1. Frequently Asked Questions
  2. Integrative Nurse Coach™ Certificate Program

Nurse Coach vs. Wellness Coach: What's the difference?

The priority of all coaches is to facilitate behavioral change that corresponds to a healthy lifestyle and wellbeing.

The main difference between a Nurse Coach and a Health or Wellness Coach is that Nurse Coaches bring a higher level of education, training, and experience to the coaching relationship.

Nurse Coaches are not only capable of working with clients to establish an optimal quality of life but also to facilitate the process of clients' overcoming health barriers which leads to establishing improved, long-term health outcomes. Integrative Nurse Coaches use complementary and reflective modalities in their sessions with clients and establish individualized health plans. Some examples of the dimensions that an Integrative Nurse Coach may work in:

  • Life Balance and Satisfaction- lifestyle changes for well-being
  • Relationships
  • Spiritual
  • Cultural
  • Mental and Emotional – stress management
  • Physical – exercise and weight management
  • Healthy nutrition choices
  • Environmental awareness
  • Health Responsibility – managing chronic conditions
  • Lifestyle change – replacing old habits that no longer work with new, healthy ones