Prem Nathenson

Prem Nathenson, DNP, MSN, MPA, APRN, NP-C, CTN

Graduate Nursing

Contact Info

Prem Nathenson, DNP, MSN, MPA, APRN, CP-C, CTN became an instructor at Clarkson College in 2019. He holds Master’s degrees in Public Health Administration from the University of Kansas and Adult Gerontology Nurse Practitioner from South University. He also earned a Doctor of Naturopathy degree from Canyon College and a Doctor of Nursing Practice degree from Nebraska Methodists College.

Along with being a nurse practitioner, Dr. Nathenson is a Certified Traditional Naturopath, Holistic Nurse Board Certified and a Certified Traditional Naturopath. He has research experience in a number of areas incluing non-pharmaceutical approaches to pain, preventing readmission to acute care and the measurement of psychiatric function. He is also a Board Trustee of the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitative Facilities.

Dr. Nathenson resides in Lincoln Neb, where he and his wife own and operate an integrative health clinic called Simple Path Health & Wellness. He also works as a nurse practitioner in a weight loss clinic. 


NS 838 – Advanced Pathophysiology
NS 807 - Theories/Concepts Adv Roles
NS 812 - Research Design & Methods I 

Words of Wisdom

I am a lifelong learner and believe in a holistic and inclusive approach to health care. My personal philosophy and beliefs have been shaped by my experience as a cancer survivor and person with an acquired disability.  

Scholarly Works (Selected)

Nathenson, P. (2017). The DASH diet: A cultural adaptation. Nursing 2017, 47(4), 57-59.

Nathenson, P.& Nathenson, N. (2017). Complementary and alternative medicine in pulmonary care. Journal of Complementary Medicine & Alternative Healthcare.1(2)

Nathenson, P., & Nathenson, S. L. (2015). Complementary and Alternative Health Practices in the Rehabilitation Nursing Setting. Rehabilitation Nursing Journal, 37(3) pages 114–118

Nathenson, P. (2015) Integral Nursing Theory—A Framework for Complementary and Alternative Practices in Rehabilitation Nursing. In Lehman, C. (Ed.) The specialty practice of rehabilitation nursing: a core curriculum (7th ed.). Chicago, IL. Association of Rehabilitation Nurses. pages 151-164

Nathenson, P. A., Nathenson, S. L., & Divito, K. S. (2014). Implementing the New CARF Wellness Standards. Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases, 23(5), 1118-1130.

Nathenson, S.L. & Nathenson, P. (2013). Integrative Wellness in Rehabilitation: Social and Behavioral Aspects of Health Care and Clinical Applications. Rehabilitation Nursing, 38(6), 276-283.

Nathenson, P. (2012). Application of holistic nursing in the rehabilitation setting. Rehabilitation Nursing, 37(3), 114-118.

Nathenson, P. (2009). Culturally competent care complements interactions with people with disabilities.

Rehabilitation Nursing, 34(3), 91-109.

Nelson, A., Nathenson, P., Powell‐Cope, G., Palacios, P., Luther, S. L., Black, T., Hillman, T., ... & Gross, J. C. (2007). Nurse staffing and patient outcomes in inpatient rehabilitation settings. Rehabilitation Nursing, 32(5), 179-202.

Nathenson, P., Schafer, L., & Anderson, J. (2007). Relationship of RN role responsibilities to job satisfaction. Rehabilitation Nursing, 32(1), 9-14.

Nelson, A. L., Tracey, C. A., Baxter, M. L., Nathenson, P., Rosario, M., & Rockefeller, K. (2005) Strategies to improve patient and health care provider safety in patient handling and movement tasks Rehabilitation Nursing, 30(5), 80-81.

Nelson, A. L., Tracey, C. A., Baxter, M. L., Nathenson, P., Rosario, M., & Rockefeller, K. (2005). Improving patient and health care provider safety: Task force develops recommendations for patient handling. Physical Therapy Magazine, 13(4), 48-52.

Nathenson, P. (2004). Adapting OSHA ergonomic guidelines to the rehabilitation setting. Rehabilitation Nursing,29(4), 127-130.

Nathenson, P. (1999). Integrating Rehabilitation and Restorative Nursing Concepts into the MDS”, Association of Rehabilitation Nurses Publication.

Nathenson, P., & Johnson, C. (1992). The psychiatric treatment plan. Perspectives in Psychiatric Care, 28(3), 32-35.

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