Education

Anthroposophic Nursing Training

A variety of educational activities are organized and sponsored by NAANA, both for established nurses practicing Anthroposophic Nursing and for those who are newly interested in learning its principles and therapies.


Offerings include:

Annual training week for nurses and other caregivers (Foundation Course in Anthropsophic Nursing)
Introductory Weekend Workshop at the IPMT Foundation Course
One-day Introductory Workshop on the West Coast
Rythmical Einreibung course
Oil Dispersion Bath course


Foundation Course in Anthroposophic Nursing

This course is designed to introduce the principles of competent nursing practice extended by anthroposophy and includes a whole range of Anthroposophic Nursing topics that address Anthroposophic Foundations of Diagnosis and Nursing, Nursing Interventions and Healing Impulse, and Personal and Professional Development.

The course is held in a one-week intensive, once a year, for three years. During these years students are required to continue with self-study assignments and work with an experienced Anthroposophic Nurse Specialist mentor. Registered nurses receive certification as an Anthroposophic Nurse (AN) upon successful completion of course criteria, and by demonstrating their knowledge of the contents of Anthroposophic Nursing. While only registered nurses are eligible for certification, caregivers and other health professionals are welcome to attend.

Anthroposophic Nursing is based on a holistic view of the human being, his/her social and natural environments and the spiritual dimension of existence. 
Since 1923 numerous concepts have been developed that demonstrate the nursing needs of the human being in health and sickness and their social and cultural implications. Working with these concepts has led to an approach to nursing that is filled with life and values and treats patients as dignified human beings. This kind of nursing requires skills which are conveyed in training courses. Private study and the professional practice accompany the process of lifelong learning and of professional and personal development.

The accreditation serves to acknowledge training programs in Anthroposophic Nursing. It guarantees the equivalence of training and further training programs of all institutions that are closely connected to the International Forum for Anthroposophic Nursing in the Medical Section at the Goetheanum.

Nursing training in Germany
Nursing training in New Zealand
Nursing training in Switzerland
Nursing Training in Sweden

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