Holistic Nursing Program at Bellevue Hospital Center
an unprecedented state grant award, New York College of Health
Professions will offer its innovative Holistic Nursing program
at Bellevue Hospital Center, the first in-hospital holistic
nursing training program in the country. The $600,000 grant,
the largest grant award to be received by the College, will
be used toward the intensive five-day course that will enable
hundreds of Bellevue’s Registered Nurses to expand their professional
skills in providing holistic patient care.
acknowledged world leader in the area of holistic medical practice
and education for more than 20 years, New York College of Health
Professions is offering this course of study on-site at Bellevue
Hospital Center dedicated to training nurses already in hospitals
on the basic principles of holistic nursing theory, therapeutic massage,
nutrition, and Traditional Chinese alternative modalities.
It will serve as an innovative model for nursing education
throughout the world.
of us at New York College are proud to be associated with Bellevue
Hospital Center in this exciting venture into holistic nursing
education. This program will have major impact as it is being
offered to all of the nurses in Bellevue, the oldest Western-medicine
based hospital in the country,” said Board Chairman Donald
Spector. “We feel confident that our efforts will have far-reaching
implications for practitioners and patients alike, both now
and well into the future.”
Nursing has become increasingly important because it is effective
in enhancing people’s ability to be and stay healthy. We are
thrilled to have the college as our partner in this program
and we are very excited about the grant award,” said Deputy
Executive Director of Bellevue Hospital Center, Theresa Rejrat.
project has been in test at Bellevue Hospital Center for about
one year. More than half of the participants want to continue
with their holistic healthcare studies,” said New York College
Director of Holistic Nursing Joanne Christophers. “The nurses
are getting an education that enables them to more effectively
and completely care for patients while also helping
themselves to become familiar with practices for their own
rejuvenation and healing.”
York College of Health Professions, in Syosset, New York, has
been a leader in holistic education and care for over 20 years.
The College offers undergraduate and graduate-level degree
programs in Massage Therapy, Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine,
and a Continuing Education program in Holistic Nursing. Located
on the College’s main campus is the professional outpatient
Integrative Health Center, as well as the Academic Health Care
Teaching Clinics, which provide holistic treatments to the
community while providing clinical internship for student practitioners.
New York College also maintains a 35-acre modern medical facility
in Luo Yang, The People’s Republic of China, where students
can participate in 3-week or full semester study programs.#
information about the New York College of Health Professions
can be found at www.nycollege.edu or
by contacting the College directly at 1-800-922-7337. For
professional Nursing career opportunities at Bellevue Hospital
Center, call Kim Edelberg, Professional Recruiter, at 1-212-562-6404.
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