…the heart of the faith community nursing movement,
Acting locally, inspiring globally

We are excited to announce that effective November 1, 2020, the Westberg Institute for Faith Community Nursing (WI) will call the Spiritual Care Association (SCA) its new home.

IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM WESTBERG INSTITUTE:

The leadership of Church Health, WI, and SCA believe this move is a positive step forward for Faith Community Nurses (FCNs) and for the future of spiritual care. SCA is prepared and well-equipped to support the various needs of FCNs globally and further continue the development of the specialty nursing practice with high quality best-practice educational opportunities and resources. Faith Community Nurses can become members of SCA’s Nursing Division, but WI resources will be available to both members and non-members. 

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!

Included in Registration is the International World Forum and the co-sponsored FCNI Research Forum

Educational Curricula

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

Spiritual Care Association Nursing Division is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Course Topics

Foundations of Faith Community Nursing

Foundations of Faith Community Nursing is a 36.5-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 entry into practice in faith community nursing.

To find a course in your area, click here.

 

Leadership and Coordination 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.

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.

To send an inquiry to the office, click here.

Upcoming Events

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Sat 27

Foundations of Faith Community Nursing-ONLINE

January 17 @ 8:00 am - April 25 @ 5:00 pm CST
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$300
Sat 27

Faith Community Nurse Foundations Course

February 5 @ 9:00 am - April 17 @ 3:30 pm CST
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$400

Phone

(212) 644-1111 ext. 107