Become A

Transformative Nurse Coach

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Nurse Coach Program

Do You Want More Out Of Nursing?

Whether you are saving lives, welcoming new life into the world, or sitting with someone as they take their final breath – your work as a nurse is invaluable.

You have witnessed remarkable recoveries, unthinkable losses, and have cared for humanity in ways only we nurses can understand.

Yet so many nurses are unfulfilled and disenchanted by their work.

From the exhausting long shifts to the frustratingly high patient loads, it may often feel as though you spend more time charting, passing meds, and checking-off boxes – rather than actually connecting with the human being you are taking care of.

Most nurses are disheartened by the reactive, disease-focused medical model that we’re stuck in.

And with a job as physically, mentally, and emotionally demanding as nursing, it’s no wonder we’re seeking something more.

Transformative Nurse Coaching changes all of that.

You’re in the right place if:

You’re tired of symptom management and quick fixes, and want to promote holistic wellness and lifestyle changes.
You seek to reconnect with your purpose as a nurse, creating your ideal practice and life.
You want more freedom, time, and energy in your life while doing work that you love.

Introducing The

Transformative Nurse Coach Certificate Program


Our flagship course is an immersive study into everything that traditional nursing forgot to teach you.

We bring you a world-class learning experience that is evidence-informed and designed to streamline your path towards a successful Board Certification in Nurse Coaching.

You’ll get exactly what you need to be on the leading edge of the booming Health and Wellness Nurse Coach revolution.

And as nurses ourselves, we know you’re busy. That’s why we’ve designed this program to be both effective and flexible.

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A Program Built To Help You Thrive

Go beyond simply having a job. Practice nursing in a way that is in alignment with how you choose to help others heal.
Our nurse coach program enhance all dimensions of your wellbeing: mind, body, spirit, emotions, work, and human connection.
You’ll learn cutting-edge Nurse Coaching methodologies to help your clients achieve their healing potential – all while leaving you more fulfilled and inspired by your work.
State of the Art Remote Learning
Experienced (and Awesome) Faculty
Extraordinary In-Person Experience
Streamlined Nurse Coach Board Certification

Program Content and Schedule

In just 6 months, this training will help you become a world-class Nurse Coach.

Phase 1: Paced Online Learning

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Phase 2: Self-Paced Learning and Practicum

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Phase 3: In-Person Intensive

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Phase 1: Paced Online Learning

You and your peers will move together through the course, completing all assignments by the end of each week. This is so that by the end of week 5,  you are ready to begin your Nurse Coach Practicum.

Week 1: Introduction To Nurse Coaching
You’ll take some time getting to know the learning platform, reviewing the course syllabus and schedule, and introducing yourself to the other RNs who have chosen to become a Nurse Coach. In this part of the training, we’ll also cover the fundamentals of Nurse Coaching, it’s history, where it is presently, and how it differs from counseling.

Here’s what we’ll cover:

  • General housekeeping and staying on track
  • Discussion forum guidelines
  • Introducing yourself to your peers
  • The four pillars of Transformative Nurse Coaching
  • Agreements and why they are so important
  • What exactly is a Nurse Coach?
  • Coaching vs counseling
  • The board certification and why Nurse Coaching matters
  • Mindfulness practice
  • The growth mindset
Week 2: Professional Nurse Coach Role and Pillars
These lessons explore what it means to be a professional Nurse Coach. We’ll also dive into the underlying philosophy that drives Transformative Nurse Coaching, and why it is so vital to our nurse improvement training.

Here’s what we cover:

  • Scope and competencies of the professional nurse coach
  • The four pillars of Transformative Nurse Coaching:
    1. Service
    2. Resilience
    3. Holistic Wellness
    4. Transformation
  • Mindfulness Practice
  • Cultivating Resilience
Week 3: The Nurse Coaching Process
This week, we’ll explore the Nurse Coaching process from beginning to end. Starting with a high-level overview, we’ll then break down each element piece by piece until you have a firm understanding of the entire process in action. We’ll also have our first live video-conference so you can begin to truly develop your lifelong community of like-minded nurses.

Here’s what we cover:

  • The Nurse Coach process overview
  • The Nurse Coach container
  • Beginning the nurse coaching conversation
  • Co-creating agreements
  • What happens during, at the end, and after the nurse coaching conversation
  • Mindfulness practice
  • Matching and mirroring
  • Video-conference #1
Week 4: Self-Development and Co-Creating Change
In this section, we discover the truth behind the statement, “You can’t take your clients any deeper than you’ve gone yourself.” You’ll learn the importance of walking your talk as a nurse coach, and the impact that it has on your professional relationships. Then we’ll take a hard look at the science of human change, and how you can best help your clients get to where they want to be.

