The Westberg Institute for Faith Community Nursing is a ministry of Church Health. As a leader in faith community nurse (FCN) education, consultation, and research for over 30 years, the Westberg Institute serves health ministry programs worldwide. Its mission is to promote the development of high-quality outcomes-based FCN practice as part of an overall health ministry program.
Building upon last year’s successful virtual conference, we are excited to bring you another robust virtual experience in 2021!
We hope you will join us for the VIRTUAL 2021 Westberg Symposium at the Caring for the Human Spirit© Conference April 12-14, 2021!
Faith Community Nurses: A Short Discussion for Faith Communities about the Benefits Health Ministry Provides
Do you need a tool to introduce the specialty practice of faith community nursing to your faith community? Would you like to know more about faith community nursing and how health ministry works in communities of faith? Then this short webinar created by experts is for you! Faith Community Nurses: A Short Discussion for Faith Communities about the Benefits Health Ministry Provides is a short nine-minute presentation that describes the role of faith community nurses and the benefits they bring to communities of faith. This webinar is free and we encourage you to share this educational resource with other nurses and communities of faith. A downloadable handout is also available for your use.
Join us for a new webinar series: Leadership & Coordination for Faith Community Nurse Practice
Westberg Institute has partnered with the Spiritual Care Association (SCA) Nursing Division to open a new 8-module educational series: Leadership & Coordination for Faith Community Nurse Practice. Participants can receive 1.5 CNE credits for each module. Complete all 8 modules and receive 12 CNE credits, a certificate of recognition, and a lapel pin as an SCA Westberg Institute affiliated FCN Coordinator.adable handout is also available for your use.
2020 Nurses of Faith Wall of Honor
These faith community nurses (FCNs) are being acknowledged by other FCNs in recognition, gratitude and celebration for how their lives and practice of faith community nursing have touched so many individuals, faith communities, and FCN peers. We honor these exemplary individuals.
Various courses developed by faith community nursing practice experts and coordinated by the Westberg Institute are taught internationally by educational partners through hospitals, organizations, and networks.
CNE Provider Unit
The Westberg Institute is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Tennessee Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
Foundations of Faith Community Nursing
Foundations of Faith Community Nursing is a 38-hour course focusing on the entry-level knowledge necessary for FCN practice. Its sections include spirituality, professionalism, wholistic health and community. This course fulfills the educational requirement for board certification in faith community nursing from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC).
To find a course in your area, click here.
FCN Coordinator Course
The FCN Coordinator Course equips FCNs in leadership and management positions to work with FCNs in various practice areas and networks. Leadership, funding, communications and documentation are included topics.
For Coordinator Course information, click here.
The Educator Course
The Educator Course provides instruction by Westberg Institute staff on how to teach the Foundations of Faith Community Nursing course as an educational partner. The modified curriculum is available to international partners to fulfill the needs and customs of healthcare practices in various countries.
For course information, click here.
Supplemental topics are available periodically for retreats and continuing education opportunities.
Education & Consultation
The Westberg Institute provides one-on-one, group and organizational consultation. Continuing education opportunities for various aspects of FCN health ministry, along with live and online presentations, are available. Additional services include retreats for educators and coordinators and regional network meetings. To learn about regional events, see our events calendar.
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