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Have you ever heard of a nurse getting an acupuncture license?

Question:

Dear Donna, Have you ever heard of a nurse getting an acupuncture license? It’s something I’ve 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
holistic nursing.

Best wishes,
Donna

By | 2015-02-23T00:00:00-05:00 February 23rd, 2015|Categories: Blogs, Nursing careers and jobs|1 Comment

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    Virginia Albin September 11, 2017 at 7:05 pm - Reply

    I went through the entire Chinese Medicine Program. If there’s shortcuts nowadays, I would be shocked. Now I want to go back and do the nurse practitioner. So it looks like, I can competently say, I’ve been in school almost my entire life.

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