2020 Foundation Course in Anthroposophic Nursing

  • 2 May 2020
  • 9 May 2020
  • Chestnut Ridge, New York


(depends on selected options)

Base fee:
  • For faculty members
  • For registrants who are current members of NAANA for the 2020 calendar year. Early registrations must be paid before the early registration deadline of March 21, 2020.
  • For registrants who are not current members of NAANA. Early registrations must be paid by the early registration deadline of March 21, 2020.
  • For students currently enrolled in a nursing school or program. Please write to naanatraining@gmail.com for code to register. Early registrations must be paid in full by the early registration deadline of March 21, 2020.


Register before March 21st to receive early-bird pricing! 

A course, jointly provided by NAANA and the Physicians' Association for Anthroposophic Medicine (PAAM), designed to introduce the principles of nursing practice extended by Anthroposophy. It includes a range of Anthropsophic Nursing topics that address the Anthropsophic foundations of nursing assessment, diagnosis, interventions, healing impulses, and also focuses on personal and professional development.

The foundation training is held in one-week intensives, annually for three years. During these years, students desiring certification as an Anthroposophic Nurse are required to continue with self-study assignments and work with an experienced Anthroposophic Nurse mentor.

To be eligible for Certification as an Anthroposophic Nurse the following requirements must be met:

  • Current license as a registered nurse
  • Attendance at the Foundation Course in Anthroposophic Nursing for three years.
  • Work with a mentor for two years.
  • Complete required papers, plant-study, nursing care reports and documentation of self-study.
  • Satisfactory assessment of practical skills and knowledge conducted during the third year of training.

Registered nurses and others who seek knowledge and self development, but are not interested in certification are also welcome to attend the week long courses, but will not be eligible for certification without complete compliance with self-study and course requirements.

The 2019 week-long intensive will take place May 2-9, in Chestnut Ridge, New York.

Current NAANA members receive a registration discount (as reflected on the registration form). Current nursing students may be eligible for Student Nurse pricing. A limited number of work-study discounts of $200 are available, and there are limited scholarship funds as well. To apply for a student work-study position, please write to us at naanatraining@gmail.com, describing your student/professional status and your circumstances. Student nurses and work-study participants must either arrive onsite at 9:00am on Saturday, May 2nd, or must make arrangements to stay after the course concludes on Saturday, May 9th, to assist with classroom breakdown.

Delicious and nourishing breakfasts, lunches, dinners and snacks are provided for participants by the Threefold Cafe and are included in the price of registration. Participants are responsible for their own housing and transportation. Further specific information and details regarding housing options and transportation are provided in the confirmation email you will receive upon completing your registration.

Cancellation PolicyParticipants' cancellation requests must be received in writing (emailed and received, or postmarked) before March 15th, 2020 for a full refund, less a $100.00 administrative fee. Cancellation requests received in writing before April 18th will receive a 50% refund. Cancellation requests received on or after April 18th will not be eligible for any refund. Telephone cancellations cannot be honored. Email cancellations will be promptly acknowledged by return email; until then, you cannot assume they have been received.

This course does not extend the professional practice of any participant in attendance beyond that which they already have certification or license.  The educational content of this course is consistent with anthroposophic theory and practice. The information provided in this course is intended to be used in a professional setting as part of a nursing care plan grounded in physical assessment, or under the guidance of a licensed professional.  Licensed professionals should familiarize themselves with their state practice guidelines. Non-licensed care givers should familiarize themselves with the policies and standards of the institution in which they work. Participants who administer self-care or care for family members out of these principles are strongly encouraged to consult with a professional health care practitioner in the case of illness.

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