Course Overview

Florence Nightingale’s Legacy, Mysticism, and Spirituality

This presentation will explore Nightingale's legacy, and the integrative, holistic, and integral paradigm that Nightingale introduced in the 1860s.
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2021 Annual Conference

October 29-31, 2021

Required Lessons

1 lesson with video, quiz, and evaluation

Time to Complete

45 minutes

Non-CME Eligible*

CME Expired
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Course Info
Course Faculty

What you will learn

 Course Summary

Florence Nightingale (1820‐1910), the philosophical founder of modern nursing, was a mystic, visionary, healer, scientist, practitioner, politician, environmentalist, and reformer. Her contributions to healthcare theory, research, statistics, public health, and healthcare reform even today are foundational and inspirational. Nightingale's legacy is a model for healthcare professionals' social action and global health challenges and engagement in the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

 Course Objectives

By the end of this course, learners will be able to:
  • Identify Florence Nightingale's legacy of caring, compassion, healing, and advocacy
  • Describe the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals
  • Explain the Integrative Health and Wellness Assessment
  • Explore your 'Reason for Being'
See course outline below for additional information.

This course includes:

  • Video recording
  • Downloadable audio
  • 1 Quiz
  • 1 Evaluation
  • Certificate of Completion

Course Faculty

Barbara Dossey, PhD, RN, AHN-BC, FAAN, HWNC-BC


Barbara Dossey, PhD, RN, AHN-BC, HWNC-BC, HSGAHN, FAAN, is an internationally recognized integrative, holistic nursing pioneer, a nurse theorist (Theory of Integral Nursing; co-author, Theory of Integrative Nurse Coaching), and a Florence Nightingale Scholar. She is Co-Founder, International Nurse Coach Association (INCA) and Co-Founder, Integrative Nurse Coach Academy, Miami, Florida; International Co-Director, Nightingale Initiative for Global Health (NIGH); and Director of Holistic Nursing Consultants (HNC), Santa Fe, New Mexico. She has authored or co-authored 31 books. She is an 11-time recipient of the prestigious American Journal of Nursing Book of the Year Award.


No financial relationships with any ineligible companies to disclose.

Accreditation and CME

The CME for this course has expired, however you will continue to have access to your purchased content. 

The views and opinions expressed in this activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily reflect the views of the University of California, Irvine School of Medicine and/or the Academy of Integrative Health & Medicine.

Course Outline

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This course is self-paced with no set beginning or end date. You may complete this course on your own schedule and pace. Enrolling in and purchasing this course grants you access to its contents in perpetuity. All required course activities must be completed to earn any eligible continuing education credit(s) and obtain a certificate of completion for this course.