FEATUREOpening New Doors: RN to BSN Students' Experiences in a Holistic Nursing CourseDelaney, Colleen PhD, AHN-BC, RNAuthor Information University of Connecticut School of Nursing, Storrs, Connecticut. Corresponding Author: Colleen Delaney, PhD, AHN-BC, RN, University of Connecticut School of Nursing, 231 Glenbrook Rd, U-2026, Storrs, CT 06269 (Colleen.Delaney@uconn.edu). Holistic Nursing Practice: January-February 2009 - Volume 23 - Issue 1 - p 39-48 doi: 10.1097/01.HNP.0000343208.79581.4f Buy Metrics Abstract A phenomenological study was conducted to investigate RN to BSN students' experiences in a holistic nursing course. A purposive sample of 19 RN to BSN graduates participated. Five theme clusters emerged when the formulated meanings were organized into categories: (1) uncertain beginnings, (2) shifting perspectives and power, (3) ripples of caring, (4) seeing the body, mind, spirit connection, and (5) from everyday practice to caring praxis. Findings provide evidence of the power of holistic nursing education to facilitate personal development and enhance professional practice. © 2009 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.