CONTINUING EDUCATIONPersonal and Professional Impact of a Course on Contemplative Practices in Health and IllnessSharts-Hopko, Nancy C. PhD, RN, FAANAuthor Information College of Nursing, Villanova University, Pa. Corresponding author: Nancy C. Sharts-Hopko, PhD, RN, FAAN, College of Nursing, Villanova University, 800 Lancaster Ave, Villanova, PA 19085-1690 (e-mail: [email protected]). The author thanks Ms Teresa Conte for assistance in analysis of data and Dr Suzanne Smeltzer for assistance in preparation of the manuscript. Holistic Nursing Practice: January 2007 - Volume 21 - Issue 1 - p 3-9 Buy Take the CE Test Abstract A nursing graduate course focused on the impact of alternative healing modalities, particularly those that are contemplative in nature, on their professional and personal lives demonstrated that up to 4 years later students found the content to be of value. Suggestions for incorporation of CAM in mainstream nursing courses are shared. © 2007 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.