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Certificate in Healing Environments for Body, Mind, and Spirit

The design of a health care facility can contribute greatly to the well-being of patients, staff, and the wider community. In this innovative certificate program, you'll examine how Optimal Healing Environments (OHEs) impact the health of individuals and communities on a physical, social, psychological, and spiritual level. 

You'll learn how evidence-based design can create environments that foster healing and support the mission of health care facilities. At the end of this course, you'll appreciate all aspects of a healing environment and be able to describe methods of enhancing personal and work environments so they support the health of individuals and surrounding communities in a sustainable, healing manner. (16 contact hours)

6 Weeks / 16 Course Hrs
Starting December 12, 2018

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Starting December 12 | January 16

Certificate in Healing Environments for Body, Mind, and Spirit

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Course Code: 0ch

What You Will Learn
  • Learn how evidence-based design can create environments that foster healing and support the mission of health care facilities
  • Explore the effect of all the elements of an environment, including color, light, sound, and art, and the role they play in supporting physical and emotional health
  • Examine how a facility can use a focus on nature to create a sense of connection
  • Learn how to benefit from the use of technology while mitigating the emotional stress that can result from it
  • Understand the importance of environmental aspects such as clean air and water
How the course is taught
  • Instructor-led course
  • 6 weeks in duration
  • Courses begin each month
  • 16 course hours
How you will benefit
  • Distinguish yourself as a knowledgeable, skilled and committed professional
  • Learn to create healing environments for your patients and those you love at home
  • Fulfill continuing education hours in many professions

Outline

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Week 1

The goal of this course is for the learner to describe design elements that support healing environments, including evidence-based design (EBD), "green" practices, sustainability, physical security, cultural responsiveness, building design, furnishings, and wayfinding in health-care facilities.

Week 2

A healing relationship involves two major elements: a relationship with the self (intrapersonal relationship) and relationships with others (interpersonal relationships). The goal of this course is for the learner to describe the elements of intrapersonal and interpersonal relationships that support healing, examine components of the C.A.R.I.N.G. model of self-care, explore the role of balance and thriving in healing relationships, describe the dimensions and characteristics of a healing presence, and explore the principles of relationship-centered care (RCC).   

Week 3

Describe the history of color and healing; examine the characteristics of color; and describe the healing benefits and impact of color, types of color therapy, and guidelines for using color in healing environments. Then examine the characteristics of light, compare and contrast the types of light, discuss the role of light in sight and our overall health, and describe how to incorporate light into healing environments.

Week 4

Discuss the role of art and music in health, discuss the effects of art and art therapy on health, and describe how music and art can be incorporated effectively into healing environments. Then learn the effects of nature and health and well-being.

Week 5

Understand the components of external and indoor air pollution, describe their effects on human health, and identify methods of reducing or eliminating external and indoor air pollution, especially in health-care environments. Then describe the scope of the issue of water safety, types of contaminants found in public drinking water, water-related diseases, guidelines for water safety, and the information health-care providers need to know to effectively educate the public about their water and their health.

Week 6

Finally, you’ll learn to describe the use of technology in modern life, define technostress and technosis, identify health impacts of technology, and describe methods of managing technostress.

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Instructors & Support

Cyndie Koopsen

Cyndie Koopsen is a nurse who has cared for patients in acute care settings, community clinics, and the home. Her professional nursing career has involved nursing executive leadership and administration, staff development and education, community education and wellness, and holistic care. She has designed, developed, and presented numerous educational programs for audiences covering integrative health, promotion and wellness, and chronic disease management and prevention. She is the co-author of “Spirituality, Health, and Healing and Integrative Health: A Holistic Approach for Health Professionals.”

Caroline Young

Caroline Young, M.P.H., has an extensive public health background that includes research experience, workshop presentations, and instruction. She has designed, developed, and instructed numerous integrative health programs for diverse populations, senior populations, and faith communities. Young is the co-author of “Spirituality, Health, and Healing and Integrative Health: A Holistic Approach for Health Professionals.”

Requirements

Prerequisites / Requirements

Prerequisites:

There are no prerequisites to take this course.

Requirements:

Hardware Requirements: 

  • This course can be taken on either a PC or Mac device.

Software Requirements: 

  • PC: Windows XP or later.
  • Mac: OS X Snow Leopard 10.6 or later.
  • Browser: The latest version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox are preferred. Microsoft Edge and Safari are also compatible.
  • Adobe Flash Player. Click here to download the Flash Player.
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader. Click here to download the Acrobat Reader.
  • Email capabilities and access to a personal email account.
  • Software must be installed and fully operational before the course begins.
Instructional Materials

The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment and will be available online.

More About

The Certificate in Healing Environments for Body, Mind, and Spirit consists of a total of nine lessons. You must complete all lessons to receive your certificate.

To complete each lesson, click on the lesson title that you would like to complete. When you are ready to take the final for each lesson, proceed to the Finals section and select the final you wish to take.

You must pass the final exam in all lessons with a score of 80% or higher AND complete the Evaluation Form in order to receive your Certificate of Completion. Finals are graded as Pass or No Pass. Receipt of your certificate indicates successful completion of the course and that you have passed all final exams with a score of 80% or greater. You may retake final exams as many times as necessary within the six week duration of the course at no additional charge. 

Expiration Date: 11/16/2021

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When can I get started?

A new session of each course opens each month, allowing you to enroll whenever your busy schedule permits.

How does it work?

Once a session starts, two lessons will be released each week, for the six-week duration of your course. You will have access to all previously released lessons until the course ends.

How long do I have to complete each lesson?

The interactive discussion area for each lesson automatically closes 2 weeks after each lesson is released, so you’re encouraged to complete each lesson within two weeks of its release.

What if I need an extension?

The Final Exam will be released on the same day as the last lesson. Once the Final Exam has been released, you will have 2 weeks plus 10 days to complete the Final and finish any remaining lessons in your course. No further extensions can be provided beyond these 10 days.

When will I receive my certificate?

You must complete all lessons to receive your certificate. You must pass the final exam in all lessons with a score of 80% or higher AND complete the Evaluation Form in order to receive your Certificate of Completion. Finals are graded as Pass or No Pass. Receipt of your certificate indicates successful completion of the course and that you have passed all final exams with a score of 80% or greater. You may retake final exams as many times as necessary within the duration of the course at no additional charge.

Will I be awarded continue education hours for this course?

Yes, ALLEGRA Learning Solutions courses are acceptable for CE contact hours in all states, however all healthcare providers are responsible for checking the "Accreditation" list to determine if this course awards contact hours for their profession.

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #CEP 14693, for the stated number of contact hours. 

ALLEGRA Learning Solutions courses are approved for continuing education credit for diabetes educators. All ANCC accredited courses are accepted for continuing education credit by the National Certification Board for Diabetes Educators (NCBDE). 

ALLEGRA Learning Solutions, LLC is approved by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (NCBTMB) as a continuing education Approved Provider.  Provider Number 451562-11

Is the course accredited?

Yes. ALLEGRA Learning Solutions, LLC is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. 

ALLEGRA Learning Solutions, LLC was awarded Accreditation with Distinction, the highest recognition awarded by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Accreditation Program.

No individual in a position to control content for this activity has any conflicts of interest or relevant financial relationships to declare.

There is no commercial support being received for this activity.

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