The 2017 Power of Nursing Faculty Development Training Workshop

The 2017 Power of Nursing Faculty Development Training Workshop

  • Wednesday-Sunday, July 12-16, 2017
  • 9:30 am – 5 pm
  • Mill Valley, California
  • The program begins at 9:30 am on Wednesday and ends Sunday at noon.

Who Should Apply

Academic faculty from accredited nursing schools who are committed to serve as course directors and implement the curriculum at their institutions.

Nursing Staff Development Directors, Nurse Educators, and Nurse Residency Training Program Directors from accredited hospitals or health care organizations that are committed to serve as course directors and implement the curriculum at their institutions.

Application Guidelines

Faculty course directors must attend the 5-day Faculty Training prior to implementation of the course at their school or healthcare organization.

We strongly suggest that two course co-directors attend from each school or organization. Our experience has shown that implementation of the course is most successful when there are two co-directors to support each other during implementation, and further guarantees the continuity of the curriculum.

Prior to attending the course, the course director(s) must obtain verbal support from appropriate department heads, deans, and/or members of a curriculum committee expressing a level of interest in implementing the course at their school, hospital or healthcare organization.

The course director(s) should have a plan for ongoing fiscal support for the course.

The course director(s) agree(s) to use a nationally standardized evaluation, provided by RISHI, for students and faculty participating in the course and submit a summative evaluation following the completion of each PON course

The PON course must be taught in its entirety as described in the The Power of Nursing: Embracing the Healer’s Art Manual and syllabus. PON is a workshop in nursing professional formation. After completing the PON Faculty training, participants are able to offer workshops for nursing students, clinical nurses, nurse managers and administrators. Any other use of the PON Manual and syllabus must be discussed with Mary Pat Thomas, MS, RN, AHN-BC and Rachel Naomi Remen, MD, at Wright State University, the copyright holder.

The course director(s) must agree that modules cannot be incorporated into other professional courses, nor can the courses in their entirety be incorporated into other existing curricula without the consent of the copyright holder.


Nursing educators: $1195

Note: Tuition covers the cost of the syllabus and training, but it does NOT include meals or lodging.

How to Apply

Submit your application online before May 12, 2017. All applications will be reviewed. We will let you know of acceptance to the workshop within one month of application. Here is a link to the application:

The Healer’s Art 2017 Training Application for Nurses

Cancellation & Refund Policy

A deposit of $300 is due at time that your application is accepted. The tuition balance is due by June 1, 2017. A full refund of deposit (less processing fee of $25) will be issued for cancellations on or BEFORE July 1, 2017. Cancellations after July 1 will forfeit deposit. For further information regarding the training contact Mary Pat Thomas, MS, RN, AHN-BC, CHTP at or (937) 245-7450 x 3. For questions regarding registration, payments, travel, hotel or other customer service issues, contact Corrie McCluskey at 707-575-6801 or

Hotel, Travel and Meal Information

Lodging: The Training will be held at the Acqua Hotel: 555 Redwood Highway, Mill Valley, California 94941. A special discounted room rate has been negotiated for workshop attendees at the Acqua Hotel. You can reserve these rooms online after your application has been approved. Our room rates range from between $212 (deluxe queen) to $257 (junior suite w/ fireplace) per night, plus tax. Once your application is approved we will send you a direct link to the Acqua Hotel’s online reservation system that includes the discount for the training.

Lodging note: If you want to stay at the Acqua Hotel, please know that it is very important to make reservations well in advance. Book your hotel room as soon as your application has been approved, so as not to be disappointed. The Aqua is a small, beautiful hotel, noted for it’s personalized care, and rooms will sell out quickly.

Additional lodging: We can provide names of alternative accommodations in a range of prices in the immediate vicinity of the event.

Travel: Participants fly in from all over the country to attend The Healers Art Faculty training. If you are arriving by plane and will be renting a car, either the San Francisco or Oakland airport are recommended. The San Francisco airport is approximately an hour drive from the Acqua Hotel; the Oakland airport is approximately a 90-minute drive from the Acqua Hotel – depending on traffic. If you don’t plan to rent a car, we recommend flying into San Francisco International and taking the Marin Airporter Shuttle service that stops within walking distance of the Acqua Hotel (Seminary Drive/Mill Valley).

Meals: If you are a guest at the Acqua Hotel, your reservation includes free, daily continental breakfasts, and you will be eating lunch and dinner on your own. There will be 90 minutes available to eat lunch each day, from approximately noon to 1:30 pm. You may choose to either pre-order a catered box lunch (when you pay for registration) that will be served onsite during the workshop, or opt to eat at one of the many restaurants within walking distance of the hotel.  The box lunches cost $23.00 (inc. tax) per person, per day, and must be pre-paid. They will vary each day, and you may choose either vegetarian or regular (meat) lunch.

For example:

  • Box Lunch #1: Grilled chicken focaccia sandwich, pasta salad, kettle chips
  • Box Lunch #2 (veggie): Caprese sandwich with tomato & mozzarella, pasta salad, fruit

Note: If you are on a special diet or limit your intake of specific foods, we recommend that you eat lunch at a restaurant where you can be sure to have your needs met.

Continuing Education

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number 10064. 29 CE contact hours are available for licensed California nurses.

California BRN continuing education credits are accepted by most state nursing boards; please verify with your state professional regulatory agency if your licensed is provided by a regulatory agency outside of California.

Disclosure policy
: The Remen Institute for the Study of Health and Illness has implemented a process where everyone who is in a position to control the content of any educational activity must disclose any relevant financial relationship with a commercial interest. Disclosure Information: The speakers, presenters and planning committee members for this educational activity disclose no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests.


For more information, please contact Mart Pat Thomas, M.S., R.N., Director of the Power of Nursing Program at or (937) 245-7450, ext. 3.