Nursing Acupuncture & Dry Needling Foundation Course

Skill level: BeginnerCPD hours: 100 hours

Course details

  • Begin your learning immediately, through our online platform
  • Fully accredited by the FHT
  • Trusted acupuncture and dry needling tutor
  • On course completion, integrate acupuncture into your standard day to day practice
  • Consistently rated 5 star by healthcare professionals
  • If you prefer, pay over three months here

If you’re a registered nurse, this acupuncture foundation course is specifically created for you. With your day-to-day practice in mind, you will be able to treat symptoms of pain (for conditions such as chronic pain and OA), systemic issues such as hot flushes and overactive bladder, as well as help with general wellbeing.

We ensure that when you complete our foundation acupuncture course for nurses, you will be able to use acupuncture and dry needling on patients as part of your everyday practice safely, confidently and effectively.

Breeze Academy tutors deliver the course through a unique blend of online and face-to-face teaching, meaning you can begin your learning immediately, and at your own pace.

Read our course agenda below for a full breakdown. If you have any questions about our acupuncture course for nurses, get in touch at enquiries@breeze.academy

You can also book onto the course directly on this page.

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This foundation acupuncture course for nurses will teach you:

  • To implement safe & effective acupuncture and dry needling techniques, throughout the body
  • To create targeted acupuncture and needling protocols for the benefit of pain & wellbeing
  • To appraise and synthesise the evidence base alongside clinical experience
  • To adopt a pragmatic approach to clinical reasoning for needling interventions that complement your existing skills

In our foundation acupuncture course for nurses, you will receive a fully evidence-based approach to both the learning and application of acupuncture. This comes with comprehensive study materials provided within the online and face-to-face components of the course.

The evidence-based information you will learn from our foundation acupuncture course for nurses will allow you to make fully informed decisions on how and when to introduce acupuncture to a patient.

You’ll discover a large body of prominent, pertinent and up-to-date evidence supporting the use of acupuncture, whilst developing your needling skills to provide dramatic results for your patients, offering them a comprehensive package of pain relief and wellbeing.

More specifically, after completing our acupuncture course for nurses, you will be able to demonstrate the following needling skills and theoretical knowledge:

  • Effective needling techniques upon the four limbs, trunk and spine
  • Suitable identification of prominent and commonly used acupoints
  • An understanding of contraindications, precautions and potential side effects of acupuncture and dry needling
  • Safe application of needling at all times
  • Effective management of needling side effects

Upon successful completion of our acupuncture foundation course, you will be able to use acupuncture & dry needling on your patients as part of your everyday practice safely, confidently and effectively.

With theoretical knowledge and application reviewed from both a Western and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) perspective, this acupuncture foundation course for nurses takes you through a large number of applications and techniques, allowing you to confidently apply acupuncture for:

  • Acute or persistent pain, anywhere in the body, including chronic pain and OA
  • Stress and anxiety
  • Overactive bladder
  • Hot flushes/flashes
  • General wellbeing

Our foundation acupuncture course for nurses is specifically for registered nurses who are looking to offer more to their patients. What’s more, adding acupuncture and dry needling to your skills base will enhance your CPD, and thus can advance your career and professional development.

We keep our students at the heart of everything that we do by making our courses fun, whilst providing an exceptional educational experience.

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With global reputation and experience curated and delivered by our team of expert tutors, this foundation acupuncture course has a worldwide reputation, and has cemented Breeze Academy as one of the leading providers of acupuncture and dry needling training.

Our unique blend of online and face-to-face, carefully curated content, both before and after the in-person learning component, allows you to access high quality education whenever and wherever you want. This helps to reduce accommodation costs for those of you needing to travel to the face-to-face component, whilst also providing you the option to revisit learning in a much more meaningful and engaging format.

Our fully evidence-based approach and expert research knowledge is combined with practical, clinically relevant teaching to ensure you receive a fully evidence-based approach to the implementation of acupuncture. This course has clinical reasoning at the heart of delivery, making sure that you’re able to make fully informed decisions on how and when to introduce acupuncture into a patient’s care package.

You must be a registered nurse to attend our foundation acupuncture course for nurses.

With COVID-19 still a concern for many, if you have to cancel for a COVID-related problem, we will assign you to the next available course that suits you. Or, if you prefer, we will issue you a full refund.

We can give you 5 days access to a free taster course, which has small amount of lessons from the full course to give you a flavour of how we do things.

