Nurse Coaching

What is Transpersonal Nurse Coaching?

Transpersonal Nurse Coaching is not focused on pathology and diagnosis. It is pro-active, skill-based, and health-promoting. It is a deep clinical understanding of how to apply meditation, awareness and energy practices, imagery, and the power of the imagination in clinical settings. It is also educational – guiding patients to awaken their deeper resources in difficult times. These deeper resources are inner peace, guiding inner wisdom, life purpose and oneness. The transpersonally trained nurse has the skills to awaken these deeper resources which already objectively exists in each patient.

What new skills will I learn?

The awareness, imagery and energy skills that awaken the patient’s resources are safe, effective, time-tested and easy to learn. They require no predetermined belief or mindset and are appropriate for a multi-cultural patient population. When patients have an experience of their deeper resources their mind will naturally want to give the experience a meaning. A transpersonally trained nurse will have learned how to guide their patient toward making their own meaning out of their experiences.

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“Transpersonal nurse coaching centers on our innate spiritual identity and the spiritual energy which pervades everything surrounding us. This focus enables us to cut through the transient socio-cultural-psychological “noise” bombarding us and to direct our awareness to what is truly essential and lasting. A transpersonal approach is liberating and life-changing, for coach and client alike.

R.E. BC-NC, private practice

Introductory Course:

Scope & Competencies of the Art & Science of Nurse Coaching

Transpersonal Nurse Coaching speaks to the ethics of nurse coaching. It recognizes the value of all life experiences as opportunities for new learning and deeper meaning. This 10-credit* course includes the essentials of nurse coaching including creating relationships of trust with patients, connecting with inner wisdom, cultivating awareness and self-knowing, assessing readiness to change, establishing patient/client-centered goals, and learning effective communication skills.

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Where can I use this training?

Your work as a TNC can be applied to all clinical settings and in nurse coach private practice. It speaks to the deep emotional and spiritual challenges that individuals, communities and families experience when suffering with illness and other life challenges. TNC trained nurses can bring valuable knowledge to every clinical care team. Our graduates work in cancer care, geriatrics, substance misuse and recovery, pallative care and end of life, cardiac care, women’s health, and community settings including schools, universities and parishes.

Catalysts and Guides

The National Institutes of Health calls upon health professionals to become “catalysts and guides” in teaching the mind-body-spirit skills of meditation and imagery to patients, clients, students and employees. Are you ready to take on this exciting and important professional path by becoming a Transpersonal Nurse Coach? This study prepares you both personally and professionally to bring these skills into your daily life and clinical practice. TNC training provides you with the clinical credits in order to apply for the nurse coach board certification exam.

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Advanced Training:

The Huntington Meditation & Imagery Center (HMIC)

We have been teaching the mind-body-spirit skills of Clinical Meditation and Imagery (CMI) to nurses and other health professionals internationally for over 30 years. Our students have expanded their repertoire of skills, open new paths in their careers and deepened their own personal and spiritual growth. Our former students have started innovative programs in hospitals, clinics, treatment centers, educational institutions, organizations, and private practice. As one of the pioneers in the development of Nurse Coaching, Bonney is thrilled to be bringing these skills into an exciting new Nurse Coaching specialty.

Which nurses should take this course?

  • Nurses who are drawn to mind/body/spirit approaches
  • Nurses who will use these 50 hours toward applying to take the Nurse Coach board certifying exam
  • Nurses who want to use these credits toward becoming certified in Holistic Nursing
  • Nurses needing these 50 continuing education hours to be applied  toward their RN license renewals and recertifications.
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Our Trainees Receive…

  • Experiential study of mind/body/spirit imagery practices
  • Experiential study of mind/body/spirit meditation practices
  • Assessment skills in the best practices for your patients
  • Extensive practice and support
  • 50 approved continuing education credits
  • A certificate in Clinical Meditation and Imagery™

You can apply this approved training to:

• Nurse Coach board certification (NC-BC)

• Health and Wellness Nurse Coach board certification (HWNC-BC)

• Board Certified holistic nurses who meet all the Nurse Coach requirements are designated as Health and Wellness Nurse Coaches.

• Holistic Nurse board certification (HN-BC)

• Continuing education credits toward re-certification of all the above certifications

• Continuing education credits towards ANCC re-certifications in clinical areas where this study is applicable, e.g Occupational Health Nursing, Mental Health / psychiatric Nursing and many other clinical areas.

Credits & Certification

If you want to become board certified in Nurse Coaching, our Clinical Meditation and Imagery™ (CMI) course provides 50 CEU credits. The American Holistic Nursing Credentialing Corporation (AHNCC) accepts your 50 CMI credits as applicable towards applying for Nurse Coach board certification. AHNCC also accepts these credits toward Holistic Nursing certification. CMI is a course that is offered through the Huntington Meditation and Imagery Center (HMIC) and provides in depth transpersonal training. (Click here for information regarding nurse coach board certification.)

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Huntington Meditation and Imagery Center has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 5858.  Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Huntington Meditation and Imagery Center is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

“Bonney and Richard’s transpersonal work opened me to a whole new approach to healing. It’s become an important learning for my own life…connecting me with a still, centered place that has helped me and my clients.”

S.R. – NC-BC in private practice in health and wellness nurse coaching.

Who created Transpersonal Nurse Coaching?

Bonney Gulino Schaub

Bonney Gulino Schaub is one of the pioneers in nurse coaching. She has participated in the formation of the credentialing process that the American Holistic Nurses Certification Corporation (AHNCC) created. This was an important step in recognizing nurse coach excellence through the creation of Nurse Coach Board Certification (NC-BC). AHNCC has all the information on Nurse Coach board certification requirements and its application and exam process.

Bonney is a co-author in the American Nurses Association’s groundbreaking 2013 book, The Art and Science of Nurse Coaching: The Provider’s Guide to Coaching Scope and Competencies. This book officially recognized and delineated the role of nurse coach. Through this book ANA stated that nurse coaching is a role that can be used in every area of nursing practice including traditional healthcare settings and the multitude of other environments where nursing is practiced including private practice. Bonney worked with her colleagues in authoring the updated and expanded 2nd edition of this book. The 2nd edition will be available in the winter of 2020.

Meet Our Instructors

Heidi Taylor

Heidi Taylor


Heidi has over 30 years of nursing experience in healthcare, nursing education, and academic administration. She earned a PhD in Nursing from Texas Woman’s University and is board certified in nurse coaching and holistic nursing. She provides nurse coaching and educational consultation in private practice.  

Mary Beth White

Mary Beth White


Mary Beth is a graduate of the first U.S. cohort of Transpersonal Nurse Coaches via the Huntington Meditation and Imagery Center. A Long Island-based clinician in private practice in Gynecology, she is also the owner of WellCairn where she has practice of Transpersonal Nurse Coaching, CranioSacral Therapy, and Wellness Salons.

Lisa Davis

Lisa Davis

PhD, R.N., NC-BC

Lisa is a retired Professor of Nursing, West Texas A&M University in Canyon, TX and board certified as a Nurse Coach. She has been teaching undergraduate and graduate nursing for 20 years and a practicing nurse for over 30 years. She is keen on instilling the importance of whole person wellness and also fostering the development of healthcare providers with regard to holistic approaches to practice.