist in synthesizing inter-relationships between core course concepts. Students evaluate evidence related to integrative therapies and their application to clinical practice and self-care. Competence Statement: Synthesizes course concepts and principles well enough to apply appropriate functional medicine and advanced integrative approaches that promote holistic health and wellness.
Prerequisite: Admitted ELMSN, MSN or DNP student or instructor's consent.
- Synthesize integrative principles for holistic assessment using the functional medicine timeline and matrix tools.
- Analyze the interrelationships of integrative principles on holistic health.
- Evaluate evidence of efficacy of integrative therapies.
- Design nutritional and lifestyle interventions to promote health and wellness in nursing practice and self-care that takes into consideration biochemical individuality.