Here’s what we cover:

  • Nurse Coach self-development
  • The epidemic of nursing burnout, how to rise above and prevent it
  • Co-creating change
  • Different types of motivation, and when to leverage them
  • Values identification
  • The transtheoretical model of change
  • Appreciative inquiry
  • Motivational interviewing
  • The power of forgiveness
Week 5: Goals, Action, Accountability
This lesson is all about helping your clients set and progress towards the right goals, helping them take massive action, and ways in which you can hold them accountable to their commitments.

Here’s what we cover:

  • Types of goals
  • Helping your clients take action over perfection
  • Accountability
  • Various types of accountability tools
  • Mindfulness practice
  • Live video conference #2 covering the expectations for your Nurse Coaching supervision requirements

Phase 2: Self-Paced Online Learning and Nurse Coach Supervised Practicum

At this phase, you’ll begin your practicum while being able to complete the rest of the course modules at your own pace. All online coursework must be completed by the end of Week 15.

Weeks 6-15: All Remaining Online Modules Accessible
At this point in the course, all of the remaining online modules are released and open for you to access at your own pace. This means that you can complete the learning as fast or as slow as you like; it becomes self-paced. You will need to complete all online learning modules by the end of Week 15.

Here’s what we cover:

  • Lifestyle design
    • Whole food, plant-based nutrition
    • Exercise
    • Mindfulness
    • Social relationships
    • Sleep
    • Environment
  • Deepening the nurse coaching process
    • Presence and awareness
    • Powerful questions
    • Harnessing curiosity
    • Deep listening
    • Intuition
    • Using language to shape reality
    • Building capacity
    • Insight and the healing moment
    • The power of forgiveness
    • Gratitude
Week 6-24: Nurse Coaching Supervised Practicum
During these five months, you will put all of your learning into action by practicing the art and science of Nurse Coaching. You’ll work with peer coaches, mindfulness practice partners, and multiple practice clients on a pro-bono basis.

Here’s how it happens:

  • You’ll be paired with your peers to practice Nurse Coaching in a safe learning environment.
  • By being on both sides of the Nurse coaching relationship, you’ll get a handle on what works, what doesn’t, and how powerful this clinical specialty truly is.
  • You’ll work with 6 private clients in a one-on-one setting so you can gain a vast amount of experience while taking a client through the entirety of the Transformative Nurse Coaching Process.
  • We’ll meet by video conference about once per month to discuss case studies, review wins, dissect challenges, and practice Nurse Coaching in real time.

Phase 3: A Powerful In-Person Intensive

Imagine the best family reunion you’ve ever had. After getting to know your peers over the last 6 months, you’ll finally meet each other for a weekend that is as inspiring and uplifting as it is educational and enlightening.

Around the 6 Month Mark: A 3-Day In-Person Event
At this point in the training, you will have completed all online coursework and supervised nurse coaching hours. To culminate your training, we meet in-person at an absolutely stunning location so that your training is as inspiring as it is enlightening. Many of our students have described this as the most transformative weekend of their life…

Here’s what you’ll experience:

  • After you arrive on the first evening, we’ll all eat a delicious plant-based meal together. Then, we’ll drop in for a short evening session.
  • One day two, we’ll have a full day of practicing nurse coaching in real time, utilizing the outdoor spaces to allow for a total reset of body, mind, and spirit.
  • On the second evening, we have what we call “The Deep Dive.” It has been called on the of the most transformative experiential learning moments of many of our graduates’ lives.
  • On day three, we will continue our learning while also crafting a very clear vision for how you want implement nurse coaching moving forward.
  • Finally, to culminate our learning, on the morning of day 4 we will have an incredible closing ceremony to award your Transformative Nurse Coach certificate of completion.

Here’s a Summary of Everything You’ll Get

This is not your typical “course.” We provide you with everything you need to be successful.

Access to a robust learning platform
Closed discussion forums
Lifetime access to online community
Course manual shipped to your door
Expert mentorship
All food and lodging at in-person intensive
All educational and coaching requirements to be eligible for the Nurse Coach – Board Certification Exam


Hours Flexible Remote Learning

Hours Nurse Coaching Practice

Hours In-Person Training


Integrative and Holistic

Lifestyle Design

Plant-Based Nutrition

Coaching Psychology

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When and Where?

First, you’ll learn and practice through a seamless online experience of enduring material as well as live, interactive video-conferencing. This allows you to learn at your own pace, save tons of money on travel expenses, and get to know your fellow learners.
Then, your program will culminate in an incredible 3-day intensive, allowing you to embody all of your learning in an absolutely stunning location. The only difference between the programs are their start dates and the location of the in-person experience.

