Dear Donna, Have you ever heard of a nurse getting an acupuncture license? Its something Ive always been interested in doing.
Interested in Acupuncture
Dear Donna replies:
Dear Interested in Acupuncture,
I have known of several nurses who are licensed acupuncturists. It is a natural extension to their practice. Do an Internet search for nurse acupuncturist or RN acupuncturist and you will find many references to RNs doing it. Conduct an informational interview with each RN practicing acupuncture to see how they got started and get advice on how you can pursue this line of work too.
Read my article The scoop on informational interviewing (www.Nurse.com/Cardillo/Interviewing) to learn how to conduct such an interview and a list of some questions to ask.
Additionally, you may be able to locate other RN acupuncturists through your state board of acupuncture. Also contact the American Holistic Nurses Association (www.ahna.org) at the regional and national level as acupuncture and related arts/practices would fall under the specialty of