Anthroposophic Nursing (AN) is an expression of Holistic care giving, encompassing the physical and spiritual nature of the human being. Rudolf Steiner, PhD and Ita Wegman, MD collaborated in clinics in Arlesheim, Switzerland in the early 1900’s to develop a holistic approach to medicine that would offer healing to the whole Human Being, body, soul and spirit.
During their treatments, the nurses work closely with the elements of warmth, rhythm, and conscious awareness. The client is viewed as a whole person, and that a bridge exists between the physical and spiritual being of their patients. This is of key importance in supporting and nurturing the patients own life giving healing forces.
Nurses interested in AN have the opportunity to expand and deepen their nursing impulse in the art of healing and their own inner development through continuing education offered by NAANA. AN practice includes external applications of therapeutic substances through teas, footbaths, compresses, embrocations (Einreibung) and hydrotherapy. NAANA is affiliated with the International Forum for Anthroposophic Nursing (IFAN) at the Medical Section of the School for Spiritual Science, Goetheanum, Dornach, Switzerland. Training through the IPMT (International Post Graduate Medical Training) is accredited by the Medical Section.
According to the International Association the special characteristics of Anthroposophic Nursing are:
NAANA MISSION STATEMENT: The North American Association for Anthroposophic Nurses (NAANA) strives to uphold and cultivate the Anthroposophic medical and nursing practices indicated by Rudolf Steiner and Ita Wegman. It will work to further enhance the quality of care giving and to develop and support the community of Anthroposophic nurses through peer support, education, research, and collective collaboration.
VISION STATEMENT: The art of Anthroposophic Nursing will contribute to the healing of the human being, in light of Anthroposophy, while becoming integrated within the medical systems of today. It’s principles and gestures will serve the individual development of nurses and care givers in North America and around the world.
Annual Membership dues are good for one year from January 1 to December 31.
• Full Member Nurse $90
• Student Nurses and Friends/Supporters $50
• Donations in any amount are greatly appreciated in support of this renewed initiative of Anthroposophic Nursing in North America.
NAANA members are automatically members of AAMTA.
Your membership supports the work of Anthroposophic Nursing: Education, Research, & Networking. Benefits include: AAMTA e-news, subscription to Lillipoh, discounts on NAANA/AAMTA sponsored trainings and conferences, and online AAMTA directory listing and annual newsletter.
NAANA is a 501(c) 3 organization.
To BECOME A MEMBER, please contact Teresa Ferrari at firstname.lastname@example.org
Accredited 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 Organizations worldwide.
Full Week and Weekend Options Available in 2018
April 21st – 28th, 2018
Held in beautiful Chestnut Ridge New York (30 min. outside NYC).
The course is designed to introduce the principles of nursing practice extended by anthroposophy that address Anthroposophic Foundations of Nursing Care, to include:
• Spiritual Basis for Nursing Care through self-development and the Twelve Nursing Gestures (which assist the understanding and development of a therapeutic mood for self and client).
• Spiritual Understanding of Health and Illness: working with balancing polarities through nursing care and promoting healing of body and soul.
The certification course is held in a one-week intensive, annually, for 3 years. During these years, students desiring certification are required to continue with self-study assignments and work with an experienced Anthroposophic Nurse mentor.
Registered Nurses receive certification as an Anthroposophic Nurse (AN) upon successful completion of all course criteria and by demonstrating their knowledge through written and practical evaluation.
While only registered nurses are eligible for certification, caregivers and other health professionals are welcome to attend and receive a certificate of completion when course and self-study requirements are met.
Registered nurses and others who seek the knowledge, but are not interested in certification are also welcome to attend the course, but not complete self-study and receive a certificate of attendance.Register here
The course is accredited 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 Organizations worldwide.
Weekend Workshop - Foundations of Anthroposophic Nursing
Introductory Weekend Workshop, January 20, 2018 in San Francisco, CA and April 21st – 22nd 2018 in Chestnut Ridge NY
Join us for a unique experience for nurses and caregivers new to the ideas of Anthroposophic Nursing who have interest, but are not ready or able to begin the week of training at this time. The workshop begins on Saturday with discussions and an experience of Anthroposophic nursing care. Participants are invited to stay for the opening evening of the week-long training and attend day one to find out more about Anthroposophic Nursing. Register here
Online registration for courses here
For a detailed overview of the training, please download this document.
For more information, please contact the Course Directors, Elizabeth Sustick, Susan Moss and Laurie Schmiesing at email@example.com