Integrative Nurse Coaches Are Transforming Healthcare

Improving health outcomes and the way patient care is delivered should be a goal of every healthcare professional. With over three million nurses in the United States, we have a significant opportunity to be the catalysts of change through a combination of our deep seeded knowledge, clinical experience, and holistic nursing skills.

Nurse Coaching Pioneers Unite

The Integrative Nurse Coach Certificate Program (INCCP) was set up and created by the International Nurse Coach Association. This unique program is designed for all  nurses seeking skills leading toward certification with an emphasis on promoting wellness, preventing disease, managing and supporting patients with chronic conditions.

The faculty includes internationally recognized leaders and pioneers with years of experience in integrative and holistic nursing.

Integral to this 165 CNEs program is an expanded worldview that includes a bio-psycho-social-spiritual-cultural-environmental model of care. The program incorporates evidence-based coaching competencies, methodologies, tools, and practices for encouraging behavioral change for improved health and well being.

What You Can Expect

  • Discover your fulfilling new career path in integrative nurse coaching
  • Develop skills in the art and science of healthy behaviors
  • Learn knowledge and skills that can be implemented in diverse clinical settings[/wpcol_1half]
  • Reignite your spirit and reconnect with your meaning and purpose in becoming a nurse
  • Become a leader in a healthcare model that has wellness and health promotion as its goal
  • Explore and expand opportunities in collaborative and independent practice[/wpcol_1half_end]

INCCP 96 CNEs Curriculum

The INCCP is grounded in clinical knowledge, practice, research, and evidence-based protocols. The Integrative Functional Health Model (IFHM), Vulnerability Model (VM), and the Theory of Integral Nursing (TIN) form the foundation of the program. The faculty of the INCCP have also created the Integrative Health and Wellness Assessment Tool™ for use in clinical practice and research.

Become an Integrative Nurse Coach

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Barbara Dossey, PhD, RN, AHN-BC, FAAN, HWNC-BC, is an internationally recognized integrative, holistic nursing pioneer, a nurse theorist (Theory of Integral Nursing; co-author, Theory of Integrative Nurse Coaching), and Florence Nightingale Scholar. She is Co-Director, International Nurse Coach Association (INCA) and Core Faculty, Integrative Nurse Coach™ Certificate Program (INCCP), Miami, Florida; International Co-Director, Nightingale Initiative for Global Health (NIGH); and Director of Holistic Nursing Consultants (HNC), Santa Fe, New Mexico. She has authored or co-authored 25 books including Holistic Nursing: A Handbook for Practice (7th ed., 2016); Nurse Coaching: Integrative Approaches for Health and Wellbeing (2015); The Art and Science of Nurse Coaching: The Provider’s Guide for Coaching Scope and Competencies (2013); Florence Nightingale: Mystic, Visionary, Healer (2010, Commemorative Edition). She is a founding member of the American Holistic Nurses Association and Holistic Nurse of the Year. She is an 11-time recipient of the prestigious American Journal of Nursing Book of the Year Award, and has received many other awards. Barbara is also on the ANA’s Healthy Nurse Healthy Nation™ Grand Challenge Advisory Board.


As Co-Founder of the International Nurse Coach Association for over a decade, Susan has been teaching and developing coaching program and currently through the Integrative Nurse Coach™ Academy. She is Board Certified in Health and Wellness Coaching, Holistic Nursing, and Clinical Nutrition. Susan has authored several chapters on Nutrition and Environmental Health for Holistic Nursing, Integrative Nursing, and Nurse Leadership textbooks.

She has co-authored Nurse Coaching and Self-Assessment chapters in; Holistic Nursing: A Handbook for Practice, 7th edition (2015-2020) and is co-author of the award winning book (ANA Gold Seal, 2015) Nurse Coaching: Integrative Approaches for Health and Wellbeing (2015) and The Art and Science of Nurse Coaching, an ANA Publication (2013), that led the way to establishing the standards for practice in the emerging Nurse Coach role. For the past 20 years, she has been the Nurse Coach and Nutrition consultant for Special Immunology Services at Mercy Hospital in Miami and is currently the Director of Nurse Coaching at Rezilir Health in Hollywood, Florida.

Susan continues to integrate lifestyle health and wellness education into diverse communities, bringing her expertise and passion as a nurse, clinical nutritionist, and medical anthropologist. She has developed and implemented integrative health initiatives for diverse community organizations including the Yellow Courtyard, Integrative Health Symposium, Urban Zen, New York Open Center, The Lower East Side Girls Club, Kripalu, Omega Institute, and the University of Miami and Florida Atlantic University.

As a concerned global citizen, Susan is the founder and education director of the Earthrose Institute, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to environmental health education and advocacy. She maintains a private practice as an Integrative Nurse Coach™ with a focus on nutrition and the environment.

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