All current collectives are sold-out and in-progress. 

Get on the list to learn about future trainings! 


Collective 7

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A Streamlined Process To Board Certification

This continuing nursing education activity was approved by the American Holistic Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Approved to award 120 CNE through 10/2/2019 AHNA approval #1302.

AHNCC accepts these CE hours towards the CE requirement for either the Nurse Coach or Holistic Nurse Examination application requirement.

The Nurse Coach Collective is a licensed CA Continuing Education Provider: CEP16964

60 Hours of Continuing Education Related to Nurse Coaching

60 Hours of Supervised Coaching Practicum

Eligible to sit for the Board Certification of your choice:
Nurse Coach  Board Certified
Holistic Nurse Board Certified

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Meet the Co-Founders and Faculty:

Heather Lapides and Peter Giza

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Becoming a Nurse Coach has changed our lives in ways that we could never have imagined.

We get to work with clients we love and help them achieve lasting results in their health and wellbeing.

Our mission is to provide the most accessible and extraordinary platform for nurses to become world-class Nurse Coaches.

Why? So you can bring the fullness of your healing gifts and talents into the world.

Heather Lapides

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Peter Giza

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What Makes The Transformative Nurse Coach Program Unique?

Well, our curriculum is based on four principles:


Service means that you offer your curiosity, intuition, and relentless belief in order to support your clients fully. It also means prioritizing your own wellbeing, so that you can do your best work in supporting others towards their healing potential.


Too often, the current medical system views our patients as weak, sick, or needing to be fixed. Resilience emphasizes strength and learning, and helps you to realize your ability to rise above any circumstance.

Holistic Wellness

Health and wellness is about so much more than just diet, exercise, medication management, and freedom from disease.  It’s about family, friends, intimacy, money, spirituality, recreation, nature, fulfilling work and career, service, play, laughter, breathing, movement, food, water, sleep, and everything else.


This is lasting change whereby you fundamentally transform how you are being in the world. By empowering your clients and helping them change from the inside-out, you will support them to achieve lasting health, wellness, happiness and fulfillment.

Our 5 Pillar Teaching Model

Our nurse coaching services provide you with exactly what you need to succeed. Here’s how:


You’ll learn a brand new way to think about nursing, healing, and the science of human change. When you commit to the growth mindset and question the old way of doing things, a world of possibilities open for you.


This is vitally important – if you’re not surrounded by nurses who believe in you and your ideas, you can be dragged down by naysayers.


There is so much theory out there, and we provide that in an evidence-informed way. And we also provide immediate ways in which you can apply that theory to your life and practice.

Expert Coaching

If you don’t want to waste years trying to figure things out on your own, a mentor is essential. We provide you with real-world examples of Transformative Nurse Coaching in action, and direct feedback for where you are holding yourself back.

Massive Action

This is crucial. Without action, nothing else matters. They are just esoteric ideas and knowledge that never create any real results. The only thing that creates results is consistent action, and we provide ample opportunities for you to do that.

Start A Business

Join Like-Minded Nurses

Change Healthcare

Become a Leader

Frequently Asked Questions

What does the price of the course include?
  • 6 months of online learning, support, and supervision
  • 60 Hours of supervised coaching
  • 60 Hours of learning and practicing coaching methodologies
  • A total of 120 CNEs
  • State-of-the-art remote learning, with exclusive access to all online modules, course work, and group video-conferences
  • Course manual shipped to your door
  • 3-day In-Person Intensive
  • All food and lodging at In-Person Intensive.There are no extra or hidden costs. This means you are only responsible for getting to/from the in-person session

Do you have payment plans?
Yes! You can pay all-at-once, over 3 months, or over 5 months. If you choose an installment plan, this means that you make your first payment upon registration, and then all future payments will be automatic monthly withdrawals.

Technical Requirements

To take any course by The Nurse Coach Collective, you must have access to:

  • Working internet capable of streaming audio, video, downloading documents and engaging with peers.
  • A working computer, tablet, or smartphone capable of internet connectivity.
  • You must be able to type out long and thoughtful responses on whichever device you choose to use.
  • A basic understanding of how to navigate the internet, answer and respond to email, and use basic video conferencing software.
  • Have access to a webcam or telephone device.

I have never taken an online course before... Will I be able to figure it out?

We’ve made sure to keep you in mind during every stage of development. If you managed to navigate to this webpage, then you will be able to navigate the online course.

