Holistic Nursing Certification and Re-Certification


The BirchTree Center is proud of our 98.5% graduate pass rate on the National Board Certification Exam for Holistic Nursing. Board certification recognizes expertise in holistic nursing practice and is an important certification for nurses to hold in the current healthcare environment. The Integrative Healing Arts Academy and Program prepares nurses to sit for the certification examination at all four levels. Certification is renewable after 5 years with either 100 CEUs in holistic nursing or by re-taking the exam.

Certification is offered based on a nurse’s highest nursing degree:

  • HN-BC for nurses prepared with AD or Diploma in Nursing
  • HNB-BC for nurses prepared with a BSN
  • AHN-BC for nurses prepared with an MSN, PhD, DNP
  • APHN-BC for nurses prepared with an APRN license


Renewing certification in holistic nursing requires 100 continuing education units in holistic nursing acquired within the 5 years prior to expiration. Nurses eligible for recertification can attend any of our programs or webinars to acquire the needed CEUs.


The exam is offered twice yearly through the American Holistic Nurses’ Certification Corporation - AHNCC@flash.net or 877-284-0998. The exam application, instructions and fees are available on their website.

"The BirchTree training I received was a solid foundation for taking and passing the board certification exam. I can't thank you enough for all the support I felt throughout the whole process."

Michele Moore, MS, RN, HN-BC