Susan Clearwater, RN, BSN

Holistic Nurse Practitioner
Clinical Herbalist

Bloomington, Indiana

Susan Clearwater - EchinaceaSusan graduated from Indiana University School of Nursing with high distinction, receiving a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing in 1988, and then worked at Bloomington Hospital as a Medical/Surgical charge nurse for four years.

Motivated by life-long interests and experiences in holistic healing and perspective, she has received training in many areas of health care. These include management of a health food store and training in nutrition, iridology, applied kineseology, natural childbirth, Cranio-Sacral Therapy, AMMA Therapy, Therapeutic Touch, and Traditional Chinese Medicine. She is an experienced herbalist, and uses medicinal herbs for her family’s health and in her client practice.

Susan Clearwater began her holistic nursing practice in 1993, and later became a certified Holistic Nurse Practitioner through the American Holistic Nursing Association. She currently enjoys her private practice, Holistic Nursing Service, at The Center for Wholism in Bloomington, Indiana. She enjoys seeing people of all ages for a wide variety of health issues.


Susan has been an enthusiastic gardener and herbalist for over 40 years. In addition to her nursing practice, she owns and manages Green Turtle Botanical Sanctuary, where she develops and maintains meadow and woodland gardens of medicinal herbs. The herbs are organically grown, processed into tinctures and salve from freshly harvested plants, and sold under the label “Green Turtle Botanicals” to clients and local health food stores.

Upon invitation, Susan teaches many classes on health including:

  • Medicinal Herbalism (Cultivation, Preparation of Teas, Tinctures and Salves, and Herbs for Daily Health Care)
  • Holistic Healing for Body, Mind, and Emotions
  • Women’s Health and Herbs
  • Pediatric Herbs and Healthcare
  • Therapeutic Touch
  • Healing with Sound

Susan is dedicated to promoting well-being and vibrant health for her clients and students.