The beauty of this program is that while we present complex information and knowledge, it is all put together very intuitively.

We sought out the support of a special development team to make sure this course would be simple to navigate and progress seamlessly.

That said, there is always a learning curve any time we learn something new, right? For this reason, you’ll receive a tutorial on how to navigate the course site with instructions for how to log-in and create your bio, use the forum, and play the videos. And we’ll even have a videoconferencing tutorial.

Lastly, we have incredible tech support to help you with any challenges that may arise. They are available 24/7.

Will My Hospital/Institution Pay For This Course?

Around 25% of our graduates have been either partially or fully reimbursed for this training by their employer.

While we can’t guarantee this, we encourage you to talk to your employer since many do have an “education allowance” for continuing education and certifications, offering as much as $2,000-$3,000 a year. Speak with your manager and human resources department to find out if the Transformative Nurse Coach Certificate Program will qualify for this reimbursement.

NC - BC Eligibility Requirements
While any RN is welcome and encouraged to sign up for the Transformative Nurse Coach Certificate Program, if you want to sit for the Nurse Coach – Board Certification exam, you need to meet the following requirements:

  • Unrestricted, current U.S. RN license Active practice as an RN for a minimum of 2 years full-time or 4,000 hours part-time within the past 5 years
  • A minimum of a Baccalaureate (BS, BA, BSN) degree in Nursing from an accredited academic institution (International candidates must have their Baccalaureate Nursing degree evaluated to determine that their program is equivalent to a US Baccalaureate Nursing degree program.)
  • Completion of a minimum of 60 CNEs, accrued over the past 3 years, that include content consistent with the Nurse Coach Core Values and Nurse Coach Competencies.
  • 60 hours coaching experience that has been mentored and/or supervised by a Certified Nurse Coach Supervisor AND Validation letter from a Certified Nurse Coach.
  • Must agree to the terms contained in the Candidate’s Agreement with AHNCC and complete and sign the Application attesting to agreement.

Source: AHNCC

Check out this page for more details about this:

HWNC - BC Eligibility Requirements
While any registered nurse is welcome and encouraged to sign up for the Transformative Nurse Coach Certificate Program, if you want to sit for the Health and Wellness Nurse Coach – Board Certification exam, you need to meet the following requirements:

  • Unrestricted, current U.S. RN license Active practice as an RN for a minimum of 2 years full-time or 4,000 hours part-time within the past 5 years
  • A minimum of a Baccalaureate (BS, BA, BSN) degree in Nursing from an accredited academic institution (International candidates must have their Baccalaureate Nursing degree evaluated to determine that their program is equivalent to a US Baccalaureate Nursing degree program.)
  • Completion of a minimum of 60 CNEs, accrued over the past 3 years, that include content consistent with the Nurse Coach Core Values and Nurse Coach Competencies.
  • 60 hours coaching experience that has been mentored and/or supervised by a Certified Nurse Coach Supervisor AND Validation letter from a Certified Nurse Coach.
  • Must agree to the terms contained in the Candidate’s Agreement with AHNCC and complete and sign the Application attesting to agreement.
  • Hold Holistic Nurse Certification (this is the only difference between NC-BC and HWNC-BC)

Source: AHNCC

This webpage explains this in far more detail:

Can I attend a different in-person intensive than the one that is paired with my start date?
No. Each start date is paired with a specific in-person intensive which culminates your learning and practical experience. All throughout the online portion of the course, you will be working with your collective – building community, learning, and growing together.

That way, when you come together for the in-person session it will feel like a family reunion!

For that reason, we recommend that you choose the start date and in-person location that works best for you.

What are in-person intensives like?

We hand-select idyllic, restorative, and affordable retreat centers. The grounds are beautiful, with plenty of walking and hiking trails to explore. Accommodations are always comfortable and with private bathrooms.

And the food is incredible! We work closely with the executive chefs to provide three plant-based, nutritious, and healthy meals a day, plus endless coffee and tea.

You will have many opportunities to work one-on-one and in group settings to experience coaching from multiple perspectives. You will learn from each other and grow together. These experiences are priceless, and we promise that you will remember this intensive experience for a long, long time.

On the first day, you will arrive in the evening, check in, enjoy dinner, get settled and acquainted with the grounds, and relax. On day two and three, you will be in the heart of the intensive, fully immersed in Nurse Coaching, in both one-on-one and group settings.

The final day will be a half day when you’ll receive your Transformative Nurse Coach Certificate of completion.

Eventually, while we will have our closing ceremony, you may not want to leave!

If I have special dietary restrictions, will that be a problem at the in-person sessions?
Nope! Food restrictions are no problem. We only choose chefs who are able to accommodate any need within reason.

