Introduction to Anthroposophic Nursing

Nov 08, 2022 9:00AM—11:00AM


ONLINE: Pacific Time (USA, Canada)

Cost $99 - $80

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A NEW 5-PART WEBINAR SERIES by North American Anthroposophic Nurses Association

Join us for an introduction to some key concepts of Anthroposophic Nursing, beginning in September 2022. The webinar will be recorded for later viewing if you are not able to attend live. If you want to learn more about Anthroposophic Nursing, this is the course to attend! We will focus on tangible concepts and skills you can integrate into your care right away to nourish yourself and your clients – body, soul and spirit. This nursing continuing professional development activity was approved by the American Holistic Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Anthroposophic Nursing (AN) is a way of providing nursing care that comes out of a deep acknowledgement of the wisdom of the human being: Body, Soul and Spirit. Come join us for a series of webinars designed to introduce you to some core concepts of Anthroposophic Nursing and the means to implement these understandings into your own self-care as well as informing your professional care. 


  • Introduction to AN and the Inner Mood of the Nurse. Learn how AN can support inner development, wellness and enhance caring.
  • The four-fold nature of the human being
  • Introduction to Goethean observation – explore the understanding of plants and healing properties
  • The Twelve Nursing Gestures
  • The Art of Palliative Care

Tuesdays, September 13, 27, October 11, 25, and November 8, 2022 from 9–11am PST.
Webinars will be recorded and shared if in-person attendance is not possible.

Regular, $99.00
AHNA/AHA members, $90.00
NAANA members, $80.00

Laurie Schmiesing, RN, MSN, ANS, RES. Laurie has been studying AN since 2009 and has also completed the Anthroposophic Psychology Course. In addition to providing education on anthroposophic topics, she has a wellness practice in San Jose, CA. She has presented at the American Holistic Nursing Association Conference in 2017, 2018, and 2021.

Dr. Eira Klich-Heartt, RN, DNP, CNS, CNL, ANS. Eira has been involved with AN since 1990’s. Her Master’s thesis was on the use of Lemon Compresses for comfort in fever. She has taught nursing at the pre-licensure as well as at the Master’s level. She currently is working as a staff nurse in post anesthesia recovery and incorporates AN concepts into her care. She has presented at the American Holistic Nursing Association Conference in 2017 and 2022.

Dr. Christoph von Dach, DNP, ANS. Christoph works as the deputy director of Nursing at Slothurner Spitäler AG in Solothurn, Switzerland. He is a guest lecturer for Queen Margaret University and is an adjunct clinical professor for the University of North Carolina. He was the head of nursing for the anthroposophic hospital, the Lukas Clinic, in Switzerland for many years. He was the lead teacher for the Foundation and Specialist levels of AN in America, 2010-2019. In addition to AN, he specializes in implementing and educating nurses on person centered care. He presents internationally and at the American Holistic Nursing Association Conference in 2018.