Check out the free taster course here

Meet your tutor

Dr. Carl Clarkson

Qualifications
  • PhD, Acupuncture and Women’s Health, Northumbria University
  • MSc, Acupuncture, Coventry University
  • PGCE, Adult and Continuing Education and Teaching, Teeside University
  • BSc, Physiotherapy, Northumbria University
Achievements
  • Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, HEA
Over a decade ago, I had an ambitious vision – create exceptional learning experiences for healthcare professionals. My career began in 2004 as a Physiotherapist, where a passion for helping people was complimented...
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Agenda

Day 1

Online Learning Prior to Face-to-Face WorkshopOnline

Prior to the face-to-face session, you will complete safety lessons on our online platform. You will learn:

  • Contraindications and precautions
  • Adverse events
  • How to deal with adverse events

Needle insertion fundamentals take you through video demonstrations of how we choose needle size, and how we make our acupoint choices, no matter which part of the body is needled.

We will also provide an introduction to meridians - the essential map needed to guide you in locating acupoints, as well as pain physiology and the impact that acupuncture has on descending inhibition.

Day 1: Face-to-Face Workshop

On day one of the face-to-face workshop, you will begin learning needle insertion techniques, with a primary focus on the upper limb.

By the end of day one, you will have been introduced to prominent acupoints commonly used for ailments affecting the shoulder, elbow and the wrist and hand.

Furthermore, we will look to integrate your online learning, specifically around needling safety and clinical reasoning.

Day 2: Face-to-Face Workshop

On day two, you will improve your basic needling skills to apply to the lower limbs and spine. We will build upon the lessons from day one through case studies, and explore the physiological impacts of needling in acute and persistent pain.

By the end of day two, you will have gained confidence in your needling skills, and have a deeper understanding of what informs our decisions to needle a client (and subsequently, how to choose which acupoints are best suited).

Day 3: Face-to-Face Workshop

We will begin the final face-to-face session by consolidating your upper limb, lower limb and spinal needling techniques. You will have a short safety test to complete, where you will be required to describe needling safety (contraindications, precautions) before demonstrating safe needle insertion into the thoracic spine.

The lessons on day three focus upon the head, neck, ear before progressing to dry needling techniques. Furthermore, we will explore the theoretical and practical aspects of needling for systemic ailments such as hot flushes, overactive bladder, and stress. We will conclude the face-to-face aspect of the course with case studies and Q&A.

Post-Workshop Learning and AssessmentOnline

To contextualise acupuncture and dry needling within Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), you will access a number of lessons that discuss TCM philosophy through our online platform.

Your final assessment, where you will take several multi-choice tests focused upon case studies, will also be accessed through our online platform.

Course bookings

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6th-8th Dec 2021 (8:45 am - 5:00 pm)

£550.00 Holiday Inn, Cardiff City Centre

10th-12th Dec 2021 (8:45 am - 5:00 pm)

£550.00 Birmingham Conference and Event Centre

12th-14th Jan 2022 (8:45 am - 5:00 pm)

£550.00 Holiday Inn Glasgow Theatreland

28th-30th Jan 2022 (8:45 am - 5:00 pm)

£550.00 Jurys Inn, Belfast

11th-13th Feb 2022 (8:45 am - 5:00 pm)

£550.00 Holiday Inn Express, Leeds City Centre Armouries

14th-16th Feb 2022 (8:45 am - 5:00 pm)

£550.00 Jurys Inn, Manchester

9th-11th Mar 2022 (8:45 am - 5:00 pm)

£550.00 Holiday Inn Express Limehouse, London

18th-20th Mar 2022 (8:45 am - 5:00 pm)

£550.00 The Birmingham Conference & Events Centre

6th-8th Apr 2022 (8:45 am - 5:00 pm)

£550.00 Jurys Inn, Newcastle Quayside

29th Apr - 1st May 2022 (8:45 am - 5:00 pm)

£550.00 Jurys Inn, Sheffield

13th-15th May 2022 (8:45 am - 5:00 pm)

£550.00 Holiday Inn Express, Albert Dock, Liverpool

6th-8th Jun 2022 (8:45 am - 5:00 pm)

£550.00 Jurys Inn, Manchester

10th-12th Jun 2022 (8:45 am - 5:00 pm)

£550.00 Holiday Inn Express, Leeds Armouries

22nd-24th Jun 2022 (8:45 am - 5:00 pm)

£550.00 Leonardo Royal Hotel, Edinburgh Haymarket

15th-17th Jul 2022 (8:45 am - 5:00 pm)

£550.00 Holiday Inn Express Limehouse, London

7th-9th Sep 2022 (8:45 am - 5:00 pm)

£550.00 The Birmingham Conference & Events Centre

12th-14th Oct 2022 (8:45 am - 5:00 pm)

£550.00 Jurys Inn, Manchester

28th-30th Oct 2022 (8:45 am - 5:00 pm)

£550.00 Jurys Inn, Newcastle Gateshead Quays

9th-11th Nov 2022 (8:45 am - 5:00 pm)

£550.00 Holiday Inn Express, Leeds Armouries

23rd-25th Nov 2022 (8:45 am - 5:00 pm)

£550.00 Holiday Inn Express Limehouse, London

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