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.
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.
The Westberg Institute is going on the road again, and we want YOU to join us in New Mexico!
The Westberg Institute, in partnership with the Nursing Division of the Spiritual Care Association, is proud to present the 2020 Westberg Symposium at the Caring for the Human Spirit Conference.® Save the Date!
All participants of the Westberg Symposium will have full access to the Caring for the Human Spirit® Conference at absolutely no additional cost! Over the years, the Westberg Symposium has become the premier gathering and networking event for faith community nurses from across the globe. Participants develop supportive connections and gain new ideas and skills as distinguished speakers share techniques and experiences for the benefit of the professional practice. The symposium is the ideal place for FCNs, along with others, to share their experiences, latest approaches, and best practices to plan, prepare, and respond to communities and individuals.
Attendees can register not only for FCN-specific content but for any of the programs offered at the Caring for the Human Spirit® Conference.
Registration opens September 2019.
Call for proposals is now open. Deadline is August 5, 2019.
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.
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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.
For more information about the curriculum, contact Dr. Susan Jacob at
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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