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Starting Your Own Business in Holistic and Integrative Health: Preparing for the Change

2.0 Contact Hours
Target Audience: Nurses, healthcare professionals, and interested individuals
Purpose/Goal: The outcome of this course is for the learner to provide an overview of the key elements necessary to start a business in holistic and integrative health. The health effects of job stress, possible career options in holistic and integrative health and wellness, advantages and disadvantages of being your own boss, steps to take in preparation for a career shift, and key educational issues to consider related to careers in the areas of holistic and integrative health and wellness will be examined.
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Starting your own business in health and healing provides many exciting options for creating a way to live and work that allows you to express your deepest core values and explore your own health and well-being more fully. Determining how to start your own business requires insight, and specific steps help ensure the process is successful.

Upon completion of the course, you will be able to do the following:

  • List health effects of job stress.
  • Compare and contrast holistic and/or integrative therapies and wellness.
  • Describe the prevalence of holistic and integrative care in the United States.
  • List options for careers in holistic and integrative health.
  • Identify the advantages and disadvantages of being an entrepreneur.
  • Compare and contrast the differences between being an intrapreneur and entrepreneur.
  • Analyze personal traits to determine readiness for business ownership.
  • Describe steps to take to when preparing to make a career shift.
  • Explain key educational issues to consider related to careers in the field of holistic and integrative health and wellness.

To improve the golden moment of opportunity, and catch the good that is within our reach, is the great art of life.
- Samuel Johnson

Are you interested in starting your own business? Have you found that you are not as enthusiastic about your current job or career as you once were? Do you find you have little or no energy when you get out of bed in the morning because you are dreading the current job or career you have? Do you long to do something that “feeds your soul” or helps others get healthy? Are you interested in exploring how a connection between the body, mind, and spirit can rejuvenate you and your career? Do you have a passion for holistic or integrative therapies? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, you may want to start your own business in the fields of holistic and integrative health.

Imagine waking up every day feeling refreshed, positive, and excited about going to work. Imagine staying focused all day, meeting your career challenges with enthusiasm, and ending every day with a sense of accomplishment and purpose. This is possible when your career is aligned with your purpose and passion. Many people who consider starting their own businesses in holistic health or wellness do so because they want to:

  • Live and work from the heart
  • Find a way to work with their gift
  • Find a way to express their passion and “live on purpose”
  • Create a way to live and work that allows them to express their most important core values
  • Explore their own health and well-being more fully

Complete the course post exam (CE Test) with a score of 80% or greater. Complete all fields of the course evaluation form. Certificate of Completion is provided once the course post exam is passed per criteria above.

  • American Board of Managed Care Nursing
  • ANCC - American Nurses Credentialing Center
  • AOTA - American Occupational Therapy Association
  • ASWB - Association of Social Work Boards
  • California Board of Behavioral Sciences
  • California Board of Registered Nursing
  • California Department of Health, Aid, and Technician Certification Section
  • District of Columbia Board of Nursing
  • Florida Board of Nursing
  • Florida Board of Nursing - Certified Nursing Assistants
  • Florida Board of Respiratory Care
  • Florida Council of Dietetics and Nutrition
  • Florida Council of Licensed Midwifery
  • NAADAC - The National Association of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors
  • NCBTMB -National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork
  • Florida Board of Massage Therapists


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Content Focus:

Professional Issues

Course Expires:

June 12, 2020

  • Cyndie Koopsen, RN, BSN, MBA, HNB-BC, RN-BC, HWNC-BC
  • Caroline Young, MPH
Jurisdictional Requirements:

Continuing education (CE) licensing requirements vary by jurisdiction, are not well defined, and may change. These CE requirements may vary in terms of the number of hours required to the types of courses that must be taken. ALLEGRA Learning Solutions, LLC recommends you contact your licensing board or accrediting organization for the latest continuing education requirements of your state or territory. Compliance with CE requirements is the responsibility of the individual health care provider. Health care providers must understand the CE requirements in their jurisdictions, and be sure they are up-to-date on any rule changes that affect their license. For further information, please see our Accreditation Information.

Accommodations for Disabilities:

Every effort will be made to accommodate your special needs. To request accommodations, please contact us.

Conflicts of Interest and Relevant Financial Relationships:

The authors/planning committee members have no conflicts of interests or relevant financial relationships to declare relevant to this activity.

Commercial Support:

No commercial support has been received for this activity.

Non-endorsement of products:

Accreditation refers to recognition of continuing nursing education only and does not imply ALLEGRA Learning Solutions, LLC approval or endorsement of any commercial product.

Off-label Use of Products:

None of the authors intend to discuss off-label uses of drugs, mechanical devices, biologics, or diagnostics not approved by the FDA for use in the United States.