201 Careers in NursingIn this weekly feature, the editors of SpringBoard highlight one career in the health care professions–including a basic description, educational requirements, core competencies/key skills needed, and related web sites and professional organizations where you can find more information!

BASIC DESCRIPTION

An aromatherapist nurse is a specially trained nurse who uses the soothing and healing properties of scents from essential oils to relieve pain and other discomforts, decrease stress, elevate moods, relax, and treat conditions. Their services are employed in many health care settings such as health spas, holistic health centers, and hospitals.

EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS

Registered Nurse; certification is preferred; Basic Life Support certification is required.

CORE COMPETENCIES/SKILLS NEEDED

  • Knowledge of essential oils and its effects
  • Knowledge of Centers for Disease Control infection control principles and standards
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

RELATED WEB SITES AND PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

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