YOUR HOLISTIC NURSE

Paula Rovinsky, MA, RN, BS, CDE, HNC


BACKGROUND

FORMAL EDUCATION and EXPERIENCE

My undergraduate work culminated with a Bachelor of Science
degree (BS) in Rehabilitation Counseling. After graduating I 
worked as medical social worker in a hospital milieu counseling
patients with spinal cord injuries and cancer. Several years 
later my desire to pursue my interest in nursing resurfaced and I
went on to complete my education as a registered nurse (RN). 
I became a nurse educator working with patients who are
diagnosed with diabetes and have weight management concerns.
Further academic pursuits then led me to complete a Master's
Degree in Health Arts and Science (MA) with my research focusing on holistic modalities to treat stress and weight issues, both of which plague our society today. I continue to study healing modalities that empower an individual to take charge of their health and provide skills to help them manage situations that arise throughout their life time. 

TRAINING AND CERTIFICATIONS
Board Certified as a Holistic Nurse (HNC)
  • Holistic nurses are therapeutic partners with their patients who can integrate complementary/alternative modalities along with allopathic care into their clinical practice as they treat the whole person's physiological, psychological, and spiritual needs.
Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE)
  • Collaborates with those persons diagnosed with prediabetes, diabetes or gestational       diabetes to facilitate self management skills that address healthy eating, physical activity, monitoring blood glucose, medication, problem solving, coping mechanisms and reducing health risks.
Certified Shapedown® Instructor
  • Shapedown® is a family based weight management program developed by the University of California School of Medicine.for overweight and obese children. It focuses on physical activity, nutrition, and behavior modification through cognitive therapy and positive reinforcement in the context of normal childhood conduct and issues. The program provides parental support and skills  for the family's ongoing success. 
Acutonics Workshop
  • Acutonics embraces the science of frequency and music and the wisdom of Chinese medicine and acupuncture for healing. It utilizes tuning forks on the acupoints for relaxation, and stress and pain reduction. Sound travels faster through water. Since the human body is composed of 70 % water, it becomes a natural resonator for sound and this healing modality.
Neuro Emotional Technique Practitioner (NET)
  • NET is a mind-body stress-reduction technique that uses a methodology of finding and   removing neurological imbalances related to the physiology of unresolved stress. NET is a tool that helps improve mental and physical health. 
Teishin Workshop
  • The Teishin is a small tool that utilizes the same acupoints and meridian system as Chinese medicine. It is used to treat stress and pain but does not puncture the skin and therefore, is known as 'needleless acupuncture'. 
Integrative Healing Arts Certificate
  • At Birchtree Center for Healthcare Transformation the focus is on nursing, the healing arts, holism (treating of the whole person rather than just the physical symptoms of a disease) and creating a healing presence.
Reiki Master
  • Reiki is first and foremost a self healing or self care tool designed to be incorporated into everyday living. It is an ancient hands-on practice that can be used on areas of distress for oneself or others. It is a Japanese form of stress reduction and relaxation that can also promote the body’s natural healing process. Certification was obtained at Robert Wood Johnson Hospital's Fitness & Wellness Center in Hamilton, NJ.
Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction
  • An 8 week program based on Jon Kabat-Zinn's work that addresses stress reduction. The program teaches mindfulness with exercises on mindful eating, body scan, sitting meditation, and mindful yoga.
Kushi Institute Way to Health Program
  • A week long program at this leading educational center that helps guide and inspire individuals towards greater health by using the nutritional principles of macrobiotics.