Heavenly Oasis


I received my BSN from Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, Florida and my MSN from College of New Rochelle, NY.

Although my nursing career started in med-surgical, I have worked in many fields over the years including Community. While I was working in hospitals and the community, I felt there was so much more to nursing and the healing process than I had been taught.  In my search to find more meaning, I was lead to the MSN Clinical Specialist in Holistic Nursing at College of New Rochelle in New York where I learned Guided Imagery, Polarity and Therapeutic Touch.  I also became certified Reiki Master

After graduation, I moved to Connecticut where as faculty at the University of Connecticut I integrated Holistic principles into the nursing courses I taught.  At the same time, I also accepted a position as Holistic Nurse in charge of integrative services for 120 patients at a local nursing/rehab facility for over 5 years.

During this time I expanded my therapies to become a certified Clinical Aromatherapy Practitioner-Instructor though Jane Buckle’s program and a certified IGM Acupressure Practitioner. I also started my own business, Heavenly Oasis, which gives me not only the opportunity to work with more clients but also lecture at various organizations and conferences on holistic principles and therapies in the health care setting.

While teaching at the University of Connecticut and part time for  University of New England,  I conducted research using Reiki and Clinical Aromatherapy with students, clients, and hospital staff. My area of focus is centered on using Reiki and other therapies not only for client care and healing but also for self-healing and empowerment. My dissertation research focus is using Reiki, as self-care for stress management among staff and employees.

Currently, I am teaching at the University of Oklahoma. I am also completing my PhD in Human Science with a concentration in Integrative Health Studies from Saybrook Graduate School and Research Center in San Francisco, California. I am also completing my certification  in clinical hypnosis from American Society of Clinical Hypnosis (ASCH).

This objectives of this web-site are to:

1.) Open an avenue for discuss the body-mind-spirit connection,

2.) Describe several different integrative modalities currently used in the health care area,

3.) Disseminate current information and research,

4.) Provide links for further information, and

5.) Provide access to an integrative practitioner.



                                                                                           Jeanette Plodek, RN CSHN PhDc CCAP/I


       Hello!!   I am Jeanette.  Welcome to Heavenly Oasis!!