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Holistic Care Webinar: Essential Oil Therapy for Nursing Practice

Holistic therapies are increasingly being used to improve symptoms and maintain health and well-being during a hospital stay. Clinical aromatherapy is the controlled and therapeutic use of essential oils in the clinical setting. Recent research indicates that therapeutic-grade essential oils are efficacious at reducing pain, nausea, and anxious feelings in conjunction with standard care.

As healthcare organizations are addressing their pain management policies and processes, including how they relate to non-pharmacologic and non-opioid solutions, essential oil therapy provides an opportunity for a new and evolving evidence-based nursing practice.

Activity Date:
Start Date:   September 24, 2021
End Date:  September 24, 2024
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  • Juli Reynolds, BSN, RN, Certified Clinical Aromatherapist

    Juli Reynolds is a Certified Clinical Aromatherapist and practicing registered nurse for over 30 years.  Juli has completed the NAHA accredited Professional Aromatherapy Certification.  Juli is the founder of Essential Oil Nurses and co-owner of EORN.

    Currently Juli works at Vanderbilt University Medical Center as a Perianesthesia, research and aromatherapy nurse.  She has served as principle investigator and research coordinator for clinical research studies at her medical center involving the use of essential oils in nursing practice.  She has published and presented nationally on the use of essential oils in healthcare.  Nurses finding their voice in the world is her fuel.

There is no fee for this activity, but to receive contact hours you must register online and complete the online Attestation and Evaluation form (you must register to access this form).

Learning Outcome

At the conclusion of this learning activity, (at least 75% of) participants will be able to discuss the use of aromatherapy as an evidence based intervention that can be used to enhance patient outcomes in clinical practice.


Dartmouth-Hitchcock Nursing Continuing Education Council is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

This educational activity carries 1.0 contact hour.

Requirements for Successful Completion

Dartmouth-Hitchcock will award contact hour(s) for successful completion. In order to receive full contact hour credit for this Continuing Nursing Education (CNE) activity, you must:

  • View the entire presentation 
  • Complete the online Attestation of Attendance & Evaluation Form (you must register to access).

The activity director(s), planning committee member(s), speaker(s), author(s) or anyone in a position to control the content for have reported the following financial interest or relationship* with various companies/organizations. The Speaker role was validated by independent peer review by the Nurse Planner and determined to be free of commercial bias. All potential conflict(s) were resolved.

* Juli Reynolds BSN, RN ~ is a consultant for doTERRA Intl. and is owner of EORN, Intl.

Other planning committee member(s), speaker(s), activity director(s), author(s) or anyone in a position to control the content for this program report no financial interest or relationship with any company(ies) or organizations whose product may be germane to the content of their presentations. There were no individuals in a position to control the content who refused to disclose.

*A “financial interest or relationship" refers to an equity position, receipt of royalties, consultantship, funding by a research grant, receiving honoraria for educational services elsewhere, or to any other relationship to a company that provides sufficient reason for disclosure, in keeping with the spirit of the stated policy.

Bibliographic Sources
  • Reference list is included in the presentation.
Provider Contact Information

Provider contact information for questions of the activity or regarding accreditation: 

Director of Continuing Nursing Education, Center for Nursing Excellence
Center for Learning and Professional Development
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

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