Northwestern nursing students conduct Bio-Touch research

| More

Northwestern nursing students conduct Bio-Touch research

August 31, 2010

Dr. James Bowen, dean of the School of Professional Studies at Northwestern, tries out Bio-Touch from nursing student Alana Dempsey.

Northwestern Oklahoma State University’s Division of Nursing conducted research on 193 subjects after learning the skills of Bio-Touch.

Bio-Touch is a simple, hands-on healing technique that can be used to address a number of health concerns. Junior and senior nursing students learned Bio-Touch with the help of Paul Bucky, a Bio-Touch consultant. Northwestern's Nursing Program is the only program in the country that certifies its students in Bio-Touch.

Bucky traveled from Arizona to work with nursing students for four days before conducting the research in the Student Center. He also spoke at the Alva Kiwanis Club meeting recently to explain how Bio-Touch works and its benefits.

“It was a great experience for our nursing students,” Dr. Carole McKenzie, nursing chair, said.

McKenzie wants to remind the public that the nursing students and faculty are certified and can make arrangements to provide Bio-Touch at any time. Next year’s basic certification Bio-Touch class will be held on Aug. 22-23, 2011. Aug. 24-26, 2011, will be reserved for advanced practicum for senior nursing students, faculty, staff and community members who have taken the basic certification class in the past. Bio-Touch research will be conducted on Friday, Aug. 26, 2011, in the Student Center.

To learn more about Bio-Touch, visit or contact Northwestern’s Division of Nursing at (580) 327-8493.