A large number of osteopathic manual practitioners (OPM) are nurses who supplement their income by working on a part time or full time basis as an OMP, charging patients up to $150 per hour for manual osteopathic care they provide for chronic pain.
All nurses in California receive advanced credits allowing them to earn a diploma in osteopathic manual practice - D.O.M.P. (online or in-campus) in a shorter time (6 months) at lower tuition ($7800 US approximately). Our program is open to all nurses no matter if they are registered or not.
National Academy of Osteopathy is the largest provider of manual osteopathic education worldwide teaching in 68 countries. We also have two sister universities (National University of Medical Sciences) in Spain and USA teaching a number of online health related degrees such as MBA in healthcare (www.numss.com and www.numss.us).
In the states (and California) we have a number of Osteopathy Chronic Pain Clinics of Canada (OCPCC), which our alumni can join upon graduation. Currently OCPCC has 157 clinics across the world.
Nurses interested to study on-campus can attend the York University Heights campus of NAO in Toronto. Two weeks of optional practical technique classes are provided in Toronto for online students.
Our alumni are permitted to work in all States as osteopathic manual practitioners. They are not permitted to call themselves osteopaths in the US as the term osteopath is reserved for osteopathic physicians (DO). We teach European style manual osteopathy, also known as osteopathic manual practice. Our practice is hands-on only, no surgery, and no medications.
To receive our information package including the academic calendar please send an email to admissions@nationalacademy
Registered nurse & osteopathic manual practitioner Candace Terry, RN, DOMP writes about why she chose National Academy of Osteopathy:
After twenty-two years of nursing, I was at a point in my career that I needed a change. I met a Manual Osteopath during a training session for concussion analysis and treatment. I was very interested and started to look up what Manual Osteopathy was and quickly discovered that manual osteopathy coincided with my beliefs of treating a person as a whole.
So I started to look into the different schools that offered manual osteopathy. Finally deciding on NAO (National Academy of Osteopathy) and I am so happy I did. I first selected NAO because it allowed me to do full time courses online. It also had very good reviews from past students, even students that had attended other Manual Osteopathy schools then went to NAO.
When I started, the passion for manual osteopathy Dr. Pourgol conveyed when he was teaching made it feel like he was right in the room with you. His love for Manual Osteopathy made me want to learn more and more. Then when I went to Toronto for the 2 week hands-on, seeing the team in-person made me feel like I was part of a special family. The love I have for my new profession just increased tenfold.
The business classes were above and beyond what I was expecting. There were many times I said “I wish I knew that before” or “Wow. That makes so much sense.” I even caught my husband hanging around when I was watching my classes and saying quietly “Hmm”, “Okay”, and “Yes”.
I am looking forward to doing the dual degree BSc (O) and DO (Spain).
Candace Terry RN DOMP
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