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Become a Board Certified Nurse Coach (NC-BC)

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Elevate Your Nursing Career: Become a Board-Certified Nurse Coach with our Exclusive RN to NC-BC Program




Coaching with Additional Credibility – Take your patient care to the next level

Becoming a Health Coach refocuses your patient care from symptom management to overall health and well-being. Becoming a Board-Certified Nurse Coach shows current and prospective patients, as well as employers, that you are profoundly dedicated to patient care and safety, committed to continuous learning, and that your skills and knowledge meet high standards.

NSHC Health Coach Certification

Our program is seamlessly paired with a Board Certification Pathway, fulfilling the 60 Continuing Nursing Education (CNE) credits required for Nurses to qualify for the prestigious NC-BC exam by the American Holistic Nurse Credentialing Corporation (AHNCC). Proudly recognized on the AHNCC’s list of approved Nurse Coaching programs, our course offers you a direct route to achieving your certification as a Board Certified Nurse Coach. Embark on your journey to excellence with us today!

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Clear Path

The Best Path to Become a Board-Certified Nurse Health Coach in One Program

This program combines NSHC’s leading, self-paced Health Coaching program (CHC) built by clinicians for clinicians with the study and resource guide pathway needed for Registered Nurses to become a Nurse Health Coach (NC-BC).

  • Self-Paced
  • Affordable
  • Built by Nurses for Nurses
  • All in one program - Satisfies all requirements to sit for the CHC and NC-BC exams
  • Online Interactive Manual
  • Extensive Content Support and Resources

Why NSHC + AHNCC Are the Best Choice for Nurse Health Coach Certification

  • Certifies nurses only
  • Focus is on professional health coaching
  • Builds on prior education & experience
Other Boards

Other Boards:

  • Certifies individuals with no healthcare background
  • Focus is on Wellness Coaching
  • Does not take existing education & experience into account
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Go from RN to a Board-Certified Nurse Health Coach in only 4 Steps! 


Complete the Program

Complete the Certified Health Coach program through the NSHC, pass the CHC exam, and earn 42 CEUs 


Pass the Prep Course

Pass the Nurse Health Coach Board Certification Prep Course and earn 18 CEUs 


Complete Your Practice

Complete 60 hours of supervised health coaching practice with your NSHC-Provided Nurse Coach Supervisor


Pass the Exam

Sit and pass the AHNCC NC-BC Exam  

Nurse Coach Board Certification

The American Holistic Nurses Credentialing Corporation (AHNCC) has defined criteria for nurses aspiring to become Board-Certified Nurse Coaches (NC-BC). This certification process is crafted to elevate the nursing profession by incorporating holistic health practices and coaching skills. It is a call to nurses who seek to make a significant impact on health and wellness, offering a comprehensive blueprint for personal and professional growth.

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Unrestricted, current RN License

International candidates who are not planning on working in the US may submit an RN license from their country

60 contact hours, accrued over the past 3 years

Contact hours must include content consistent with the Nurse Coach Core Values & Competencies

60 hours coaching experience

60 Hours that have been supervised by a Certified Nurse Coach Supervisor who will provide a letter of validation to submit with your certification application

Active full-time Nursing practice

Minimum number of years required varies based upon highest degree obtained

A baccalaureate degree (or higher) in Nursing

Active practice as a Baccalaureate-prepared RN for a minimum of 2 years full-time or 4,000 hours part-time within the past 5 years

Or... An ADN or Diploma as a Registered Nurse

Active practice as a Diploma or Associate Degree-prepared RN for a minimum of 4 years full-time or 8,000 hours part-time within past 7 years

Program Pricing

Choose the best option for you!
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For Nurses Looking To Become a CHC and an NC-BC


What’s Included in the Bundle: 

  • 18-month membership to the NSHC
  • Online interactive e-manuals
  • An NC-BC Board Certified health coach to conduct your 60 hours of supervised training
  • Access to Live Practice Webinars
  • 60 CEUs upon passing both programs
  • One free test attempt per program when tests are completed within 18 months of purchase
  • Online Skills Practice
  • Best practice clinical interventions for CHF, HTN, CAD, COPD, Diabetes, Depression, Pain, Pressure Ulce
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For Nurses Who Are an Existing CHC:


What’s Included with the Nurse Health Coach Board Certification Prep Course:

  • 6-month NSHC Membership
  • Online interactive e-manual
  • An NC-BC Board Certified health coach to conduct your 60 hours of supervised training
  • Access to Live Practice Webinars
  • 18 CEUs upon passing
  • One free test attempt when test is completed within 6 months of purchase

Begin your journey.

Register now to get started.