Become A

Transformative Nurse Coach

Make Your Nursing Practice Extraordinary.

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.

Our Transformative Nurse Coach Certificate Program 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 nursing 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

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 highly 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 enhances 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
Streamlined Nurse Coach Board Certification
“My choice to take this course is one I will never regret. The impact on my life, and the life of every nurse who has chosen to take this course, is truly incalculable.”

– Liz Garza, RN
“Taking this course is the best decision I’ve ever made for my future business! The experience and the practice will get you ready to coach and support your clients. I am forever grateful for this experience.”

– Murlene Joseph, BSN, RN
“Wow! The course has catapulted me into changing the trajectory of my Nursing career sooner than I expected. I have grown and transformed as person and changed how I approach my daily practice as a Registered Nurse.”

– Amelia Greenridge, BSN, RN
Registered Nurse Case Manager
“I did my research when looking for a Nurse Coach course and this was THE most affordable and all-inclusive program for Board Certification. I most appreciate the connections with the other nurses in my cohort.”

– Crystal Loucel. RN, MS, MPH
Diabetes Educator Nurse

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: Elevate Your Practice

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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 6,  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, its 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
  • Understanding how Nurse Coaches work?
  • 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
Week 6: Preparing For Your Practicum

This week’s lesson gives you everything you need to confidently begin your Nurse Coaching Practicum. 

Here’s what we cover:

  • The requirements for a successful Nurse Coaching Practicum
  • How to create practice clients – where to find them and how to invite them into a Nurse Coaching relationship
  • How to connect with your Peer Partners
  • Live video conference #2 – covering all of 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 16.

Weeks 6-16: 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. However, you will need to complete all online learning modules by the end of Week 16.

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-End of Course: Nurse Coaching Supervised Practicum

During these 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 by 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: Elevate Your Practice

You’ll gather with your Collective one last time before we welcome you to the alumni community of Transformative Nurse Coaches. 

At the End of the Course: A Half-Day Virtual Event

At this point in the training, you will have completed all online coursework and supervised nurse coaching hours. To culminate your training, we’ll meet virtually and celebrate all of your hard work.

You’ll also be invited to join the ever-growing community of Transformative Nurse Coach Alumni who are doing amazing work out in the world.

You’ll have lifetime access to this community, as well as the course material so that we can continue to elevate our practice and this specialty together.

Finally, we’ll make sure to send your certificates of completion to you by mail so that you can sit for the board certifications of your choice.



Wondering How It All Works? 

Watch this video to learn how the course plays out in real life. 

In addition to learning directly from Heather and Peter, you’ll have a designated Co-Instructor who will be there to support you every step of the way.

Now, in order to keep the online environment tight-knit and engaging, we cap the online portion of the course at 30 nurses. This allows you to build lasting bonds with your peers.

Then, at the end of the course, you’ll have access to an exclusive group of Transformative Nurse Coaches so you can expand your professional community in ways you never thought possible.

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

Meet all requirements to be eligible for the Nurse Coach and Holistic Nurse Board Certification Exams.


Hours Flexible Remote Learning

Hours Nurse Coaching Practice

Mindfulness Meditation


Integrative and Holistic

Integrative and Holistic

Lifestyle Design

Lifestyle Design

Plant-Based Nutrition

Plant-Based Nutrition

Coaching Psychology

Coaching Psychology

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The Transformative Nurse Coach Program

When Can I Start? 

The only difference between the Collectives are their start dates.

During these uncertain times, Nurses have been called to step up in unprecedented ways. 

To Thank Nurses Everywhere


Limited time only. 

Collective 12

Begins August 30, 2020

Nurse Coach Collective Sold Out

*$4750 if paid in installments.

Collective 13

Begins October 11, 2020

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*$4750 if paid in installments.

We are now accepting applications for the Collectives above.
Space is limited and will go quickly. 

Start A Business

Start A Business

Join Like-Minded Nurses

Join Like-Minded Nurses

Change Healthcare

Change Healthcare

Become a Leader

Become a Leader

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’sCommission on Accreditation. Approved through 08/08/2021. #1445

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

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

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60 Hours of Continuing Education Related to Nurse Coaching

60 Hours of Supervised Coaching Practicum

Eligible to sit for the Board Certification(s) of your choice:
1) Nurse Coach  Board Certified
2) Holistic Nurse Board Certified

Meet the Co-Founders and Head Faculty:

Heather Lapides and Peter Giza

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.

4 Pillars of Transformative Nurse Coaching:


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.

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
  • Lifetime access to course material and our exclusive community of Transformative Nurse Coaches. 

Do you have payment plans?

Yes! You can pay all-at-once or over a number of 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:

What is a Co-Instructor?

Each online course has a Co-Instructor who is responsible for offering you direct support and personalized feedback every step of the way.

These individuals are powerful Nurse Coaches who have learned directly from Heather and Peter in the past. They’ve demonstrated extraordinary prowess in the field of Nurse Coaching, which is why they were hand-selected for this position.

They’ve received additional training beyond what we provide in this course so that they can go above and beyond for you.

Your co-instructor will be an invaluable resource for you.

Why is TNCCP more affordable than other Nurse Coach training programs?

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

So, we have worked like crazy 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.

Essentially, we’ve done what any good business would do – we cut costs – not corners – and pass those savings on to you 🙂

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?”

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.

So, choose the date that works best for you!

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.

How many nurses are in each Collective?

Each online Collective is comprised of about 30 nurses in total. 

We’ve tested this extensively and have found this to be the magic number for maximum engagement and interactive learning.

And to take it one step further, after week 6, we divide that online group in half one more time. You’ll meet with an intimate group of 15 incredible nurses every month to discuss case studies, receive expert mentorship from your co-instructor, and practice Nurse Coaching in a live environment.

“As a result of this course, my conversations with people are much more meaningful as I have learned how to listen more deeply, engage more fully and to “see” my patients as more than just their disease/illness. “

– Susie Doescher, RN
“I knew deep in my heart that this was going to be a game changer in how I showed up in this world as a nurse. What I didn’t realize was how much this program would transform how I showed up in this world not only as a nurse, but also as a mama, wife, friend and sister.”

– Janessa Rauch, RN, BScN
Calgary, Alberta (Canada)
“The Nurse Coach Collective provides the perfect ingredients for a Nurse Coaching curriculum. Truly grounded in the care of the caregiver, the course teaches the importance of personal growth and self-development as the foundation of caring for clients. I would recommend this course to anyone wishing to enter the Nurse Coaching arena!”

– Ryan Butler, DNP, RN
Assistant Professor of Nursing
“This course has challenged me to grow personally as well as professionally. The skills I’ve learned have been useful in my current role, and I can’t wait to embark on my career as a Nurse Coach. I am grateful and feel so blessed to be have been a part of this great program.”

– Phyllis Pass, ANP-BC

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 – everything you need to succeed is 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

During these uncertain times, Nurses have been called to step up in unprecedented ways. 

To Thank Nurses Everywhere


Limited time only. 

Don’t Miss Your Chance!