Module 4: Foundation Course in Anthroposophic Nursing

  • 25 Aug 2024
  • 8:15 AM
  • 29 Aug 2024
  • 2:00 PM
  • Kimberton, Pennsylvania


  • Rate from July 22 until start of course
  • Rate Available from July 22 to start of course


Foundation Course in Anthroposophic Nursing
& Anthroposophic Homecare Course
integrated with
Rhythmical Massage Therapy Training

Camphill Kimberton Hills
Kimberton, Pennsylvania

Tuition is $850 (lodging not included)
Early registration discount of $75, for payment received by July 21
NAANA membership discount of $25 will be applied for members

Module 1 – Required for participation in Module 3

Module 2 – Required for participation in Module 3

Module 3 – Required for participation in Module 3

• Module 4 – 5 days • August 25- 29, 2024

Accommodations:  Single room accommodations are available at CVKH in the homes of co-workers and residents.  The room fee is $40/night, including breakfast.  Make your room reservations directly with Don Dubay at  Use of CVKH kitchens is very limited as Camphill homemakers are serving their house communities during our break times.  There is a small kitchen in the CHC building.


Laurie Schmiesing, RN, MSN, ANS, RES

Janice Balaskas, RN, ANS, RES, RM 

The Foundation Course in Anthroposophic Nursing and Anthroposophic Home Care Course is given in four six-day modules over two years. The training will address the fundamental principles of Anthroposophy, extending particularly to the Anthroposophic view of the human being in health and illness and support of processes of care and healing. This course provides an introduction to the three-fold, four-fold, seven-fold and twelve-fold dynamic relationships of the human being, and of their practical application in nursing care and therapeutic support. Equally important to the practical applications is the path of inner development of the nurse, therapist and caregiver that elevates how we think, feel and enact our work to its highest potential. This aspect will accompany all of the practical work.

The training includes: 
1) External Applications of compresses & poultices.

2) Therapeutic baths such as footbaths, sounding washing & oil dispersion baths.  

3) Rhythmical Einreibungen according to Wegman/Hauschka — a gentle application of therapeutic oils working with the flow of body forms & processes to support health and well-being. 

4) The Anthroposophic Nursing Process as a path of inner development of the nurse, therapist & caregiver.

The Foundation Course in Anthroposophic Nursing and Anthroposophic Homecare Course is open to Registered Nurses, other health care providers & all interested individuals.

At the completion of each module, Registered Nurses receive a Certificate of Attendance in NAANA’s Foundation Course in Anthroposophic Nursing. Other healthcare providers receive a Certificate of Attendance in NAANA’s Anthroposophic Homecare Course. 

CLICK HERE for further details about the course, including Requirements for Certification as an Anthroposophic Nurse and accreditation with the International Forum For Anthroposophic Nursing (IFAN).

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Rhythmical Massage Therapy Training
Upon completion of the four-module Foundation Course in Anthroposophic Nursing offered by NAANA, health care providers have the option to continue training in Rhythmical Massage Therapy through the Rhythmical Massage Therapy Association of North America (RMTA of NA).

The prerequisite for the Rhythmical Massage Therapy Training is the completion of 500 hours in an accredited therapeutic massage training, or licensure in a health care profession such as nursing, physiotherapy, medicine or other body oriented health care modality. Health care professionals and individuals currently pursuing certification in one of the above pre-requisites are welcome to inquire at and/or

for further details about the Rhythmical Massage Therapy Training.

This Foundation Course in Anthroposophic Nursing will apply for accreditation by the International Forum for Anthroposophic Nursing (IFAN) in the Medical Section of the School of Spiritual Science at the Goetheanum in Dornach, Switzerland. IFAN represents national professional Anthroposophic Nursing associations worldwide and serves to support and 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, see

CLICK HERE to download a PDF that lists the requirements.

1) Information provided by the North American Anthroposophic Nurses Association (NAANA) on its website or through its educational offerings (including conferences, courses, webinars, training) is for general informational purposes only and is not intended to substitute for medical advice delivered in person by a licensed professional. NAANA provides users (licensed professional nurses, other licensed practitioners and caregivers) with information that is intended for general informational purposes only, and NAANA disclaims all liability and responsibility arising from any reliance placed on such information. 

Attendance at NAANA courses does not extend the current level of practice of the attendee. It is the responsibility of each individual (registered nurse, licensed practitioner) to consult their state nurse practice act or licensing organization to understand professional applications, and to ensure they are abiding by their individual state/licensi
ng organization’s rules and regulations and are practicing within their scope of practice. Caregivers can only provide care for which they are already certified and/or per workplace protocols. NAANA courses with or without certification do not provide a license to touch. State licensure or certification is necessary for professional practice. This course does not qualify for certification as a massage therapist.

2) Covid policy: NAANA will follow all local and state regulations with regards to COVID including but not limited to indoor masking requirements.

3) Cancellation policy: Should NAANA need to cancel the course for any reason, full student registration fees will be returned. However, NAANA cannot be responsible for any travel expenses paid that are non-refundable.

Participants' cancellation requests must be received in writing (emailed and received) before July 25, 2024, for a full refund, less a $50.00 administrative fee. Cancellation requests received in writing before August 10 will receive a 50% refund, less a $50 administrative fee.  Telephone cancellations cannot be honored. Email cancellations will be promptly acknowledged by return email. Until then, you cannot assume they have been received.

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