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Expand Your Empathy, Compassion & Resilience

by Being Loving & True to Yourself (6 CE)

In order to sustainably care for others, nurses must care for themselves. Self-care not only helps us stay healthy, it also expands our capacity for empathy, compassion, and resilience so that we are empowered to better care for others.

This 6 CE-hour home study course will give you new self-care tools that are supported by evidence from holistic nursing practice and the biological, behavioral, and social sciences.

The author’s viewpoint is based on three spiritual principles:

  • Our spirit does not die: It leaves the body and continues its journey.
  • By facing the reality of death, we receive vital gifts that empower us to joyfully live!
  • We are filled with love and light when we support each other to live and leave in peace.

Awakening to Grace is approved as a provider of continuing education for nurses by the Florida Board of Nurses: CE Provider #50-17367.

We welcome your comments, questions, suggestions, and personal stories. Simply email us at [email protected].


"I totally enjoyed it! Very well written with excellent examples."

"I like knowing that my score was high in the wellness assessment tool. It gave me insight into how these 5 areas are interrelated. It also illustrated the way one could mark the readiness for change, priority for change, and confidence in changing."

Your Instructor


Sharon Burch MSN, APRN, PHCNS-BC, APHN-BC, HWNC-BC
Sharon Burch MSN, APRN, PHCNS-BC, APHN-BC, HWNC-BC
Sharon Burch perceives life through her instinct and intuition then uses education, planning, and evaluation to guide her clients.

Sharon is a board-certified Public Health Nurse Specialist, an Advanced Practice Holistic Nurse, and a holistic Health and Wellness Nurse-Coach. She is also certified by the Four Winds Society as an Energy Medicine Practitioner and a Teacher of Dying Consciously.

Sharon has practiced nursing in hospitals, long term care, home care, hospice, and the community-at-large since 1974. She began applying holistic health approaches in 1977 when she prepared for giving birth at home. That experience inspired her to dedicate herself to empowering people to end ways of being that are not aligned with their values and embody new ways that are stronger, wiser, and more life-affirming instead.

She has authored two textbooks and more than 40 home study CE courses for holistic nurses and massage therapists, founded the nonprofit organization Awakening to Grace, and serves part-time at the American Holistic Nurses Association (AHNA) as a Holistic Nurse Practice Specialist.

Sharon believes that nothing would help the world so much as for people to be supported to make lasting change in their thoughts and behaviors. To that end, she acts with creativity, conviction, and sensitivity to guide and empower her clients and her community.

Through HolisticNursingCE.com, Sharon helps nurse change makers find their clarity and direction, then take the steps necessary to create and market outstanding online self-study CNE courses.

Through the Atma Clinic, she helps people who are stuck in chronic pain to find meaningful, sustainable relief.

In her free time, Sharon enjoys nature and volunteers with the Board of Directors for the Hawaii Yoga Institute. Her mantra is “Life is sacred. Let’s honor the journey.”

Course Curriculum



Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

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