by Dr. Laura Schwarz, Minnesota State University, Mankato

This WebQuest was designed to introduce nurses to holistic healthcare, holistic nursing, complementary and alternative modalities, and self care


Akaka Falls, HI by Laura Schwarz ©

Greetings!  This WebQuest was Developed by Dr. Laura Schwarz, DNP, RN, CNE, AHN-BC for all sections of NURS382 Holistic Nursing Assessment and Practice.

You will learn about Holistic Healthcare, Complementary and Alternative Modalities (CAM), providing Holistic Nursing, and self-care in this WebQuest.  

Did you know that Florence Nightingale is considered to be the first holistic nurse? Nursing has come full circle with the re-integration of holistic nursing in more recent years.

Before you start this WebQuest, here are some words of wisdom on taking care of yourself and others:

"A wise man ought to realize that health is his most valuable possession  ~Hippocrates

"The greatest medicine of all is to teach people how not to need it" 
~Sushruta, 600BC