Developed by visionary nurse leaders, our unique programs incorporate evidence-based coaching methodologies and tools that can be used by nurses in all clinical settings. Our programs have been created specifically for nurses, by nurses, based on a whole person model of care that addresses the biological, psychological, social, spiritual, cultural, and environmental aspects of care.
The integrative nurse coach program has inspired me to return to my holistic nurse roots and create a private practice as a coach and yoga teacher. The biggest shift for me has been the knowing that I’m not on this nursing journey alone. I’m part of an amazing community, the breadth and depth of which I’m just beginning to discover. So thank you all for that. This course provided not only education and tools to become a nurse coach, but it opened the doorway into a whole new supportive community. I feel energized and excited once again. (I was teetering on burnout when I enrolled.)
It has inspired me to think deep and provided so many tools to help others achieve their goals. Oh goodness, I feel like it sparked a fire in me to continue guiding others to believe in themselves and their abilities. It’s helped me learn to allow my patients to have more of a voice and truly listen. Do it! It’s a bit overwhelming at 1st but the tools and guidance I received was top notch! It has validated that I am on the right path!
I'm going to dive into coaching and try to make the world a healthier place! So even though this course was a lot of work, on top of a full time job, family, community involvement, etc I decided to do it for the love of it. I felt so connected when I journaled after each session - can you believe it? So I plan to plug away at this coaching career, for the love of it, and see where the Universe takes me! If you are serious about becoming a nurse coach it will increase your knowledge and skill tremendously.
The staff are leaders in the field of nurse coaching. They were always available and were supportive and helpful. This program has pushed me to do courageous things! Like coaching two groups of 5 women for 4 sessions each. Now the leap of faith continues as I move towards taking the exams and beginning to market a new coaching business! I am showing the world who I really am and what matters to me. It is scary and exhilarating. I appreciate the support you have provided me.
Nurse Coaching has given me the opportunity to focus on my own self care which has shown me a greater level of enjoyment in nursing. I have started coaching patients in my current job and seeing how satisfied patients are with the outcomes of their sessions gives me such an enlightened feeling that i haven't felt in years with Nursing! During this program it has been highlighted how much I put myself last. My practice has suffered from it and I as a person have as well. When I took back control on how I took care of myself and focused on me first before I could help anyone else, it made me realize how important mind body soul really is. It has allowed me to better see my patients as "the whole person," and not just their ailments or chief complaints. This is a life changing course that I took just at the right time in my life without knowing it. WHat a benefit of taking a course that changes you as a nurse but also evolves you as a better person. It has always been hard for me to open my mind to focus on me. This course has allowed me to realize that taking care of me is the most important
Nurse Coaching has shifted me personally as well as professionally. In all conversations, I feel I listen better, with intention, and ask powerful questions eliciting a deeper response. Confidence is what first comes to mind. Confidence that I have the tools to help people, not just through a challenging, but to offer tools for them to continue to grow and help themselves. In my personal interactions there is a comfort that has grown from the basic communication skills that have been developed.
No matter what type of nursing being practiced, the skills learned in this course will deepen one's connection to their patients/clients. Nurses are expected to be responsible for so many aspects of care. With this education the patient/client is brought to the center where they have always been. This course has brought me more confidence and an openness to connection. I feel more aware of what is happening within an interaction, seeing the possibilities of growth and change.
I feel that my teachings from holistic approach allowed me to approach patients in a different way that wasn’t even spoken about in nursing school. INCA has taught me over the past 6 months the benefits of combining the two areas together and taught me how to be that active listener.
I feel that it is very much needed to become an advocate to health and wellness. This program has helped me to become a better me. I’m very excited to get out into the community and sharing with others the impact of wellness and the approach looking at an individual and yourself as a whole. Many people look at lifestyle by a symptom or when something is wrong. I feel the teachings through the program gives an insight that our bodies as a whole is what needs to be focused. Living our best wellness. The practice is something that will open not only your eyes but your approach as a nurse. As a nurse, we are literally on the front lines in anything, not just during a pandemic, trauma, or sickness. Nurses are the ones that are relied on.
This program has transformed me into knowing there are many opportunities
Taking the Integrative Nurse Coaching certification course has opened my eyes and heart to a new paradigm in nursing and health care. I am excited to continue and grow the skills and knowledge that I have learned and practiced. It has not only changed me as a professional nurse but as a human being in this world. In how I interact with my family and friends and how I see the world. Truly a blessing to have been a part of Cohort 29 and the INCA family. I have evolved as a person and a nurse who takes the time to do my self care practices and not feel guilty about it. Knowing that self care is key in being a health care provider and as a person. I am more in tune with myself and thus I am able to be more compassionate and to listen with HEART to my clients, patients, family and friends. It is one of the best decisions that I have ever made to take on this journey. If you are considering taking up this certification course, it is worth it. The knowledge and the expertise that you will gain from this is just rewarding. This program has been life changing for me as a nurse and as an individual.
I'm grateful for the coaching experience and for the amazing community I'm now a part of. I'm planning on starting my own practice where I can practice more presence, mindfulness and active listening. As I'm walking through my own health crisis, I've learned first hand how little a patient can feel heard, respected and understood. Empowering others to trust themselves and advocate for their own definition of wellness and healing is now my top priority. As a nurse, I've become more present and a better listener, actually hearing what my clients are saying, their concerns. I'm practicing holding a space of non-judgement, as I don't truly know what's right for other people, personally or professionally. I would recommend to anyone that is interested in becoming a nurse coach to think about the multiple options where they can effectively practice. I feel this program was helpful not only for professional growth but also personal growth and would certainly recommend it to other nurses! This program has allowed me to learn how to trust myself. I'm gaining back confidence in my nursing practice