We are pleased to share with you that Katie Gross, RN, Director of Nursing has passed the national examination for
certification in Holistic Nursing. Katie came to us with a wide array of nursing experience, with the core being a holistic approach. Katie integrates this approach by caring for all three dimensions of a resident, mind, body and spirit.

National certification honors the knowledge base of nurse specialties and assures competency in the area of expertise. Katie sat for the boards and answered 190 questions related to holistic education and research, nurse self –care, Holistic caring process, holistic communication and therapeutic environment and holistic philosophy. Along with passing the examination, Katie was required to show proof of 48 hours of continuing education specific to holistic nursing. Most of these hours were received through her Healing Touch training, Aromacare, and functional medicine lectures.

Katie has joined a small group of only 688 active certified holistic nurses around the country. As a result of this honor, she will be given more opportunities for learning and development. These learning opportunities will have a direct impact on the residents Katie cares for each day as well as the staff who are trained and educated by her.
Katie had a few words to share about this honor: “I am so delighted to have been given this opportunity to seek
certification in holistic nursing. I have been certified in two previous specialties (ICU and Hospice/Palliative Care). However, this is by far the one I am most proud of. Holistic care and holistic nursing is in me to my core. It facilitates all of my interactions with families, staff, and residents. I feel so blessed to be among the few who
have sought this certification. I look forward to the many hours of continuing education required to keep this certification current. I know those hours will directly impact our residents at Gianna Homes.”

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