About a month before the in-person date you will be sent a dietary request form so that we can make sure to have all your needs taken care of.

Why is TNCCP less expensive than other Nurse Coach training programs?

Great question! Since day one it has been our mission to make our training affordable, accessible and extraordinary. We believe that the world needs more Nurse Coaches.

So, we have worked our butts off in order to streamline wherever possible.

Take this website for example. Beautiful, right? Well, Peter built the entire site himself. In doing so, we were able cut out developer costs, completely. For the online modules, we recorded and produced the videos ourselves, the photos on the website are taken by Heather, and even the music in the intro video was written by Peter.

We’ve gone to great lengths to work with retreat centers that are awesome and reasonably priced so that we’re all getting the best bang for our buck.

Can I sign up with a friend?

Yes, yes, yes! In fact, we absolutely encourage you to sign up for this program with friends and colleagues. Going through this kind of growth and development can be an incredibly powerful experience to have with a friend, partner, or colleague.

Not to mention, this increases the likelihood of bringing what you learn back to your personal life and work place.

If you are considering signing up for a program, ask yourself, “Which nurses do I know who might really love to go through this experience with me?”

I signed up with a friend, can we stay in the same room during the in-person intensive?
First of all – fun!  We took our Nurse Coach training program together as well. Having an accountability partner to go through this kind of learning and growth with is invaluable.
Specific room requests will be honored to the best of our ability. Most rooms are assigned as doubles or triples, depending on location and room set-up. 

How do I chose which program is right for me?

Each Collective of the Transformative Nurse Coach Certificate Program is virtually identical, with the exception of the start dates and the physical location where the in-person intensive will be held.

So, choose the date that works best for you!

Maybe you live close, so one is more convenient. Or maybe you’re able to take a few extra days to make a vacation out of it!

Our in-person intensives are held in absolutely stunning locations, so truthfully – you can’t go wrong.

Refund and Withdrawal Policy
We go to great lengths to ensure that you are a good fit for the program, and we encourage you to reflect and ensure that this is the right decision for you.

And, we know life happens. Here’s an overview of our refund and withdrawal policy so that we can all be on the same page. Follow this link for a more detailed description of our terms, conditions, and policies. 

Who is this for?
If you are a new nurse, an experienced nurse, a bedside nurse, a home health nurse, an advanced practice nurse, a nurse practitioner, a nurse manager, a nurse leader, a nurse educator, a chief nursing officer, or an entreprenurse… and you want MORE… 

This course is for you. 

No matter what field you’re in or what kind of nursing you currently practice – this course offers you invaluable tools, knowledge, resources, and community.

This is a place to break out of the standard model of care and become the most extraordinary nurse you can be.


What Kind of Professional Opportunities Are There For Nurse Coaches?
Nurse Coaching can be applied to any area of nursing that you choose.

Many of our graduates choose to start their own business and go down the path of the EntrepreNurse.

Others choose to implement Nurse Coaching into their present positions in the hospital, or even create a new position for themselves.

Nurse Coaches work in hospitals, clinics, wellness centers. They can partner with providers such as integrative and functional medicine docs, naturopaths, MDs, DOs, and NPs.

Nurse Coaches work for insurance companies, for small companies and major corporations, and even in schools working with children and their faculty.

The most important questions to consider are these: What do YOU want to do as a Nurse Coach? What would YOUR ideal practice look like?

The more you get into this clinical specialty, the more that you realize your professional opportunities are limitless and this six-month program is geared to help you design your ideal practice while you reap returns on this investment for years to come.

One Last Thing…

Every single one of our Collectives completely sold out, and our learners’ experiences have been nothing short of transformative.

So if there is any part of you that feels drawn towards becoming a Transformative Nurse Coach, don’t hesitate.

At The Nurse Coach Collective, we believe that this learning opportunity should be accessible to all nurses. That’s why we pride ourselves in being one of the most accessible and extraordinary Nurse Coach programs. Period. 

There are no extra or hidden costs, and all food and lodging at our in-person intensives are included in your tuition.

Why? Because we want to get these tools and resources into the hands of as many Nurses as we can, and help you ascend to a professional practice and personal wellbeing that makes you love what you do.

But, enrollment is on a first come, first serve basis. So claim your opportunity to elevate your nursing practice and create a life of freedom and wellness, on your terms.

Heather and Peter

Co-Founders of The Nurse Coach Collective

©2018 The Nurse Coach Collective

Medical Disclaimer: Nothing one this website is intended to take the place of medical advice. Always consult your physician prior to making changes to your medical regimen.

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