Introduction to Anthroposophic Nursing (Online)

  • 22 Nov 2022
  • (PST)
  • 23 Jul 2024
  • (PDT)
  • Online, at your own pace



Anthroposophic Nursing (AN) is a way of providing nursing care that comes out of a deep acknowledgement of the wisdom of the human being, Body, Soul and Spirit.

Come join us for a series of webinars designed to introduce you to some core concepts of Anthroposophic Nursing and the means to implement these understandings into your own self-care as well as informing your professional care.

7.5 nursing CNE's are available for participants of this course. Participants must watch all the content, complete the evaluation form, and contact Laurie at to receive credit.


  • Introduction to AN and the Inner Mood of the Nurse. Learn how AN can support inner development, wellness and enhance caring 
  • The Four-Fold Nature of the human being
  • Introduction to Goethean observation – explore the understanding of plants and healing properties
  • The Twelve Nursing Gestures
  • The Art of Palliative Care

DATES: This is a recorded webinar, to be viewed at your own pace. Upon registration you will receive a Vimeo link and password.

COST:  Regular  $125.00
              NAANA members $100.00

Laurie Schmiesing, RN, MSN, ANS, RES. Laurie has been studying AN since 2009 and has also completed the Anthroposophic Psychology Course. In addition to providing education on Anthroposophic topics, she has a wellness practice in San Jose, CA. She has presented at the American Holistic Nursing Association Conference in 2017, 2018 and 2021.

Dr. Eira Klich-Heartt, RN, DNP, CNS, CNL, ANS. Eira has been involved with AN since 1990’s. Her Master’s thesis was on the use of Lemon Compresses for comfort in fever. She has taught nursing at the pre-licensure as well as at the Master’s level. She currently is working as a staff nurse in post anesthesia recovery and incorporates AN concepts into her care. She has presented at the American Holistic Nursing Association Conference in 2017 and 2022.

Rolf Heine, ANS Rolf is a certified nurse and Anthroposophic nurse specialist.  He worked as a nurse at the Filderklinik hospital, an Anthroposophic hospital in Germany. From 1986 – 2016. He is a teacher at the Filderklinik Independent Nursing School and was a manager at Filderklinik hospital. He is founder and director of the Academy of Nursing Professions at the Filderklink. He currently maintains the network for Anthroposophic Nursing Care in Germany.  He is president of the International Council of Anthroposophic Nursing Associations (ICANA). He lectures and teaches seminars in Germany and abroad.


This nursing continuing professional development activity was approved by the American Holistic Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. Approval for contact hours through the American Holistic Nurses Association is based on an assessment of the educational merit of this program and does not constitute endorsement of the use of any specific modality in the care of clients.

Approved through 8/23/2024.

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