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Please feel free to e-mail or call your educator of choice directly to learn more about the IIA Integrative Aromatherapy(TM) Certificate Program. Our goal is to provide a one-on-one personalized coaching format, where you learn through the power of collaboration. As part of our commitment to you and your educational goals, that personalized attention starts today with the first call or email. We look forward to hearing from you soon!

The Institute of Integrative Aromatherapy was co-founded in 1998 by Valerie Cooksley and Laraine Pounds, who have collaborated for years to achieve the vision of bringing Integrative Aromatherapy® to the forefront of nursing today.  With more than 50 years of combined experience, they bring a unique “hybrid” of expertise to this comprehensive course as both experienced aromatherapy practitioners and RN educators.

Both co-founders and instructors are accomplished nurse educators and expert clinical aromatherapists who have collaborated to co-author the Integrative Aromatherapy® Certificate Program. Each instructor possesses individual teaching strengths and distinctive knowledge, and will facilitate the best education experience for the student under their mentorship.   Contact your chosen instructor for more information.

Read each of the respective bios for our program instructors and then contact your preferred instructor:


Valerie Cooksley, RN, OCN, FAAIM             Laraine Kyle Pounds, RN, BSN, MSN

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