Session 1: October 06-09, 2016 Chester, CT

 Join us for Session One: Holistic Practice and the Nurse  Healer in Chester, CT. The Guest House Retreat and Conference Center is a beautifully renovated  country inn surrounded by centuries-old forrest, overlooking a tranquil pond. The Guest House provides a quiet, restful atmosphere perfect for renewal, rejuvenation, and nurturing time. Cozy up to the fire with a cup of tea, enjoy a relaxing massage or explore the beautiful grounds. You will feel welcomed, refreshed and peaceful here.

The Session One program fee covers:

  • On-site learning and on-line learning tuition
  • Program materials (100+ page manual, Aromatherapy manual and essential oils)
  • 27 Continuing education contact hours suitable for certification 
  • Accommodations (private and shared accommodations and commuter option available)
  • Meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks, except where noted)
  • Preparation for all levels of the National Board Certification in Holistic Nursing offered through the American Holistic Nurses Certification Corporation
    • HN-BC (requires a Diploma or Associates Degree in Nursing or higher) o HNB-BC (requires a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing or higher)
    • AHN-BC (requires a Master’s Degree in Nursing or higher) o APHN-BC (for licensed Master’s Degree in Nursing only)
  • An individual faculty mentor-advisor to assist you during the program. All faculty mentors are graduates of the IHAP and board certified in holistic nursing
  • Restorative yoga class- one per session

Payment options and Program discounts are listed here. Please read carefully. We look forward to you joining us for this transformational program. Thank you for registering!

  1. Pay for the entire program at once and receive the most amount of discounts  
  2. Pay for the Sessions individually- you'll still be eligible for discounts.
(registration confirmation letter will be sent via email)

Do you intend to complete IHAP program?*

Intend to become certified in Holistic Nursing?*

Program Fee

There are five fee levels for this session, depending on how many sessions you will attend, and whether you will be staying overnight:

    Select this if you wish to register for ALL three sessions (entire program) – Fee includes shared double room- all meals- yoga- program tuition- program manual- all materials and contact hours)
    Select this if you wish to register for Session One only. Fee includes shared double room- meals- yoga- program tuition-program manual -all materials and contact hours.
    Select this if you will NOT be staying on-site (no overnight accommodations for all three sessions). Fee includes lunch and dinner only- yoga- program tuition- program manual- all materials and contact hours.
    Select this if you wish to register for Session One only AND you will NOT be staying on-site (no overnight accommodations). Fee includes lunch- dinner only- yoga- program tuition- program manual- all materials and contact hours.
    Select this if you are a GRADUATE of this program and are returning for a refresher for SESSION ONE only. Fee includes shared double room- meals- yoga- program tuition- program manual- all materials and contact hours.

Please make your selection, below:

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AHNA members MUST provide valid ID# and Expiration date to receive discount

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Program Policies-Please read carefully

Refund Policy: Program refunds minus a $100.00 processing fee are issued up to four weeks prior to the start of the program with written notice. Refunds are not issued four weeks or less prior to the start of the program. Submission of registration implies registrant has read and understood program information and refund policies.

Cancellation Policy: The BirchTree Center reserves the right to cancel the program. In the event of cancellation all registration funds are returned to registrants. This is the extent of any liability on the part of The BirchTree Center, Incorporated.

Registration Confirmation: You will recieve an email confirming your registration. If you don't receive an email within 48 hours, please contact The Birchtree Center. We are not responsible for lost emails or emails that are delivered to your spam folder.

Program information: You will be sent a program information guide within 4 weeks of the program start. It will include directions to the site and important information about your retreat. Please review it prior to arrival.

Lodging: Housing is assigned on a first come-first served basis. Register early to reserve your desired room type. If you do not see your preferred room type (private or shared) on the website at the time you register, it is no longer available. Please select from the spaces available. Space is limited at the retreat center, we cannot guarantee all participants will be housed at the retreat center. We utilize off site locations when we exceed our limit at the retreat center. 

Food: Our meals are fresh, whole and nutritous. Our food is local and organic whenever possible. We make every effort to accomodate vegetarian and gluten free diets. However, we cannot guarantee all options will always be available. Participants are encouraged to bring any special food items to supplement their unique dietary needs. A refrigerator in the guest kitchen is available for storage. Notify us at time of registration of any food allergy, so that it may be conveyed to the retreat site.

Scent-Free Environment: Please refrain from wearing and using scented products of any kind during the program due to sensitivities and allergies.

For late registrations, please call The BirchTree Center to confirm space availability. On site registrations are not accepted.

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